Payment Plans Now Available for the Training Academy’s COSCA Courses this August!
Did you know….?
FDAMH Training Academy are now offering payment plans for our upcoming COSCA Courses starting this August 2018. Payment plans can run throughout the duration of the course, making the choice to join even easier!
Be quick though, as the deadline for applications is this Friday 20th July.
For more information or to download an application form click here: http://bit.ly/cosca18
16/07/2018 at 12:49 pm
Living with Mental Health Problems
Our great FREE course for carers starts on 13 March, 6.30pm at the Victoria Centre and will take place on subsequent Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks.
The course is for people who care for someone with a mental health problem. It helps to build your understanding and will focus on helping you to cope and helping you communicate better with the person you care for. You’ll be able to share ideas with other carers and provide each other with mutual support.
The course is led by an experienced trainer from our Family Support team and it offers a safe, inviting space for all who attend.
If you would like to attend please contact Neil Sowerby at FDAMH by calling 01324 671608 or emailing Neil Sowerby.
Tag: Family/Carers Support, Training
08/02/2018 at 1:53 pm
Additional COSCA Counselling Skills Course announced
Due to demand a second COSCA Counselling Skills Course will commence in FDAMH at the end of August 2017. The course offers a year of part-time study that fits around work and family commitments. Limited spaces remaining on this Monday evening course. More details including all of the dates
Tag: Counselling, Training
30/05/2017 at 10:33 pm
Great benefits from Mindfulness for Cancer Patients
Cancer patients and family members have been benefiting from a new specially tailored Mindfulness course at FDAMH. 2-hourly sessions over 8 weeks were funded by MacMillan Cancer Support and open to the Forth Valley community.
Mindfulness practice sessions are accompanied with time to reflect within sessions through group discussions and outwith the sessions as “homework”. The course’s overarching aim is to help people cope with the psychological challenges that arise from a cancer diagnosis.
Feedback from participants in the first course has been excellent and the course has helped people recognise and respond more skilfully to patterns of thinking that create and sustain emotional distress and cultivate and develop healthier life style choices, decisions and relationships.
“I feel more calm and feel able to deal with things better – I feel I have taken back some control of my life.”
“Both trainers were very knowledgeable and honest in their delivery of the course. I found their honesty very enlightening and it helped to make everyone feel at ease. There was more than adequate time and space for the attendees to have their say, and the trainers facilitated discussion very well.”
“I think this is a course that could prove to be very useful for a lot of people in similar situations.”
A second course will run in the New Year. If you are interested in attending please contact Neil Sowerby at FDAMH.
30/11/2016 at 3:15 pm
A learning experience that’s a bit more special
Looking for new skills and understanding? The accredited COSCA Counselling Skills course from FDAMH Training Academy offers advanced communication skills and personal insight through one year of part-time study, fitting snugly around your work and family life commitments. Our next course starts on 31 August 2017 and concludes in June the following year.
With communication at the core of effectiveness in so much of our day-to-day work some of our students receive financial help from their employers to attend.
One of our most recent students says….
”I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the COSCA Skills course to those considering it. It can be hard work learning about yourself, in fact it can be downright tiring some weeks, but the self-awareness and understanding gained is well worth it. It was also surprisingly fun, with unexpected friends made within the whole group. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and each week I was able to apply the learning to my own life, and to practice these new skills at work and in every day interactions with people.
After completing the course I certainly feel I have new skills and understanding, which has improved my practice at work, but a fantastic tutor coupled with the laughs and personal insight gained along the way make it something a bit more special than your average course.”
Applications are now open for the August 2017 course, you can get all of the details on on the FDAMH Training Academy pages. At the current time we are only planning to run one course next year. In light of normal levels of demand, our handy location and competitive pricing we would advise anyone interested to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
03/11/2016 at 12:15 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.
Tag: Activities, Befriending, Counselling, Drop-In, Family/Carers Support, FDAMH, Link/Social Prescribing Service, Training, Volunteering
25/10/2016 at 1:31 pm