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Final Total from the Gingerbread Cafe Fundraiser!

140619 Cheque from Gingerbread CafeOur gratitude goes out to everyone at Polmont’s Gingerbread Cafe (purveyors of fine gingerbread and many other delicious treats) and all those who attended their terrific fundraiser event last month. The event raised funds for three different groups and we are delighted to have received a cheque for £122, presented by Anya to members of our Women’s Group (pictured). Our Women’s Group took part in the day and also raised funds by selling their Bonnie Buttons and hosting a raffle, altogether this brings our total for the day to £235! This money will be used to support the Women’s Group.

Tag: Activities, Events
19/06/2014 at 2:33 pm


Boost to Anxiety Management Courses at FDAMH

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Last week we were delighted to receive notice that the Agnes Hunter Trust has approved a grant to help fund two of our 8-week Anxiety Management courses. Originally a course for people using the Link/Social Prescribing Service, this training has proven extremely beneficial to those taking part and we have opened it out to people using other FDAMH services. To help cope with demand we wished to increase the number of times this course is run each year and this new funding will help us to achieve that. For more about the Anxiety Management Course please visit the Training section of our website.

Pictured: Our training team with some of the latest students to complete the course.

Tag: FDAMH, Training
09/06/2014 at 11:33 am


Well-Deserved Lifetime Achievement Award for Margaret Coutts!

Everyone at FDAMH would like to congratulate Margaret Coutts, a volunteer with the Samaritans. Margaret was awarded the Provost’s Lifetime Achievement Award last night at the annual Volunteer Awards organised by CVS Falkirk and District. Well done Margaret, and well done and thank you to everyone who manages to take the time to volunteer. No matter how much time you are able to offer, it is your work that helps to improve the communities that we all live in.

Tag: Local News, Volunteering
06/06/2014 at 2:47 pm


A burning issue? (we hope not!)

Firewalk

Express your interest in taking part here!

Tag: FDAMH
06/06/2014 at 10:04 am


Health Checks at FDAMH – Is it time you had an MOT?

Thanks to the NHS’s Keep Well Project, FDAMH has been providing free health checks for clients and volunteers on Wednesday afternoons. The health checks are entirely private and confidential and are provided by Claire, one of the project’s nurses. The check includes looking at your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, weight and life style issues. These checks are open to ANY of our service users or volunteers. Having helped to identify one participant’s dangerously high blood pressure, the benefits of the checks are clear to see! Please just speak to any member of staff if you’d like to book a slot, and remember these checks are open to ALL FDAMH’s service users and volunteers, including those of you who are not based at the Victoria Centre e.g. befrienders and befriendees.

Tag: Activities, Befriending, Benefits, Counselling, Drop-In, Link/Social Prescribing Service, Support Groups, Volunteering
05/06/2014 at 10:16 am