Our personal development courses have been developed as a result of years of valuable experience.
These courses are available to people using our services and/or our volunteers. To discuss your eligibility or find out how to access any of these courses please use the ‘course contact’ details given in the drop-down information for each course.
You will find dates for scheduled training in our events section (menu on the left).
FDAMH’s Training Academy provides mental health and wellbeing related training services to members of the public, businesses and other organisations. To find out more use the ‘Training Academy’ link on the main menu (left).
For people experiencing or recovering from mental health problems:
For: People aged 16 and over attending FDAMH
The course takes place at FDAMH and offers a comfortable, supported group setting in which people can find out about and learn a variety of self-care skills and techniques to help in areas such as managing anxiety and communication.
For: People aged 16 and over who have experienced mental health problems and are ready to start moving forward with their lives.
This course is run by Forth Valley College and aims to help individuals increase their self-confidence and introduce small, positive changes into their life thereby planning their “Next Step”. The course offers participants the opportunity to gain a recognised SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) qualification.
For: Normally aimed at people in contact with FDAMH’s services, but may be available more widely – please contact us to discuss eligibility.
Free or small contribution to costs
Our Activities Programme offers many different opportunities to help you build your confidence and enjoy many personal and social benefits. All activities offer a supportive and understanding environment with skilled tutors. You will not be forced to do anything you don’t want to do, but there will be challenges to grasp if you want to take them!
For people caring for someone with a mental health problem:
For: People aged 16 and over, living in Falkirk District, who relatives, partners or friends of someone with a mental health problem.
Running for 2 hours a week over 6 weeks, this course will aim to give you:
Information about mental health
Ways of dealing with stress and feelings of anger
Ideas for coping with change
Ways of supporting and communicating with your friend or relative
An opportunity to discuss and share ideas with others
People find this course extremely beneficial. You may find it informative to view the Education Course Evaluation May 2018
For: Adult carers
This course offers Carers tools and techniques to relieve emotional distress by finding new and effective ways of managing their stress; learning to handle their thoughts, moods and emotions more effectively; being better able to deal with physical, mental, social and emotional issues; and living their lives more fully. The mindfulness skills we offer have been shown to be highly effective in reducing stress and enhancing well-being.
Courses are facilitated by experienced practitioners and trainers who use personal meditation as a way of life. We follow a well-structured programme which offer tools and techniques to help relieve stress and anxiety that many carers can and often do experience. Each sessions lasts 2 hours, occuring weekly over an 8 week period.
For our volunteers:
For: FDAMH’s volunteers.
This is a compulsory six week course for FDAMH’s volunteers. The course covers background to FDAMH, confidentiality, boundaries, listening skills, mental health and stigma. Additional modules may be added for volunteers in particular areas.
For: FDAMH’s volunteers
Experts in the fields of mental health and related disciplines are regularly invited to FDAMH to provide training and share their expertise. This gives our volunteers valuable added insight to support their volunteering roles. For our volunteers pursuing professional qualifications or with professional registration, many of these events count towards required CPD hours. Please stay tuned to the volunteer bulletin, newsletters and our events page for any upcoming dates.