It’s Ok to Ask

“It’s Ok to Ask ” is a new NHS Scotland national campaign. It is intended to encourage people to ask questions during their healthcare appointments. As when you understand what’s going on with your health, you can make better decisions around your care and treatment. It’s important to know what’s going on with your own…

Falkirk HSCP – New Social Channels

Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership is now on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to share updates on health and social care integration. The Partnership is responsible for planning, resourcing & operational oversight of Falkirk’s health & social care services. Its Integration Joint Board is made up of representatives from Falkirk Council, NHS Forth Valley, the…

Positive Work During Covid

Historically our service users had a building to come to meet, a place where they felt safe and met and socialised with others who had severe and enduring mental health issues. It has often been said that real growth begins by stepping out of your comfort zone and when the UK went into lockdown due…

Covid-19 Local Protection Levels

From Monday 17th May 2021, Falkirk will move to Level 2. All going well the government hopes to move through the levels on the following dates: 7 June – Level 1 June (late) – Level 0 You can find out the protection level for each local area and get information on what you can and cannot…

Coronavirus – Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. Guidance information can be found by clicking the image below:

Minister for Mental Health Visit

The Minister for Mental Health, Clare Haughey, came along to our football group on Friday 28th February to find out more about the great partnership work that has been going on and how this is making a real difference to peoples lives. It was great to see her on the day and we really appreciate…

Extra Support for Mental Health

People experiencing mental health problems, who come to the attention of the Police Scotland or Transport Police within Forth Valley, are now getting quicker access to direct care and treatment, which, in many cases, avoids the need for them to be taken to the Emergency Department in Forth Valley Royal Hospital for an assessment. Click…

Individual Placement and Support

SAMH’s Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Services support people with mental health problems to gain employment. Individual Placement and Support: Supports people with severe and enduring mental health problems to secure and sustain competitive employment. Is tailored to individuals specific needs. Is co-located with Community Mental Health Teams. Has better employment outcomes than other models….

Decider Skills

The Decider Skills are based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for which there is a wealth of evidence to support their efficacy at treating mental health problems. In order to make the skills more memorable and therefore more effective, each skill has been simplified, with a visual prompt, and each skill…

NHS Self Help Guides

NHS Forth Valley Health Promotion Service is pleased to announce access to a new digital bookshelf of self help guides for mental health and wellbeing where people can read, download, listen to an audio file or forward a guide to others.  The guides have been made available under license from Northumberland Tyne and Wear and…