News – Volunteering

David McClements completes final term as Chair

Board Members

The team at FDAMH were sad to say farewell to FDAMH’s Chair, David McClements, this week as he chaired his final Board Meeting and AGM.

David has provided ten years of service on FDAMH’s Board and, at the AGM, he highlighted the great changes he has seen since he joined in 2008. In particular, David noted how much more willing people are to talk about their mental health and seek support from organisations like FDAMH. This is reflected in the continued growth in demand that FDAMH has experienced through all the years of David’s tenure.

With this in mind, David mentioned the importance of FDAMH’s efforts to find new premises and the role of funders and partners, old and new, to help us achieve this vision.

David also expressed his gratitude to volunteers for the hugely valuable work that they do.

We are pleased to reveal that David will continue supporting FDAMH in another volunteer role, although his excellent contribution to the work of the Board will be missed.

At the AGM we were delighted to have Hollie Houghton and Chris Gray appointed as new Board Members. Angus MacVicar, serving on FDAMH’s board since 2013 has been appointed as FDAMH’s new Chair.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering at FDAMH please visit our Volunteer Page.

(Pictured left, David McClements, right, Angus MacVicar)

Tag: FDAMH, Volunteering
12/10/2018 at 10:36 am



Keen Gardener? Opportunity to help our High Street gardeners

Flowers

FDAMH seeks a Gardening Group Volunteer to oversee and support a group of around 6-8 people within Falkirk to advise and support them in aspects of gardening, planting and maintaining a garden bed located in the High Street in Falkirk.

As well as our aim to reduce social isolation for those who attend, it is also to give people the opportunity to find a new interest, or re-engage with an old one, whilst being supported.

The group hope to meet one afternoon a week, for 2or 3 hours during the Spring and Summer, reducing to once a fortnight as Autumn moves into Winter. The group will run for 12 months, with a hope that the group is ongoing, with new members. If you are reliable with good communication skills, some gardening knowledge and able to commit to the programme we would love to hear from you.

Please get in touch with Morag Fullard at FDAMH to find out more, or you’ll find an application form on our Volunteering Page

Tag: Activities, Volunteering
02/10/2018 at 10:31 am



FDAMH seeks volunteer eventing receptionists

Evening receptionists are vital, helping us to extend support and services to people whose commitments mean they can’t get help from FDAMH during the day.

Are you someone who is reliable and able to provide evening reception and administration support? With a welcoming and understanding nature the successful applicant will help to ensure the smooth running of appointments and provide reception service for people attending meetings and appointments. Full training for this role will be provided.

Not ‘just’ an admin role – your efforts will help us to reach out to people when they need it, and hopefully before they become overwhelmed.

If you’re interested in this role please contact Morag Fullard at FDAMH by calling 01324 671600.

Tag: Volunteering
18/09/2018 at 9:41 am



FDAMH’s Challenge Series 2018

Thinking about The Kiltwalk? If so you can select FDAMH as your charity to fundraise for! This year the Kiltwalk offers 3 different distances and 4 different locations – so there should be something for everyone! Get together with your pals to make a difference! Pop along to www.thekiltwalk.co.uk to sign up and select ‘Falkirk and District Association for Mental Health’ as you charity.

Please note FDAMH is an independent charity and all funds raised will support FDAMH’s activities – despite our name we are not part of SAMH and do not receive funding from them.

Tag: Events, FDAMH, Volunteering
09/01/2018 at 9:08 am



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



Last catch of the year

Trout fishing at Glenbervie

As November drew to a close, our Fishing Group enjoyed a beautiful day out at Glenbervie for the final fishing meet of 2017. Some new younger members gave the “oldies” a run for their money and caught the first fish of the day. This is a great little group, with the older more experienced fishers passing on their knowledge to the younger ones that are new to fishing. They even persuaded volunteer Michelle to cast a line out for the first time. Michelle cast over the bait pond, straight into the fly pond! That’s some right arm, Michelle.

The trips out are a good opportunity for socialising, picking up new skills and getting a good lungful of crisp fresh air. You just can’t beat it! The ever expanding group will be meeting in January to plan the itinerary for 2018. Thanks to volunteers Jim, Ivo, Michelle and Dan for their help and support throughout 2017.

If you’d like to find out more about our Fishing Group please contact Julie at FDAMH.

Tag: Activities, Befriending, Volunteering
01/12/2017 at 11:01 am