Development And Outreach Workers – 3 Positions

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 / General News

Hello folks


An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the Ayr Action for Mental Health development team. If this is something that you are interested in please click the link at the bottom of the page and get your application in.

Ayr Action for Mental Health –

Development and Outreach Team

3 Posts Vacant

1 x Development and Outreach Senior Practitioner – 22.5 hours per week (including evenings and weekends). Salary: £14218 – £15799,  1 year fixed term contract.

2 x Development and Outreach Worker – 16 hours per week (including evenings and weekends). Salary: £8026 – £8693, 1 year fixed term contract.

3 exciting opportunities have arisen within Ayr Action for Mental Health. The newly created roles of Development and Outreach Senior Practitioner and Development and Outreach Worker, are being introduced to our dedicated team to ensure that those living with poor mental health throughout South Ayrshire are supported to take part in activities and have their voices heard.

Under the supervision of the Board of Directors, the post holders will work as part of a small outreach team across South Ayrshire’s 6 localities.  The successful candidates will develop a range of participatory activities for people who experience poor mental health in order to improve wellbeing.

For all positions, you must be an excellent communicator with the ability to create, maintain and nurture effective relationships with individuals, communities and partner organisations. You will do this using a range of communication and engagement techniques, in conjunction with your own ideas and experience, while actively promoting the work of Ayr Action for Mental Health. Ability to lead a team is essential for the senior position.

The outcome of this work will be to deliver real change for, and with, those living with poor mental health across South Ayrshire.

In return for your commitment, you will receive a highly competitive salary, workplace pension, flexible working hours and training and development opportunities.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 3rd September 2017.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 14th September 2017. 

For more information or to request an application pack please contact us  either by calling 01292 619600  or emailing

Please note: We do not accept CVs. Only candidates who are shortlisted and invited for interview will receive further communication from us. Thank you for your interest.



we look forward to hearing from you 🙂

Strathyre Activity Info

Friday, May 5th, 2017 / General News










Friday January 27th


10 Pin bowling


Friday February 24th


Play your cards right


Friday March 31th




Friday April 28th


Easter bingo


Friday May 26th


Drop-in evening


Friday June 30th


Treasure hunt(BBQ) for funds


Friday July 28th *


Drop-in (Scarborough holiday)!


Friday August 25th


Indoor/Outdoor games evening


Friday September 29th


Open Pool competition


Friday October 27th


Play your cards right


Friday November 24th


St Andrews Disco/Karaoke


Friday December ???


Christmas Party (venue TBA)

Current Activities on offer at Strathyre

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 / General News

Mon:        AM:  Walking Group             11.30 am

                    AM: Guitar Group (Novice) 11 am 

                    PM: Town/Beach Walks       2 pm


Tues:        AM: Bellisle Walking Group  10.30 am

                    PM: Badminton  –                     2 pm

                    PM:  Creative Writing              3 pm


Wed:         AM:  Art and Crafts                     11 am

                    Noon: Swimming (Prestwick)   12 noon

                    PM: C.A.N. cook (closed group) 2.30 pm

Thurs:      AM:  Badminton Group               11 am

Fri:            AM: Guitar Group (jamming)     11 am

                               Swimming Group                12 Noon

                    PM: Scrabble Group at Library    2 pm

Individual Support is also offered daily, See staff

Saturday/Sunday          Drop-in 10 am/ 5 pm 

Rambles: (Monthly) dates to be confirmed

Friday evening: end of each month (Last Friday)


The Way Forward Open Nights

Monday, March 27th, 2017 / General News

The Way Forward, a self-help group for people with depressive illness/anxiety.


Run by volunteers to share experiences and help cope with the impact of depression in our lives.


For more information come along to one of our Information Evenings:


Monday 27 March 7 pm to 9 pm


Monday 24 April 7pm to 9 pm


Strathyre House

42 Prestwick Road





If you would like more information and are unable to attend one of our evenings please contact us by email

We can also be found on Facebook and have our own site at

The Way Forward group runs fortnightly on Monday evenings from 7pm till 9pm at Strathyre House, Ayr.

Directors AAMH statement of intent

Friday, February 10th, 2017 / General News

Directors AAMH statement of intent


We as Directors are aware that the way all Health and social Care services in South Ayrshire are commissioned is under review and this will mean that AAMH will have to tender to deliver a service in the future.  Our duty as Directors is to protect AAMH and to make sure it remains sustainable in the future. In that respect the Directors are exploring all opportunities to make sure that AAMH will continue to operate in the future.

In what ways?

  • By increasing what we do to give more people across South Ayrshire the opportunity to become involved with AAMH.
  • Recognising the priority that is being given by South Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership to the delivery of services within the 6 locality areas of South Ayrshire.
  • Contributing to the vision and outcomes of South Ayrshire Health and Social Care outcomes with special regards to Mental Health issues.
  • Understanding there are many sources of funding opportunities available to AAMH and exploring all these funding options.
  • Making sure that staff and members feel involved and included in all aspects of the work being undertaken.
  • Exploring ways in which we use the resources we have such as Strathyre House in a creative way to make sure we can deliver a service for the best value possible.


Halloween Party Nonsense

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 / General News

Car Boot Sale

Friday, October 21st, 2016 / General News

We are having a car boot sale on Sunday 23rd October. Come along and grab a Bargain….Much cheapness!


we did it!

Monday, September 12th, 2016 / General News

a BIG shoutout to our wonderful members Mary, Fiona and Gary for their for their brilliant pitch at Saturdays  Prestwick decides event. they received the full funding amount and made us all feel very proud!zombomeme12092016101749

We want your views and opinions on what you want from the AAMH website!

Friday, September 9th, 2016 / General News

Let us know what you would like to see on this website, what would you find useful and what is needed.

This is a resource for everyone and we would like it to showcase the everyday things that go on in Strathyre and what Ayr Action are up to.


contact Ross on with your thoughts and thanks for your time 🙂

We need your opinions and views..what do you want from AAMH website?

Strathyre Summer Fete!

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 / General News

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