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
Befriending people who have become socially isolated as a result of mental health problems to help them get back into their communities.

Takes place: mostly in the community at times to suit
Referral: health and social work professionals, by form

Sandra Walsh
01324 671 610
Email Sandra
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 14 and upwards.

Takes place: at FDAMH, office hours, limited evening appointments
Referral: self, by phone or in person OR professional, by phone or form
Please note a paying fast track service is also available.

Liz Trodden
Counselling Manager
01324 671 615
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Providing a supportive social environment with a combination of structured and self-directed activities and one-to-one support when required.

Takes place: At FDAMH, 10am to 4pm Mon & Tue; 10.30am to 4pm Wed; 10am to 3pm Fri
Referral: not required. Simply ask the person to contact us to arrange an initial discussion – they will find out about the service, discuss their aims in attending and their suitability will be assessed.

Angela Bell
Acting Drop In Manager
01324 671 612
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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. Simply call or visit in person during hours of availability.

Jane Boyd
Initial Assessment Practitioner
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 Practitioner accessible via our Immediate Help Service for people in crisis (see above).

Jane Shirra
Social Prescribing Manager
01324 671 612
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Preventing reduced mental wellbeing in older people experiencing significant life changes by providing positive social relationships to build confidence and help people engage with their communities. Includes telephone befriending and social groups. The project is aimed at older people at risk of developing reduced mental wellbeing.

Takes place: mostly in the community at times to suit
Referral: health and social work professionals, by form

Julie Law
Third Age Befriending Manager
01324 671 611
Email Julie
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
Referrals: self, by phone or in person.

Neil Sowerby
Family Support Worker
01324 671 608
Email Neil
NHS Forth Valley Spiritual Care Team – 24/7 number – 07824 460882
There are a variety of activity groups on offer at FDAMH. Activity groups help people build confidence and develop interests and skills. Some people use activity groups in addition to other services, while others use the activity groups alone.

Takes place: at FDAMH, office hours
Referrals: self, by phone or in person

Emily Stewart
Group Worker
01324 671 600
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