News – Counselling

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



Get Involved – An invitation to ALL service users and carers

If you use any of FDAMH’s services or you are a carer associated with FDAMH, our new involvement worker, Linda, would love to meet with you on Thursday 19th June at 2pm at the Victoria Centre. Linda’s role is to help ensure that the opinions, views and ideas of people using mental health services and those of their carers are taken into account by the providers of those services.

This meeting is an informal ‘meet and greet’ session to give you the opportunity to get to know Linda, find out about the work she will be doing and discover how you can stay informed and get involved.

If you’d like to attend please just turn up on the day. If you’d love to find out more, but can’t attend this meeting, then please just get in touch directly with Linda McGonigle at FDAMH.

Tag: Befriending, Benefits, Counselling, Drop-In, FDAMH, Link/Social Prescribing Service, Support Groups
04/06/2014 at 2:56 pm



Projects Report 2013/14 – Now Available!

Our Projects’ Report for 2013 to 2014 is now available. This provides detailed reporting on the valuable and extensive work that each of our projects has been doing in the past year. Once again there has been a large increase in demand for the services that we offer, however the report demonstrates that we have continued to innovate and develop new models of working, and indeed new projects, to help respond to the needs of people accessing our services. We would like to thank all of our supporters and particularly our volunteers, without whom the work we deliver would not be possible.
Download Projects’ Report

Tag: Befriending, Benefits, Counselling, Drop-In, FDAMH, Link/Social Prescribing Service, Support Groups, Volunteering
19/05/2014 at 8:03 pm



Counselling Service Re-opens to Referrals

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting referrals for free counselling at FDAMH for all adults aged 16 and over. We had taken the decision to close our waiting list some weeks ago due to the unacceptable waiting times people were facing. Fortunately, additional funding, has meant that we have been able to continue to accept referrals for those aged 16 to 24 throughout this time. The cessation of referrals to those out with this age group has allowed us to target our resources at getting more of the people still waiting for counselling seen. With the waiting list now substantially reduced we are now able to begin accepting new referrals. Referrals should be made in the same way as before. To make a referral please visit our Counselling Page.

Tag: Counselling, FDAMH
06/05/2014 at 10:48 am



FDAMH launches Certificate in Counselling Skills Course

We are really excited to be offering COSCA’s (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) Certificate in Counselling Skills. The course will be taking place at the Victoria Centre in evenings, running from September 2014 to June 2015. The Certificate in Counselling Skills is useful and practical and is for anybody who wants to improve their understanding of other people as well as themselves. The course is also seen as a platform to further study for those wishing to train to become a professional counsellor. To find out more please visit our Training page or contact Liz Trodden on 01324 671 615.

Tag: Counselling, Training
08/04/2014 at 5:31 pm