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NHS Forth Valley mental health information
A self-help site for a variety of mental health, stress and anxiety related conditions. Read it, download it, listen to audio files or watch videos. You can also forward it on to others who you feel would benefit from it.
As the Third Sector Interface for the Falkirk Council area, CVS Falkirk are a local, independent charitable company which exists to promote, develop and represent the third sector and volunteering.
Falkirk Council Website
Information for residents, businesses and visitors on Falkirk Council, council tax and what's on in the local area.
Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) Website
The Falkirk HSCP brings together a broad range of health, social care, and support services for people in Falkirk. The website provides key information and news updates with access to the Partnership’s publications, including the Strategic Plan 2019-2022. It also includes information on the HSCP’s governance arrangements and a timetable for future meetings.
A Local Information System for Scotland (ALISS)
ALISS is a website that can be used to search for local resources. Each search can be done for a specific organisation or be done by location, with the search being narrowed or extended depending on the chosen mileage.
Getting Around - Local information
Dial-a-Journey provide affordable and accessible door-to-door transport for people who have mobility difficulties and cannot use conventional public transport. For more information and for the application, please visit www.dial-a-journey.org/.
Mental health and well-being service
FDAMH is based in Falkirk and works with people and families experiencing the impact of mental illness. If you'd like to get in contact with them, please use the information below.
Phone: 01324 671600
Upwards and Onwards - What to do if you fall
The Upwards and Onwards film can be found on NHS Inform and explains several things to do with falling.
- How to get up from a fall.
- What to do if you can't get up.
- How to prevent falls.
You can either watch the whole film or a specific section.
Visit www.nhsinform.scot and search for 'What to do if you fall' to find the videos.
There is also a leaflet attached which describes how you can help someone if they fall.
Wheelchair taxi services
The Next Step Group provides day trips from Grangemouth for people with physical disability and their carers. Call 07947692152 for more information.
Dial-a-Journey provide affordable and accessible door-to-door transport for people who have mobility difficulties.For more information and for the application form, please visit www.dial-a-journey.org.
Taxicard is for people with disabilities who cannot use ordinary buses and allows cardholders to travel in taxis at a reduced fare. For details and an application form, please visit www.falkirk.gov.uk.
Community alarm and telecare services
The Mobile Emergency Care Service (MECS) provides a prompt response to alarm calls from people using pull-cord systems, dispersed alarms or telecare equipment in their own home. For more information, please visit www.falkirk.gov.uk.
To get a MECS system installed, please contact your local social work office or MECS on 01324 506520.
NHS Forth Valley self help for better mental health
NHS Forth Valley have created an extremely comprehensive self help site that provides information, advice, support and local services for a variety of mental health, stress and anxiety related conditions.
To view the user friendly online self help service visit www.selfhelpguides.ntw.nhs.uk/forthvalley.
Read it, download it, listen to audio files, watch videos, and you can also forward it on to others who you feel would benefit from it.
The site covers the following things:
- Controlling anger
- Depression and low mood
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Food and healthy eating
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices and disturbing beliefs
- Obsessions and compulsions
- Post traumatic stress
- Postnatal depression
- Prisoner anxiety, depression, low mood and post traumatic stress
- Self harm
- Social anxiety
- Sleeping problems
Help with mobility when shopping
Self or battery operated wheelchairs and scooters are available free from Central Shopmobility for people with short or long term mobility difficulties. These are based at Callendar Square car park, Falkirk and Stirling Bus Station.
For more information and to apply for membership, please use the following details.
Phone: 01324 630500
Local information - help for those who may have stopped going out or find if difficult to talk to people
For people aged 70 or over and living alone Contact the Elderly arrange local, afternoon tea parties. It's completely free and transport can be arranged. For further information, please use the following details.
Phone: 0800 716 543
Website: Contact the Elderly
FDAMH is an organisation based in Falkirk for anyone experiencing the impact of mental illness. If you'd like to get in touch, please use the information below.
Phone: 01324 671600
CAPABILITY provides services directly to around 1000 disabled people at over 25 locations around Scotland, supporting people at every stage of their lives and at home, work and school. Through the schools, early years and childcare services they support not only disabled children at crucial times in their life but their families and carers. They have many services which focus on giving disabled people the opportunity to live independent lives whether that is in their own homes, participating in their local or wider community, or finding employment. For those who would like we can also provide residential and respite services. Alexander Anderson Day Service (AADS) offers a range of activities including those which support people to develop everyday living skills such as cooking and baking; budgeting; or shopping; to more physical activities such as keep-fit. Developing IT skills without the need to attend college: AADS has links with a number of colleges in the area who offer classes within the centre; you can book a time in the Sensory room or with the Aromatherapist or Beauty Therapist. AADS is also the only facility in the area to offer people the opportunity to participate in Soundbeam or access hydrotherapy. Use of the hydrotherapy pool can be supported either by AADS staff or by users own staff/ carers. If support is wanted to access activities outside the centre, AADS have links with a range of agencies and support people which give the opportunity to attend activities such as Pather Art Works, IndepenDANCE, M&Ds bowling, local sport venues and Music Works. Support is also available to allow people to meet friends for dinner or a chat; visit places of local/ national interest; or attend the theatre or concerts. To find out more please visit www.capability-scotland.org.uk or call 0131 337 9876 for more information.