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Victoria Centre re-opens for appointments

We are very pleased to let you know that as of 24th August 2020 we will be providing limited appointments at the Victoria Centre. These are specifically to serve clients who are unable to use services remotely and strict hygiene rules must be observed. Please do not visit our centre without an appointment.

To allow us to observe social distancing and necessary safety practices we can only see a very limited number of people in the building. You can find out more about what we are doing and what your visit will be like on our Covid Information page.

If you are on the waiting list for ‘in-person’ services you will be contacted when an appointment is available for you. FDAMH’s ability to continue offering in-person services may be impacted by changes to local or national guidance, so please check our website for up-to-date information on our opening status.

Remote services, provided by telephone or online, are proving both convenient and effective for many of our clients. These will continue so that we can keep space at the centre free for those people who are unable to use these services.

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24/08/2020 at 12:53 pm


More people can now self-refer to FDAMH’s Social Prescribing Service

Our Social Prescribing Service takes direct referrals from GP practices in the ‘Central Locality’. We have now opened up referrals so that patients at these practices can refer themselves to Social Prescribing, without having to go through their GP.

Central Locality practices are: Ark Medical Practice, Carron Medical Centre, Camelon Medical Practice, Graeme Medical Centre, Meeks Road Surgery, Wallace Medical Centre and Westburn Medical Practice.

Unfortunately we can’t take direct referrals for patients at other practices, however you can contact our Immediate Help Service instead.

Make a referral to FDAMH

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02/07/2020 at 9:31 am


Find yourself in a support role? Free, live, online training

UPDATE: Oh no! Have you missed this free training opportunity? FDAMH delivers a wide range of training, please get in touch with us if you are interested in finding out more!

ORIGINAL STORY:
Have you volunteered to help during the pandemic, or find that your role has changed and that you are now more involved in trying to provide support to others? Unsure about how to cope with those difficult situations and conversations?

Perhaps FDAMH can help. We have been asked to share our many years of experience in supporting people by providing free training that looks at the sorts of challenges you may encounter.

We’ll help you:

  • build on your own unique skills
  • enhance your ability to listen and communicate
  • consider how to keep boundaries in place and enable the people you are working with
  • learn how to respond if someone discloses an intention to self-harm
  • find other resources and sources of support
  • and, of equal importance, provide you with top tips on how to care for yourself!

You can book your place on this FREE 1-day course using Eventbrite. Pop along to:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/essential-communication-skills-tickets-109810624534
You will require this password: EcsEb17
Then simply select the course you wish to attend.

Some feedback from the courses:

“I feel more able to speak to clients and family members who at times struggle with mental health”
“I’m more aware of my own wellbeing and how this helps me to deal with and assist the clients I am working with”
“Prepares you for difficult and distressing calls during isolation and increases confidence around suicidal situations”
“The two trainers were very professional, with good sense of humour and great at putting us at ease”

Tag: Mental Health, Training
30/06/2020 at 2:47 pm


Carer Positive Employer

We are delighted to announce that FDAMH has been officially awarded status as a Carer Positive Employer in Scotland.  It is in recognition of the practical and emotional support that the organisation provides to our staff who have caring responsibilities outside of work.  It is really important for FDAMH that all of our staff are supported in their ongoing work with the local community, so we are very pleased to receive this formal recognition.

Carer Positive Certificate

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11/06/2020 at 4:49 pm


Mindfulness – Recommended Online Resource

We do like a bit of Mindfulness at FDAMH and many people find this really helpful for managing their mental wellbeing and it’s definitely a useful skill in these stressful times.

While our educational groups are suspended, we’ve had a look for a free online Mindfulness course for you and rather like this one from ‘Mindfulness Exercises’. It’s a 28-day Mindfulness learning programme, with each daily exercise only about 10 minutes: https://mindfulnessexercises.com/free-online-mindfulness-courses/28-day-mindfulness-challenge/ .
Let us know how you get on!

Tag: Mental Health
21/04/2020 at 12:43 pm