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

Get Involved – An invitation to ALL service users and carers

If you use any of FDAMH’s services or you are a carer associated with FDAMH, our new involvement worker, Linda, would love to meet with you on Thursday 19th June at 2pm at the Victoria Centre. Linda’s role is to help ensure that the opinions, views and ideas of people using mental health services and those of their carers are taken into account by the providers of those services.

This meeting is an informal ‘meet and greet’ session to give you the opportunity to get to know Linda, find out about the work she will be doing and discover how you can stay informed and get involved.

If you’d like to attend please just turn up on the day. If you’d love to find out more, but can’t attend this meeting, then please just get in touch directly with Linda McGonigle at FDAMH.

Tag: Befriending, Benefits, Counselling, Drop-In, FDAMH, Link/Social Prescribing Service, Support Groups
04/06/2014 at 2:56 pm

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:

26/05/2014 at 1:47 pm