News – Drop-In

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


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


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


SAMH in pool contest shocker!

Pool Contest
Tuesday heralded a visit from SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) in Alloa, who were over for a pool competition with our Drop-in members. SAMH were a few people short, so generously, some of our members helped out by joining their team. This was why they won! We look forward to a return visit to Alloa in the coming months.

Tag: Drop-In
30/04/2014 at 11:05 am