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Tag: Befriending, Drop-In, Family/Carers Support, FDAMH, Link/Social Prescribing Service, Mental Health
11/03/2019 at 10:03 am


Important changes to Drop-In

FDAMH’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Drop-In Service is changing! The service, which is changing its name to Central Spark, will come under the umbrella of FDAMH’s thriving Social Spark Service so that we can offer a more beneficial range of pathways and progression for people using both services.

For those who are already familiar with Social Spark and FDAMH, you know that we are constantly monitoring and evaluating our services. We look for ways to improve service provision and adapt services to meet changing needs or demands and make best use of all our resources.

Central Spark will offer a new starting point for people who may not be ready to participate in the wide-variety of community-based social contact groups currently offered within the Social Spark service. By attending Central Spark people will be able to come into our centre for up to 4 half days each week. Each person will work closely with the Central Spark’s new Recovery Worker on their individual Personal Development Plan, ensuring that people are moving forward in their recovery and pursuing goals that they’ve identified as important to them. Whilst attending Central Spark people will have access to a range of helpful activities and psychoeducational courses and the service allows people to meet others and begin the process of getting back out there into the community with developing confidence and renewed self-esteem and self-worth.

If you have any questions about the new service, please contact Michele Reap, Social Spark Manager.

Tag: Befriending, Drop-In
11/03/2019 at 9:56 am


Administrator looking for purpose?

FDAMH is seeking a skilled administrator with a ‘can do’ attitude to join our team!

Our new administrator will enjoy a varied workload and lots of opportunities to learn by providing support across all areas of FDAMH. By supporting the team they’ll play an essential role in helping FDAMH to deliver its services. Experience of working in a busy environment and a keen eye for detail are essential as is an ability to effectively prioritise workload.

The administrator will be willing to take on the role of Fire Officer and First Aider, have excellent people skills and a friendly, welcoming manner.

Full time (35h/wk, Mon-Fri), £17,500 pa, 1 year fixed term
Application deadline: Monday 11th March, 5pm

Interested? Pop along to our jobs page to find out more!

Tag: FDAMH
22/02/2019 at 9:11 am


Work at FDAMH: Recovery Coordinator

Application closing date: 28 Feb 2019

We are looking for a Recovery Coordinator to join our team and coordinate the day-to-day operation of Central Spark. The coordinator will work with clients to develop Personal Development Plans and support them to reach their individual objectives. This post requires a person with considerable experience and excellent communication and listening skills and the ability to be alert to changes in people’s mood, manner, demeanour and respond appropriately.

Find out more about this role on our jobs page

Tag: FDAMH
12/02/2019 at 2:46 pm


New Carers Education Course starts 26th March 2019

1 in 4 of us will experience poor mental health at some point in our lives and if we don’t experience it ourselves, we will all have known someone who has been unwell.

An education course ‘Living with Mental Health Problems’ to help friends and family cope with what can be a confusing and stressful time, will be starting at FDAMH on Tuesday 26th March 2019 and will run on consecutive Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks (6.30-8.30pm).

The course will cover topics such as managing stress and how best to support and communicate with someone in distress.

Just some of the comments from our last course include:
“ I am more understanding and patient”
“It’s easier to talk to my relative”
“I found the programme enjoyable and useful”

Anyone interested should contact the Family & Carers Project at FDAMH by calling 01324 671600 or emailing Neil Sowerby

Tag: Family/Carers Support
08/02/2019 at 2:26 pm