News – Training

Free Mindfulness Training for Carers

With our first full Mindfulness Course underway and getting very positive feedback, we are delighted to be able to offer a free 8-Week Mindfulness Course exclusively for carers.

Taking courses like this offers carers tools and techniques to relieve emotional distress by:

  • Finding new and effective ways of managing their stress
  • Learning to handle their thoughts, moods and emotions more effectively
  • Being better able to deal with physical, mental, social and emotional issues
  • Living their lives more fully

The mindfulness skills we offer have been shown to be highly effective in reducing stress and enhancing well-being.

Courses are facilitated by experienced practitioners and trainers who use personal meditation as a way of life. We follow a well-structured programme which offer tools and techniques to help relieve stress and anxiety that many carers can and often do experience.

There will be 5 separate courses throughout the year and each course runs over an 8 week period. Three of the courses will be evening courses with the other 2 running at the weekends, to accommodate carer’s needs.

We expect demand to be high, so to find out more or note your interest please contact Neil Sowerby on 01324 671 600 or email Neil as soon as possible.

Tag: Training
11/08/2014 at 11:06 am



New Training is Well Received

We’re pleased with the feedback we’ve been getting from our new Introductory Mental Health Awareness Training Course. The course takes 3 hours and is intended as a basic introduction to mental health. It is suitable for any members of staff or volunteers that work with members of the public. We are delighted to have Dr. Jenny Lim on board to deliver the course. Jenny worked as a GP in Grangemouth for 16 years and during that time became involved in community health. With a particular interest in mental health and wellbeing Dr. Lim trained as a Scottish Mental Health First Aid trainer in 2005 and has delivered this and other mental wellbeing training courses, including Stress Control, since then. Additional training in Counselling has augmented her breadth of knowledge in the management of mental distress and illness and she firmly believes that the key to improved mental wellbeing is the dissemination of knowledge and understanding of mental health across our communities to equip people, both professional and lay people to support others in times of distress.

Upcoming dates for the course are: 25th June, 16th July. For more detail click here

Tag: Training
23/06/2014 at 2:29 pm



Boost to Anxiety Management Courses at FDAMH

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Last week we were delighted to receive notice that the Agnes Hunter Trust has approved a grant to help fund two of our 8-week Anxiety Management courses. Originally a course for people using the Link/Social Prescribing Service, this training has proven extremely beneficial to those taking part and we have opened it out to people using other FDAMH services. To help cope with demand we wished to increase the number of times this course is run each year and this new funding will help us to achieve that. For more about the Anxiety Management Course please visit the Training section of our website.

Pictured: Our training team with some of the latest students to complete the course.

Tag: FDAMH, Training
09/06/2014 at 11:33 am



FDAMH launches New Introductory Mental Health Awareness Training

We are delighted to be offering a 3-hour course that will help to educate people in our community about mental health. The course introduces the concept of mental health and some common mental health problems; it also covers discrimination, the importance of awareness in supporting people experiencing reduced wellbeing, and where to seek additional support. To find out more and to book please visit the course page. Organisations may supply block bookings using the provided link.

Tag: Training
02/06/2014 at 11:32 am



Football and Tackling Recovery

Are you interested in keeping fit, football and tackling recovery?

Tackling Recovery is a six week pilot programme aimed at helping people aged 18 and over with their recovery from mental ill health. It is delivered by Stenhousemuir Football Club in partnership with Tryst Community Sports Club and Falkirk Association for Health (FDAMH).

The 6 week pilot programme will be delivered by Stenhousemuir Football Club coaches. The project will have exclusive use of Ochilview Park at all delivery times and the pilot programme will be delivered as follows:

Week 1: Welcome to the club and Tackling Recovery. Physical fitness and health and wellbeing benchmark measurements and small sided games
Week 2: Coaching
Week 3: Coaching session themed on shooting/finishing and then small sided games and workshop delivery — Adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Week 4: Coaching session themed on dribbling and 1v1s. Workshop delivery — Goal Setting
Week 5: Participant choice of coaching session theme and/or small sided games
Week 6: Small sided games tournament and re-measurement of outcomes. Feedback to/from the group and what next?.

If you are interested in joining in with this enjoyable keep fit activity please contact Susan or Neil at FDAMH on 01324 671600. You can also email Neil at FDAMH or Jamie Kirk at Stenhousemuir FC 

Tag: Activities, Local News, Mental Health, Training
20/05/2014 at 1:20 pm



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