News – Volunteering

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.

Download the Report

Tag: Activities, Befriending, Counselling, Drop-In, Family/Carers Support, FDAMH, Link/Social Prescribing Service, Training, Volunteering
25/10/2016 at 1:31 pm


No Men Nevis breaks £60K

Well, we’re kind of flabbergasted here. The efforts of our amazing ladies and their incredible sponsors continue to go beyond all expectations as the grand total for No Men Nevis hit £60, 938 on Wednesday 21st September!

Our BT MyDonate pages for No Men Nevis will remain open until the end of October. So, if you’ve not sponsored your pal or the whole amazing crew yet you can still show how brilliant you think they are by adding a donation on BT MyDonate!

We keep saying it, and we’ll keep on saying it – THANK YOU!

Tag: FDAMH, Volunteering
22/09/2016 at 10:16 am


Felting exhibition shows the only limit is imagination

2016 8 feltmaking exhibition

Our ‘Fabulous Felters’ are excited to be displaying their beautiful felt creations at a local exhibition.

Coffee on Wooer will be featuring the work of the FDAMH felt making class, who have been discovering the Art of felt making. Creating everything from jewellery to landscapes their imaginations have been the only limit with Felt Artist Lynn Knox guiding them through different artistic processes.

Our exhibition opening will be held on Friday the 2nd of September at 7.30pm at the Coffee on Wooer, Falkirk. The exhibition will continue for a month.

Our next felt-making group starts on the 9th September. Activities at FDAMH offer excellent opportunities for people to enjoy the benefits of being with others and to build self-esteem and confidence and experience the pleasure of exploring new interests and challenges. They can help people feel more able to engage with other opportunities in their communities.

Perhaps you feel strongly about the importance of the arts in mental health recovery? We are always keen to hear from people who would like to support our activity groups, whether one-off workshops or a longer-term commitment to helping out with the groups – please simply contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Morag Fullard, at FDAMH to find out more.

Tag: Activities, Events, Volunteering
23/08/2016 at 9:08 am


12 Miles of Mud for FDAMH!

Tough Mudder Challenge

We’re giving a big shout out for Caroline Robertson who is taking part in the Tough Mudder challenge this weekend to raise funds for FDAMH!

Caroline and her team will be enduring 12 miles of mud and grit at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway in memory of Wallace.

Everyone at FDAMH wishes Caroline the best of luck and, of course, our sincere thanks.

Please support Caroline if you’re able by popping along to her donation page:
mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/carolinerobertson1

Tag: Volunteering
22/06/2016 at 2:57 pm


50 more women needed!

We’re looking for 50 active women to make it 500 taking part in the sponsored hike in aid of FDAMH, No Men Nevis, this July!
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Find out more or sign up!

Tag: FDAMH, Volunteering
05/04/2016 at 9:04 pm


The Vocal Workshop is Back!

FDAMH’s people will be singing until September thanks to the launch of a whole run of Vocal Workshops!

We’ve been nurturing the idea of a singing group for some time as it’s a really fun group activity that brings a lot of health and wellbeing benefits to those who take part.

We had a great response to a one-off Vocal Workshop run by singer-songwriter Kim Edgar in December – which you may have seen on our Christmas Card! And now we’re absolutely delighted that we are able to bring Kim back for a series of workshops running right up until September.

This opportunity is open to people using FDAMH’s services and our volunteers too. We’d like to encourage as many people as possible to come along and take part. All levels of experience and ability are welcome! You will enjoy a safe, friendly, encouraging environment – so no need to be shy – and Kim’s fantastic coaching will help you to enjoy finding your voice!

The first block starts on Wednesday 24th February at St James’s Church Falkirk, just along from the Victoria Centre.

Go on, why not sign up or find out more? Get in touch with Emily, our Group Worker, by calling 01324 671600 or email Emily Stewart

Tag: Activities, Volunteering
19/01/2016 at 10:29 am