For Professionals

FDAMH’s services at a glance

General eligibility criteria (any exceptions detailed by project below):

  • Resident in Falkirk and District
  • Aged 16 years old and over
  • Experiencing mental health problems

During pandemic restrictions all services continue but are being delivered by telephone or online.

Services for people who have become lonely or isolated as a result of reduced mental wellbeing or life events – supporting them to build long-lasting social connections. Ages 16+, serving Forth Valley.Takes place: mostly in the community at times to suit
Referral: health and social work professionals by form or self by phone
Michele Reap
Social Spark Manager
01324 671 612
Email Michele

Supporting families where a family member is affected by a mental health problem, this service provides access to a Family Support Worker who will help families build resilience, tap into community resources and maintain the wellbeing of all family members.Takes place: at FDAMH, some home visits. Office hours plus evening support and education.

Neil Sowerby
Family Support Manager
01324 671 608
Email Neil
Providing short-term, generic counselling that challenges people to bring about changes that will empower them to make positive choices.Counselling can be a difficult and painful process and a number of sessions maybe required before the client will experience a positive change. Clients are expected to make a firm commitment to the counselling process.
Available to ages 16 and upwards.Takes place: at FDAMH, office hours and evening appointments
Referral: self, by phone or in person OR professional, by phone or form.
Other: A fee-paying Fast Track service is available and can be selected on the referral form
Jane Boyd
Counselling Manager
01324 671 615
Email Jane

This service has evolved! It is now known as ‘Central Spark’ and is part of ‘Social Spark’ (see above).

Responding to crisis and urgent need by providing immediate access to skilled staff in person or over the phone to anyone from the local community who needs it, during office hours.Takes place: At FDAMH or by phone, 10am to 4pm Mon to Thu; 10am to 3pm Fri
Referral: not required. Appointments also available – simply call or visit in person during hours of availability.
Initial Assessment Practitioners
01324 671 600
One-to-one short-term work with people experiencing reduced wellbeing, supporting them to make changes that will impact positively on their lives through skilled holistic assessment followed by signposting, information provision and one-to-one training.Takes place: in the community and at FDAMH, office hours.
Referral: Participating GPs and FDAMH’s Initial Assessment Practitioners, also accessible via our Immediate Help Service for people in crisis (see above).
Selena Watson
Social Prescribing Manager
01324 671 612
Email Selena
Aiming to help those affected by this devastating event. The group offers a safe environment to explore, with others, the whirlpool of emotions following suicide.This group is open to any adults living in Forth Valley.Takes place: at FDAMH, evenings
Neil Sowerby
Family Support Worker
01324 671 608
Email Neil
NHS Forth Valley Spiritual Care Team – 24/7 number – 07824 460882