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Vacancy at FDAMH: Part-Time Receptionist

With our centre increasingly busy we are looking to add a dedicated reception worker to our admin team! We are looking for someone with experience of reception work and a warm and reassuring manner, who takes an interest in people and is confident in working with people from diverse backgrounds. If you would like to become a valued team-member in a respected local charity why not think about applying? You’ll find more about the post here.

Tag: FDAMH, Local News
04/07/2014 at 11:05 am


Carefree This Summer

Carefree is a course specially developed for young carers to give them skills that will help them cope with their role. Please get in touch with Falkirk Foundation or Neil Sowerby at FDAMH to find out more.

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Tag: Local Services
27/06/2014 at 9:53 am


New Training is Well Received

We’re pleased with the feedback we’ve been getting from our new Introductory Mental Health Awareness Training Course. The course takes 3 hours and is intended as a basic introduction to mental health. It is suitable for any members of staff or volunteers that work with members of the public. We are delighted to have Dr. Jenny Lim on board to deliver the course. Jenny worked as a GP in Grangemouth for 16 years and during that time became involved in community health. With a particular interest in mental health and wellbeing Dr. Lim trained as a Scottish Mental Health First Aid trainer in 2005 and has delivered this and other mental wellbeing training courses, including Stress Control, since then. Additional training in Counselling has augmented her breadth of knowledge in the management of mental distress and illness and she firmly believes that the key to improved mental wellbeing is the dissemination of knowledge and understanding of mental health across our communities to equip people, both professional and lay people to support others in times of distress.

Upcoming dates for the course are: 25th June, 16th July. For more detail click here

Tag: Training
23/06/2014 at 2:29 pm


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