News – Volunteering

So many volunteering roles – what will you choose?

We think you might be surprised by the variety of volunteer roles we have on offer here at FDAMH! And the great thing is you’ll benefit from our excellent volunteer training and ongoing volunteer support to make sure you’re confident and able to perform your role.

Amongst our opportunities just now we have spaces for people who’d love to share their passion for fishing, Sunday lunch or the theatre! Perhaps you’re a great motivator and could get behind community fundraising or maybe you’d like to put your great website skills to use?

Many of our volunteering roles help to tackle the isolation and loneliness that is a common aspect of reduced mental or emotional wellbeing caused by conditions such as anxiety or depression. If you love meeting people and being sociable, whether in group settings or one-to-one, FDAMH has much to offer.

You can apply to join FDAMH’s volunteer team on our Volunteering Page.

Tag: FDAMH, Volunteering
13/06/2017 at 11:44 am


Singing effort brings fundraising rewards!

2017 01 Choir at Howgate

Our lovely Freedom of Mind Choir raised over £600 from performing at three separate venues throughout December. This was quite an undertaking for the group and we’re so proud of them. The group took any difficulties in their stride, doing a fantastic job even when the piano failed at the Howgate – continuing like professionals with the help of some Youtube backing tracks. Well done!

If you’re interested in our choir or perhaps would love to help support them please get in touch with Emily at FDAMH on 01324 671600.

Tag: Activities, Events, Volunteering
31/01/2017 at 2:14 pm


Tommy is Pride of Forth Valley

We’re very happy to let you know that Tommy Hamilton, the brains and energy behind our spectacular No Men Nevis fundraiser, recently won the 2016 Pride of Forth Valley Award for Contribution to Charity! We think Tommy is a very well deserved winner and are very glad the judging panel thought so too.

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Tommy’s efforts and incredible skill at encouraging so many people in the community to take part and support FDAMH has raised over £67,000. But added to that, the event has done fantastic work in terms of raising awareness of mental health and FDAMH’s presence in the community.

Tommy says “Thanks – tho it’s kinda an award for us all. I’m hopeful others will be nominated next year for helping FDAMH. I’m hopeful that more people can help keep FDAMH in the press by going out and raising money…. Also thanks to everyone who helped run the event, took part or even sponsored someone.”

So, the challenge has been made! If you want to help fundraise for FDAMH in 2017 please get in touch with our Community Fundraising Officer, Jim Stewart.

Tag: FDAMH, Local News, Volunteering
28/11/2016 at 3:45 pm


Boost your CV – Be a Charity Trustee!

This November we celebrated Trustee’s Week which acknowledges the UK’s trustees and promotes the benefits of volunteering as a trustee. In Scotland we have over 24,000 registered charities and with over 180,000 charity trustees each and every one of them deserves to be celebrated.

But what do Charity Trustees do? Charity trustees hold ultimate responsibility for the charities they support. They are unpaid, voluntarily giving their time and skills to play a vital role in making a difference. Our Board of Trustees meets every two months. They employ FDAMH’s staff; make decisions about how FDAMH is run and what services it should provide; and ensure FDAMH’s finances are in order.

With 67% of all trustees over the age of 60 there is a requirement for younger people to become more involved. Not that we are saying 60 is old by any means. However, having younger trustees brings a different range of skills and different views, and in return they get fantastic organisational and business experience.

If you think you might have the skills and commitment to become a charity trustee with FDAMH you can find more information on our Trustee page. For an informal chat contact Morag Fullard on 01324 671600.

Tag: Volunteering
28/11/2016 at 12:26 pm


Male volunteers needed!

2016 11 Male Volunteering

Right guys – a couple of hours a week out — what’s that? The length of a football match, a gym workout?

Well that’s all the time we need from you to make a HUGE difference to an isolated person.

We are currently recruiting male volunteers, particularly in the age group of 18-35. No formal experience is required, we’ll train you.

You just need a genuine interest in people, good listening skills and patience and be willing to devote a few hours of your time each week or fortnightly for a minimum of one year.

Don’t be shy! If you think you might be interested you can have an informal chat with us by contacting Morag on 01324 671600 or check out our volunteering page.

Remember, Doing Good Does You Good! And if you’re not a guy, well don’t worry, we’re happy to hear from anyone interested in volunteering.

Tag: Volunteering
28/11/2016 at 11:46 am


It’s our BIGGEST Christmas Party EVER!

Christmas Party Poster

We don’t like it when folks miss out, so this year’s FDAMH Christmas Party will be at Larbert’s Dobbie Hall so there’s plenty of room for everyone!

There will be all our traditional festive favourites including our brilliant raffle and the all important Staff v Rest of the World contest!

We’re sending out an invitation to anyone using services from FDAMH and all of our volunteers. You know a warm welcome awaits, so let’s make it FDAMH’s biggest and best Christmas Party ever!!!

The party takes place on Friday 16th December, 1pm to 5pm and tickets cost £5 (available at FDAMH’s reception).

Tag: Activities, Befriending, Counselling, Drop-In, Family/Carers Support, FDAMH, Link/Social Prescribing Service, Support Groups, Volunteering
17/11/2016 at 2:49 pm