Our aim

To support people to engage in, develop skills in and sustain meaningful activity which will help people to develop a role in their community and make a contribution to their community.

EDAMH has helped me to become more educated about my mental health and has taught me new tools to maintain better mental health. I feel more confident and hopeful for the future.

Our objectives

To support people whose employment is at risk because of mental ill health.

  • To support them to return to their previous employment. If this proves to be not possible, to support them in negotiating redeployment or finding alternative employment.
  • To support clients who have found or returned to employment to sustain it.

To support people who are not working, but who feel that they can work, to start to engage in the process of finding employment.

  • This may involve vocational profiling, vocational exploration and guidance, developing skills through voluntary work or educational or training courses.
  • Supporting clients to access resources in the area that will in turn help them with employability. Job centre staff, Careers Scotland etc.
  • To support clients to sustain this activity.

To support people who, for whatever reason, feel that they do not want employment but who still feel that they need some meaningful activity and can contribute to their community.

  • This may involve pursuit of sport or leisure activities, voluntary work, forging or developing links with people in their community.
  • To support them to source and sustain that activity.

EDAMH support has been fundamental in turning my life around. I really needed to move forward but couldn’t find a way on my own. With Anne’s help I am achieving goals I never could have dreamed at.