News – Drop-In

Reminder of Closure

From 22nd Jan FDAMH will close for one week for refurbishment. All services will be unavailable while our staff use the time for training and development work (in between moving furniture!). FDAMH re-opens on Monday 29th January with a shiny new Drop-In kitchen and a fresh coat of paint throughout! We are sorry for the disruption but hope you will all appreciate having our lovely centre looking at its best.

Other sources of support when FDAMH is closed:

In crisis? You can contact:
Your GP if open
NHS24 by calling 111
Accident and Emergency Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert (Tel: 01324 566 100)

Need to talk? You can speak to someone at:
Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87 (opens at 6pm til 2am or til 6am at weekends)
Samaritans 116 123 (24 hours)

Tag: Befriending, Counselling, Drop-In, Family/Carers Support, FDAMH, Link/Social Prescribing Service, Support Groups, Volunteering
09/01/2018 at 8:56 am

It’s our BIGGEST Christmas Party EVER!

Christmas Party Poster

We don’t like it when folks miss out, so this year’s FDAMH Christmas Party will be at Larbert’s Dobbie Hall so there’s plenty of room for everyone!

There will be all our traditional festive favourites including our brilliant raffle and the all important Staff v Rest of the World contest!

We’re sending out an invitation to anyone using services from FDAMH and all of our volunteers. You know a warm welcome awaits, so let’s make it FDAMH’s biggest and best Christmas Party ever!!!

The party takes place on Friday 16th December, 1pm to 5pm and tickets cost £5 (available at FDAMH’s reception).

Tag: Activities, Befriending, Counselling, Drop-In, Family/Carers Support, FDAMH, Link/Social Prescribing Service, Support Groups, Volunteering
17/11/2016 at 2:49 pm

Update on Service Activity

At FDAMH we always like to be transparent about our service activity. In line with previous years we have released our Services’ Half Year Report to provide a brief update on the volume of work we’ve been providing and any recent changes, developments and challenges we’ve been facing.

The report includes coverage of the continued increase in demand for services, especially Immediate Help; the positive benefits of our growing Activity Group programme; rotation of our Social Prescribing Service to reach more of our community; expansion of evening Counselling to help tackle waiting times; continued developments for both Befriending Services in response to client and volunteer feedback; strengthening support for families; improved ongoing support for volunteers; and the growing reputation of our Training Academy which is now a social enterprise.

Download the Report

Tag: Activities, Befriending, Counselling, Drop-In, Family/Carers Support, FDAMH, Link/Social Prescribing Service, Training, Volunteering
25/10/2016 at 1:31 pm

Support Worker Vacancy at FDAMH

An excellent, entry-level opportunity is available at FDAMH for a friendly, keen-to-learn individual to join our adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Drop-In as a Support Worker.

Working to support the Service Manager in all aspects of service delivery, the post-holder will help in providing a welcoming and safe service to over 200 regular attendees to the Drop-In Centre. Through this hands-on role, the post will greatly develop the Support Worker’s existing knowledge and understanding of mental health and related issues, as well as advancing his/her therapeutic and inter-personal skills. Based within a highly respected charity, offering a full range of community mental health services, the post-holder will also have the additional benefit of developing a wider understanding of other interventions and the operation of third sector and statutory organisations, within the context of our supportive, knowledge-sharing team.

FDAMH is seeking an enthusiastic individual, with a strong team spirit, flexible approach and a clear focus on the service user. Excellent communication skills, patience and a friendly attitude are essential to this post. A relevant qualification in Social Care, Mental Health or similar is required at SVQ3 level or above.

The post is 25.5 set hours per week at a rate of £8.32 per hour. The Deadline for applications is 17th May at 5pm.

For full details and to apply please visit ourJobs and Opportunities page.

Tag: Drop-In, FDAMH
28/04/2016 at 11:29 am

Big Turn Out for Drop-In Christmas Party

45 people came along to Drop-In for the Christmas Party on 23rd December – it was a bit of a squeeze, but it all added to a terrific afternoon! Many thanks to everyone who helped out, with a special mention for Tee ‘n’ Tee and Santa.

Christmas Party

Tag: Drop-In, Events
06/01/2016 at 11:05 am

Increasing Access to our Women’s Group

Changes are being brought in for the New Year that will increase the number of places available with our Women’s Group. We have been experiencing very high demand for our weekly Woman’s Group, with double the average attendance of 3 years ago and a long waiting list of 38 women.

After discussion with the women who currently attend we have decided to run two alternating women’s groups – each taking place fortnightly. This will allow twice as many people to benefit from the service whilst allowing those currently accessing the service to continue to benefit from it.

Our regular group members have taken the initiative to organise meeting up on the weeks that they do not attend the group to go out for a coffee or a bite to eat together.

Our Women’s Groups will continue to enjoy the same wide variety of activities that they’ve come to expect, including arts & crafts, seated Yoga, Bonnie Buttons, music days, quizzes and trips out.

Although these changes have freed up a large number of new spaces, people wishing to access the groups will still have to join our waiting list. If you are interested in joining please contact Michele Reap.

Tag: Activities, Drop-In, FDAMH
15/12/2015 at 11:51 am