Is FDAMH For Me?

FDAMH’s services are available to people living in Falkirk and District* who are aged 16 years and over. Immediate Help and Counselling are currently available to those aged 14 and over. Certain support groups and services may accept people from the wider Forth Valley – you can find out more on individual service pages. There is no upper age limit.

Our services are for people experiencing or recovering from mental health problems and those who care for them. We also provide services for people at risk of, or beginning to develop, reduced mental wellbeing.

We do not provide services for people with learning difficulties or organic mental illness such as dementia. These are not our area of expertise and there are other specialist organisations and services for people that fall in to these groups (please see Resources to Help You).

Many of the people contacting us may be experiencing symptoms such as stress, anxiety, depression, panic, self harm or suicidal thoughts. Often, mental health problems develop because of life events. People coming to FDAMH are dealing with all sorts of experiences, for example: bereavement, loneliness and isolation, rape, sexual or emotional abuse, violence and domestic violence, trauma, threats, coping with issues around gender and sexuality (LGBT), relationship problems, and work-related stress.

Diagnosed mental health conditions that people using our services may suffer from include things like bipolar disorder, depression, peri-natal depression (antenatal or postnatal depression), psychosis, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders (e.g. bulimia and anorexia), phobia, and panic attacks.

None of these lists are exhaustive, so if you are still unsure if FDAMH is the right service for you please just give us a call or pop in and see us.

*The Falkirk Council area consists of: Airth, Allandale, Avonbridge, Bainsford, Banknock, Blackness, Bo’ness, Bonnybridge, Brightons, California, Camelon, Carron, Carronshore, Denny, Dennyloanhead, Dunipace, Dunmore, Falkirk, Grangemouth, Haggs, Hallglen/Glen Village, Langlees, Larbert, Laurieston, Letham, Limerigg, Longcroft, Maddiston, New Carron, Polmont, Redding, Reddingmuirhead, Rumford, Shieldhill, Skinflats, Slamannan, Standburn, Stenhousemuir, Tamfourhill, Torwood, Wallacestone, Westquarter, Whitecross, Woodlands.