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FDAMH’s Media Group Take part in For Falkirk’s Sake

FDAMH Comedy Night small
FDAMH’s Media group are performing at Falkirk’s newest Arts Festival, For Falkirk’s Sake. This is a new Festival for Falkirk which is run by a variety of local Artists, film makers, writers and poets, including local film maker Katie White.

The group have been asked to perform at Behind The Wall on the afternoon of Thursday 31st July from 2.00pm — 3.30pm. The show will include comedy sketches, poetry readings and music and will include favourites such as “Aunt Clara’s Problem pages” and “The Yoga Class”. Music will be provided by our very own singer songwriter Donnie Heron and the show will be interspersed with short poetry readings, both poignant and comical.

Tickets are priced at £5.00 and can be purchased from The Steeple Box office (01324 506850)

In addition to the performance, we will also be participating in the Festivals Art exhibition, which will be shown in BTW on Saturday 2nd August. Alongside other local artists and sculptors, members of the Media group will be exhibiting paintings and photography, which will be available for sale.

The Media groups members performing and exhibiting in the Festival are:
Jackie Mercer
Jenny Gilmour
Gordon Brown
Steven McCrystal
Maria Robertson
Vera Deakin
Bryan Deakin
Charlie Penn
Donnie Heron

Well worth a look, the full program for this new and eclectic Festival can be seen at: forfalkirkssake.wordpress.com

Please do come along to support the group and get yourself a belly full of laughs!

Tag: Activities, Local News
28/07/2014 at 12:30 pm



Final Total from the Gingerbread Cafe Fundraiser!

140619 Cheque from Gingerbread CafeOur gratitude goes out to everyone at Polmont’s Gingerbread Cafe (purveyors of fine gingerbread and many other delicious treats) and all those who attended their terrific fundraiser event last month. The event raised funds for three different groups and we are delighted to have received a cheque for £122, presented by Anya to members of our Women’s Group (pictured). Our Women’s Group took part in the day and also raised funds by selling their Bonnie Buttons and hosting a raffle, altogether this brings our total for the day to £235! This money will be used to support the Women’s Group.

Tag: Activities, Events
19/06/2014 at 2:33 pm



Health Checks at FDAMH – Is it time you had an MOT?

Thanks to the NHS’s Keep Well Project, FDAMH has been providing free health checks for clients and volunteers on Wednesday afternoons. The health checks are entirely private and confidential and are provided by Claire, one of the project’s nurses. The check includes looking at your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, weight and life style issues. These checks are open to ANY of our service users or volunteers. Having helped to identify one participant’s dangerously high blood pressure, the benefits of the checks are clear to see! Please just speak to any member of staff if you’d like to book a slot, and remember these checks are open to ALL FDAMH’s service users and volunteers, including those of you who are not based at the Victoria Centre e.g. befrienders and befriendees.

Tag: Activities, Befriending, Benefits, Counselling, Drop-In, Link/Social Prescribing Service, Support Groups, Volunteering
05/06/2014 at 10:16 am



Drop-In has another great day out in Glasgow

Inside the Riverside MuseumLast week a group from Drop-In enjoyed another fabulous day out in Glasgow. Stopping first at the Riverside Museum, there was lots to attract everyone’s interest. Happily, free admission to the Tall Ship that day, allowed some Kate Winslet wannabes to act out everyone’s favourite Titanic scene. Then it was onwards to the soothing beauty of the Botanic Gardens. Being a warm day the greenhouses became tropical, fortunately the group found a great way to cool down though!  This was another great trip offering the chance for people to explore new places with a group of friends.
On the Tall ShipIce Cream at the Botanic Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tag: Activities, Drop-In
22/05/2014 at 8:34 am



Football and Tackling Recovery

Are you interested in keeping fit, football and tackling recovery?

Tackling Recovery is a six week pilot programme aimed at helping people aged 18 and over with their recovery from mental ill health. It is delivered by Stenhousemuir Football Club in partnership with Tryst Community Sports Club and Falkirk Association for Health (FDAMH).

The 6 week pilot programme will be delivered by Stenhousemuir Football Club coaches. The project will have exclusive use of Ochilview Park at all delivery times and the pilot programme will be delivered as follows:

Week 1: Welcome to the club and Tackling Recovery. Physical fitness and health and wellbeing benchmark measurements and small sided games
Week 2: Coaching
Week 3: Coaching session themed on shooting/finishing and then small sided games and workshop delivery — Adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Week 4: Coaching session themed on dribbling and 1v1s. Workshop delivery — Goal Setting
Week 5: Participant choice of coaching session theme and/or small sided games
Week 6: Small sided games tournament and re-measurement of outcomes. Feedback to/from the group and what next?.

If you are interested in joining in with this enjoyable keep fit activity please contact Susan or Neil at FDAMH on 01324 671600. You can also email Neil at FDAMH or Jamie Kirk at Stenhousemuir FC 

Tag: Activities, Local News, Mental Health, Training
20/05/2014 at 1:20 pm



Get in touch if you’d like to Branch Out

A group of service users are currently taking part in the Branching Out programme in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital, enjoying guided woodland activities for people with experience of mental health problems. Such has been the success of the project and the very positive response of those taking part, that we are looking for people currently using services at FDAMH who would be interested in signing up for another Branching Out programme.

The ‘Branching Out’ programme offers regular activities in a woodland setting, including nature conservation, art, exercise and relaxation, over a twelve-week period for three hours per week. This can improve mental well-being and physical health, offer new skills and provide opportunities for socialising.

The programme is delivered in Forth Valley by Forestry Commission Scotland and NHS Forth Valley, with support from Forth Valley College. If you would be interested in joining in please ask to speak to Robert or Susan (our Drop-In team). Susan has been attending with the current group (and loving every minute) and will be able to tell you all about it!

Tag: Activities, Drop-In, Events, FDAMH, Local News, Local Services, Mental Health
12/05/2014 at 9:56 am