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Cheerio but not farewell to student Natalie

140603 NatalieNatalie has been a student on placement in Drop-In since September last year. She has been involved in a lot of activities during her time here, from lending support to attending trips and organising fun days. But how can we fail to mention our beautiful new mosaic? Natalie excelled herself when she led a small group of service users to create the new art work, getting local businesses involved to help support the project.

Natalie has made an excellent contribution to FDAMH while here and she has made a lot of friends who will miss her. We’re pleased that Natalie will still be “dropping in” from time to time and we all wish her the very best for the future.

Tag: Drop-In
03/06/2014 at 12:02 pm


FDAMH launches New Introductory Mental Health Awareness Training

We are delighted to be offering a 3-hour course that will help to educate people in our community about mental health. The course introduces the concept of mental health and some common mental health problems; it also covers discrimination, the importance of awareness in supporting people experiencing reduced wellbeing, and where to seek additional support. To find out more and to book please visit the course page. Organisations may supply block bookings using the provided link.

Tag: Training
02/06/2014 at 11:32 am


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