Experience – Board

Being a Trustee

I’m a volunteer board member at FDAMH because I like to be able to use the knowledge and skills gained from doing things at a national level at a local level, in the area I live and where I access services.

It’s brilliant to be able to see from the inside how hardworking and dedicated the staff and volunteers are to creating a supportive environment and developing and delivering services that do that.

Sometimes it’s hard to see progress when it comes to mental health and related issues so it’s always uplifting to be around people who are passionate about it and actually making a difference to people’s lives.

Tags: Board, Volunteering
15/09/2016 at 1:27 pm

Being a board member at FDAMH is rewarding in so many ways

Being a Board member at FDAMH is rewarding in so many ways. We have a fabulous staff team at FDAMH and playing a small part in this organisation’s success is humbling. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly we can turn ideas into actions. The most rewarding thing is to see a project being discussed, funding sought and the project implemented within weeks/months. The ability of the organisation to think big and tackle the inequities of healthcare access is also greatly personally rewarding.
Everyone is touched in some way by depression, anxiety or other mental health issues. Nobody is immune, I have personal experience of this despite my knowledge after working for many years in the mental health field. I used to think that I could cope with everything and was some kind of “wonder woman”. FDAMH were there for me, to support me and help me pick up the pieces and put my life back into perspective.
I am passionate about FDAMH’s success in increasing community understanding of mental health and wellbeing and reducing the stigma associated with these conditions.

Tags: Board, Volunteering
16/12/2013 at 7:16 pm