Raise Your Voice at the Kelpies
Since February this year over 20 people have signed up to our Freedom of Mind Choir and new people continue to come every week. The positive feedback from those involved has been overwhelming with many feeling uplifted and more connected with their community.
“I really like this group, it’s fab!”
“I can’t believe I found my voice again”
“I can’t wait until next week!”
“It’s fab and marvellous and it makes you feel great”
“I’ve made lots of new friends”
“It’s what Wednesday afternoons are for!”
“I feel so relaxed”
For many, singing in this choir has put them on the path to recovery and is bringing hope and happiness to those who are lacking in confidence and self-belief.
Our Freedom Of Mind Choir are now ready for their first performance, taking place at the Kelpies in June, and will be supported by individuals from other choirs in the community who would also like to advocate singing as a means of therapy. The event will celebrate the massive positive effects singing can have on a person as well as raise awareness of mental health, how to improve wellbeing and the benefits of being involved in the community.
The event will take place on Friday the 17th of June at 7pm at the Kelpies Visitor Centre. Tickets are free, but there are only a limited amount – so get them quick by calling FDAMH on 01324 671600 or by asking at FDAMH’s reception.
Tag: Activities, Events
03/05/2016 at 12:57 pm
Make it Happen!
Make It Happen, part of the Older people’s Forum in Falkirk, had their first AGM on 2nd Februaruy in Forth Valley’s Sensory Centre. We were pleased to be invited to the event, to talk about the wide variety of services we provide and the volunteering opportunities we offer.
Armed with a box of leaflets and information, staff members Julie Law, Michele Reap and Morag Fullard delivered a talk about the benefits of staying mentally healthy in today’s busy environment to an audience of around 40 Forum members and partnership organisations.
Other organisations attending the event included: Living It Up, Age Scotland, Braveheart, Outside The Box, the Later Life Information Centre and Falkirk’s Anti Social Behaviour Helpline (ASB Helpline). As always, people are staggered at the amount of help, support and training we can provide to individuals and other organisations. Such was the interest we have received a number of invitations to deliver talks to other community groups and we dealt with a whole range of enquiries ranging from our Training Academy provision to individual support needs.
FDAMH would like to thank Kay Wood, Make It Happen’s Development Officer, for the kind invitation and continued support.
You can find out more about Make it Happen on their website: http://www.makeithappenforum.org.uk
Tag: Events, FDAMH, Local News
03/02/2016 at 1:37 pm
Navigation Through Life – Media Group’s latest drama
Our Media Group have released the dates for performances of their latest original drama ‘Navigation Through Life’. The group have been working with professional drama director Kat Wilson, thanks to funding and support from Network Rail. Using experiences of physical and personal journeys, the group members will share their stories, both real and imagined, with an emphasis on raising awareness of mental health issues and provoking discussion and thought in the audience.
Behind the Wall, Falkirk, 3rd March 2016, 7pm – Tickets from FDAMH/on door, Donations welcome
Stirling University, Macrobert Centre, 7th March 2016, 2pm – Tickets online
Tag: Activities, Events, FDAMH
29/01/2016 at 11:37 am
Art Exhibition at FTH
Our Painting and Drawing Class started only a few months ago, but students have been producing fantastic art works! Please come along and join us to celebrate their work at the launch of their Art Exhibition at Falkirk Town Hall on Friday 5th February at 7.30pm. Or if you can’t make it on the night remember the Exhibition will be available to view for 3 weeks until 26th Feb.
Tag: Activities, Events, FDAMH
07/01/2016 at 11:02 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.
Tag: Drop-In, Events
06/01/2016 at 11:05 am
A Very Successful Fundraiser
Â£300 was raised for FDAMH at a recent fundraising evening at the Ellwyn in Grangemouth! Huge thanks go to our receptionist Eve and all of her friends for organising the evening of live music and entertainment and making such a success. FDAMH was one of two groups that received Â£301.50 as a result! Gratitude also goes to the Ellwyn who have been supporting local charities during the summer months by providing space for charity events.
Tag: Events, FDAMH
17/08/2015 at 11:04 am