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If you’re donating this Christmas…

Mental Health impacts on every aspect of our lives, so supporting FDAMH might mean you’re helping someone to stay in work, improving life and the future prospects for everyone in a family, stopping someone from feeling so desperately alone or maybe saving someone’s life altogether,

If you’d like to donate this Christmas please pop along to our secure Donations Page (hosted by the Charities Aid Foundation).

FDAMH can only respond to the high demand for services thanks to the generosity of donors and fundraisers.

Thank you

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04/12/2019 at 3:58 pm



Latest Newsletter Out Now!

Make sure you’re up to speed with our Christmas opening and the latest news from the team here at FDAMH. You can view our newsletter at: https://mailchi.mp/8ce01264b2bf/fdamh-news-dec19

To make sure you never miss out you can click the ‘Subscribe’ link on the newsletter page – never fear, we’re too busy delivering services to deluge your inbox!

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04/12/2019 at 3:48 pm



Welcome Cafe scheme embraced by communities

You may have read a previous story about FDAMH’s Welcome Café scheme. Inspired by a project in Manchester, we’re working to encourage simple everyday connections in our community with the help of enthusiastic local cafés and restaurants. If you’d like to find out more, including which cafés have joined the scheme, click the Welcome Café icon on our front page!

We’re also keen to develop volunteers to support this community-based project. If you like the sound of dropping in on local cafés in the scheme to keep them up-to-date with materials, ideas and a bit of encouragement then please get in touch!

The Falkirk Welcome Community Café project now has 28 cafés and coffee shops on board and they’re all listed on our Welcome Café pages.

We also have a pilot exercise in Stirling with the following cafés involved: Waitrose, Burgh Coffee shop, Stirling University, Recyke-a-bike Causewayhead. Look out for a launch at Waitrose in the next few weeks! And in Alloa we’re delighted to welcome on board ASDA and Ladybird Café.

Our small team of volunteers are vital to the project, they…
• Visit participating cafes, ensure they have enough literature, i.e. cards, posters etc. to promote the service
• Speak to staff and managers and note how the project is going
• Observe in cafés and see how it effective the service is
• Provide regular feedback of comments/suggestions
Visit our volunteering pages to find out more.

Feedback from the public would be greatly appreciated! Have you used the card at a table, been involved in a conversation? You can feedback by getting in touch with Jim…

To find out more or let us know what you think contact Jim Thompson 07889809878 or email jim.thompson@fdamh.org.uk

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02/12/2019 at 11:03 am



Take your career further with FDAMH

Due to increasing demand for our services FDAMH has a vacancy for an exceptional Operations Manager who can embrace our ethos and values.

The principal purpose of this new post is to manage the day-to-day operations of FDAMH, support staff and the General Manager and act as Deputy Manager in their absence.

The deadline for applications is Friday 29th Novemeber at 12 noon. To find out more pop along to our Jobs Page

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28/10/2019 at 2:49 pm



FDAMH’s Annual Review now available

Our Annual Review of our last financial year (2018 to 2019) is now available for you to view on our website.

Hard copies are available at FDAMH.

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08/10/2019 at 11:27 am



Shortlisted for Alliance Self Management Awards

Portrait of Janet

We’re really thrilled that our colleague, Janet Crawford, has been shortlisted in this year’s Alliance Self Management Awards.

Janet is one of three finalists in the Self Management Champion of the Year category. A well-known figure in the local and national spoken-word scene, Janet brings all of her experience and enthusiasm to her inspiring creative groups for people using our Social Spark service.

Janet said “For me it’s about the possibilities which the creative spark can ignite. It’s creating spaces where people feel able to try new things and allow themselves a moment for themselves. Being alongside, listening to and appreciating people for who and where they are, unconditionally… as was done for me, when I needed support.”

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Scottish Parliament on the 8th October.

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27/08/2019 at 12:37 pm