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Shortlisted for Alliance Self Management Awards

Portrait of Janet

We’re really thrilled that our colleague, Janet Crawford, has been shortlisted in this year’s Alliance Self Management Awards.

Janet is one of three finalists in the Self Management Champion of the Year category. A well-known figure in the local and national spoken-word scene, Janet brings all of her experience and enthusiasm to her inspiring creative groups for people using our Social Spark service.

Janet said “For me it’s about the possibilities which the creative spark can ignite. It’s creating spaces where people feel able to try new things and allow themselves a moment for themselves. Being alongside, listening to and appreciating people for who and where they are, unconditionally… as was done for me, when I needed support.”

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Scottish Parliament on the 8th October.

Tag: Activities, Befriending, FDAMH
27/08/2019 at 12:37 pm


Welcome Cafe seeks Volunteers

Smiley Coffee Cup

You may have read a previous story about FDAMH’s Welcome Cafe scheme. Inspired by a project in Manchester, we’re working to encourage simple everyday connections in our community with the help of enthusiastic local cafes and restaurants. If you’d like to find out more, including which cafes have joined the scheme, click the new Welcome Cafe icon on our front page!

We’re also really keen to develop volunteers to support this community-based project. If you like the sound of dropping in on local cafes in the scheme to keep them up-to-date with materials, ideas and a bit of encouragement then please get in touch! Visit our volunteering pages to find out more.

Tag: FDAMH, Volunteering
27/08/2019 at 11:45 am


Vacancy at FDAMH!

FDAMH has a vacancy for an Initial Assessment Practitioner with our Immediate Help Service. We are seeking applications from people experienced in conducting person centred, holistic mental health and wellbeing assessments. This post requires a person with considerable experience, resilience, empathy and a clear understanding of how social, environmental and health and wellbeing factors impact on an individual’s whole life and that of their family and social contacts.
For further information pop along to our jobs page.
Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 23rd August 2019

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26/07/2019 at 10:50 am


Don Yer Kilt for FDAMH!

Have we helped you and you’d like to give something back?

Why not take part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk, or any other future events and raise money for FDAMH. Contact Kelly on 07341 732747 for more details.

You can find out more about the Kiltwalk and sign up here: https://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/.
With the Mighty Stride, the Big Stroll and the Wee Wander to choose from there’s plenty of opportunities for you, your friends and your family to get involved and have a great day out!

Kiltwalk Poster

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21/06/2019 at 9:03 am


FDAMH’s June 2019 newsletter is out now!

View FDAMH’s newsletter

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03/06/2019 at 3:22 pm