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FDAMH joins Facebook (At last!)

OK, it’s taken a while, however we’ve finally created a FDAMH Facebook page! We hope that the page will prove a great place for us to share what’s happening at FDAMH, as well as a lot of the community news and events that we hear about and would like to share with you. And of course, we hope to hear from you too and gather some support on the way! You can find us at: www.facebook.com/falkirksmentalhealth

Tag: FDAMH
26/05/2014 at 1:47 pm


Drop-In has another great day out in Glasgow

Inside the Riverside MuseumLast week a group from Drop-In enjoyed another fabulous day out in Glasgow. Stopping first at the Riverside Museum, there was lots to attract everyone’s interest. Happily, free admission to the Tall Ship that day, allowed some Kate Winslet wannabes to act out everyone’s favourite Titanic scene. Then it was onwards to the soothing beauty of the Botanic Gardens. Being a warm day the greenhouses became tropical, fortunately the group found a great way to cool down though!  This was another great trip offering the chance for people to explore new places with a group of friends.
On the Tall ShipIce Cream at the Botanic Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tag: Activities, Drop-In
22/05/2014 at 8:34 am


Football and Tackling Recovery

Are you interested in keeping fit, football and tackling recovery?

Tackling Recovery is a six week pilot programme aimed at helping people aged 18 and over with their recovery from mental ill health. It is delivered by Stenhousemuir Football Club in partnership with Tryst Community Sports Club and Falkirk Association for Health (FDAMH).

The 6 week pilot programme will be delivered by Stenhousemuir Football Club coaches. The project will have exclusive use of Ochilview Park at all delivery times and the pilot programme will be delivered as follows:

Week 1: Welcome to the club and Tackling Recovery. Physical fitness and health and wellbeing benchmark measurements and small sided games
Week 2: Coaching
Week 3: Coaching session themed on shooting/finishing and then small sided games and workshop delivery — Adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Week 4: Coaching session themed on dribbling and 1v1s. Workshop delivery — Goal Setting
Week 5: Participant choice of coaching session theme and/or small sided games
Week 6: Small sided games tournament and re-measurement of outcomes. Feedback to/from the group and what next?.

If you are interested in joining in with this enjoyable keep fit activity please contact Susan or Neil at FDAMH on 01324 671600. You can also email Neil at FDAMH or Jamie Kirk at Stenhousemuir FC 

Tag: Activities, Local News, Mental Health, Training
20/05/2014 at 1:20 pm


FDAMH’s New Mosaic Unveiled

FDAMH’s latest piece of artwork was unveiled by our good friend Provost Pat Reid last week. A key feature of FDAMH’s building over the last few years has been the large mosaic of our logo, situated in the foyer. Since we have recently adopted a new logo for FDAMH, it seemed only right to update our mosaic, too.

Mosaic1One of our current students on placement, Natalie Bradley, was looking to initiate and lead a group project. Always one to take on a challenge, Natalie taught herself the basics of mosaic and rallied up a small band of keen, creative, service users: Jackie Mercer, Steven McCrystal, Gordon Brown and Carol Aird. Their first job was to approach local tiling businesses to ask if they would donate the materials needed, managing to secure enough grout to mosaic Forth Valley. Many thanks to all of the businesses that contributed: Rembrand Timber at Bankside Industrial Estate; Rubix Tiling in Stenhousemuir; and Brian Rodger at Alba Project Management, Falkirk.

Every Friday afternoon, over tea and biccies, Natalie and the team worked hard to draw the new logo design, break up the tiles, mix up the grout and carefully place the glass tiles in place. Slowly, week by week, we watched the new logo appear.

The beautiful finished piece was celebrated when Provost Pat Reid, who had been involved in the selection of our new logo, came to unveil the work. Joining the Provost in unveiling the work were local businesses that had contributed materials, as well as Natalie’s college lecturers and her class, all of whom had donated their pennies to help buy us the glass tiles needed.

Mosaic2It became clear that everyone was very impressed with the mosaic, especially the boys from Rubix, who were amazed at what the team had achieved. Natalie’s tutors from Forth Valley College were particularly impressed with her project. Natalie is able to use the experience as the basis for some of her college work, so we’re hoping she gets an A+ for her grade!

Everyone at FDAMH would like to say a huge thank you to Natalie for all her hard work, enthusiasm and creative flair that she brought to the project. We now have an eye-catching and beautiful new piece of art in our foyer that helps to bring a warm welcome to all as they come into the building. It was her first foray into mosaic and what a fantastic job she did. She also knew the first rule of group project work — GET THE BISCUITS IN!

Make sure you take time to admire our new mosaic when you’re next in!

Tag: FDAMH
20/05/2014 at 1:06 pm


Projects Report 2013/14 – Now Available!

Our Projects’ Report for 2013 to 2014 is now available. This provides detailed reporting on the valuable and extensive work that each of our projects has been doing in the past year. Once again there has been a large increase in demand for the services that we offer, however the report demonstrates that we have continued to innovate and develop new models of working, and indeed new projects, to help respond to the needs of people accessing our services. We would like to thank all of our supporters and particularly our volunteers, without whom the work we deliver would not be possible.
Download Projects’ Report

Tag: Befriending, Benefits, Counselling, Drop-In, FDAMH, Link/Social Prescribing Service, Support Groups, Volunteering
19/05/2014 at 8:03 pm