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27/11/2018 at 9:55 am


FDAMH’s Mid-year report now available

Every year we produce an update on the first 6 months of our financial year to let you know how much support we have been providing and keep you up-to-date on any changes to our services.

Our Half Year Report for 2018 demonstrates that we have been just as busy as always. Included in the report: the core values behind each of our services and the great response to our developing Social Spark service.

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22/11/2018 at 10:21 am


Vacancy at FDAMH with the Social Spark!

One of our team is moving on to develop a new role in FDAMH so we now have a vacancy with our fabulous Social Spark Service for an Assistant Coordinator to help us continue our work tackling loneliness and isolation. The role is 35 hours per week with a salary of £19,000 per annum (2 year fixed term).

The post holder will assist the Coordinator in running the service and take on the day-to-day responsibility for our social contact and specific interest groups. We’re looking for someone with excellent communication skills and a friendly attitude who enjoys working with people and has a good knowledge of mental health in relation to adults.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 6th December 2018 at 5pm. If you would like to find out more please pop along to the jobs page.

Tag: Befriending, FDAMH
09/11/2018 at 9:34 am


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)

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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