News – Volunteering

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 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

Help us reach out!

Community Engagement Team

We’re creating a new volunteer team at FDAMH! We’re seeking enthusiastic people to support our community engagement and fundraising activities. Whether you’ve talents to put to use for the greater good, an interest in trying something new or a desire to gain experience that will help in your career, our Community Engagement Team will offer a great range of roles and flexibility when it comes to what time you have available. You’ll be trained and fully supported by our Community and Business Engagement Officer, Jim, and our Volunteer Coordinator.

Find out more.

Tag: Volunteering
31/10/2017 at 1:41 pm

Senior Voluntary Vacancy

David McClements, FDAMH’s Chairperson, has announced his intention to step down from FDAMH’s Board in 2018. By then, David will have served the normal maximum of three full terms, lending his excellent skills and leadership to FDAMH as a Trustee for 9 years.

FDAMH’s Board meet every two months. The Chair provides leadership and direction to our Board of Trustees, to enable the Board to fulfil their responsibilities for the governance and strategic direction of the organisation.

If you are interested in the role of Chairperson take a look at our volunteer page to find out more. The deadline for applications is the 9th October 2017.

Tag: FDAMH, Volunteering
01/09/2017 at 10:58 am

FDAMH proud to achieve Investing in Volunteers

Investing in Volunteers Logo

FDAMH has long recognised the value of every one of the volunteers who give their time to support the services.

In January this year we embarked on the journey to gain the national accreditation Investing in Volunteers (IiV). Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management. The rigorous process ensures that our volunteers receive the best possible management support. As well as providing evidence of accurate policies and procedures and best practice, our volunteers played an important part of the process by participating in interviews with an assessor to validate that the information submitted was accurate.

We are delighted to announce that we achieved the award on the 27th July 2017 following the Investing in Volunteers Quality Assurance Panel meeting. Achieving the standard demonstrates to our volunteers that they are truly valued and for future volunteers it showcases our ability to provide a great volunteer experience and demonstrate our commitment to volunteering.

Tag: FDAMH, Volunteering
01/08/2017 at 9:28 am