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

Vacancy in Volunteer Management

Passionate about volunteering? Develop your existing career in volunteer management with an award-winning mental health charity and holder of the Investing in Volunteers standard.

Put your excellent interpersonal and promotional skills to good use managing the volunteer journey, from generating interest through recruitment, selection, induction and continued support and development. You will ensure volunteers feel valued and monitor your success.

Take your first step towards joining our lively team by finding out more on our jobs page

Application Deadline: 15/02/2019 (noon)
£22,595 pro rata, 21 hours per week (2 year fixed term contract)

Tag: FDAMH, Volunteering
29/01/2019 at 8:52 am

New vacancy at FDAMH

**Now Closed**

We have a full time vacancy for an Initial Assessment Practitioner with our Immediate Help Service.

This is a key post at FDAMH and we are seeking applications from people who have considerable experience of conducting person centred, holistic, health and wellbeing assessments.

The post is 35 hours per week with an annual salary of £26,525 on a 2-year fixed-term contract.

To find out more please visit our jobs page

Application deadline 4th February 2019.

15/01/2019 at 2:48 pm

Thanks to our community for a great Christmas party!

Christmas Party

FDAMH Mental Health & Wellbeing Drop-In had their annual Christmas party on Friday 21st of December. For many of our service users, this may be their only opportunity to come together during the Festive period.

We were overwhelmed at the kind and generous donations from Falkirk supermarkets, retailers and organisations, as well as individuals, that helped make this party special. They have helped us provide a great party for over 35 adults and we have a little left over to help make Christmas Eve at FDAMH cheerful and welcoming too!

We would like to thank:
Jock and Yvonne at Denny Co-op, Kevin and Nicolle at Grangemouth Asda, Jamie at Sainsbury’s in Denny, Costa Coffee in the Central Retail park, Maley’s Chocolates, Laura in Boots at the Retail Park, and Debenhams Falkirk for their kind donations. Without their support we couldn’t have put on such a great afternoon!

Thanks also to everyone who has handed in gifts of treats for staff and volunteers alike. It is very much appreciated.

Tag: Drop-In, Events
24/12/2018 at 2:42 pm

Festive Opening

We’ll be closed on 25 & 26 Dec, 1 & 2 Jan.

The Counselling Service closes on Friday 21st December at 4pm and will reopen on Monday 7th January at 9am.

If you need support while we are closed please click on ‘Need Help Now’ from our menu to find emergency numbers and links to additional resources.

Wishing you all a peaceful and happy Christmas and New Year.

21/12/2018 at 10:32 am