Oor Billy on walkaboot

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 / General News



My story

Having worked within mental health services for 40 years and being recently retired I thought it would be good to give something back. I am spending 7 months walking around our beautiful coastline to raise funds for 3 local services supporting people who experience any combination of loneliness, poor mental health or alcohol and addiction misuse. The 3 groups that funds raised will be split between are Ayr Action for Mental Health, Recovery Ayr and the “Cumnock Manhut”. Every £1.00 can make a difference to someone’s journey of recovery.

Recovery Happens – Recovery Works!!

volunteer peer-support facilitators come on down!

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 / General News

Are you interested in facilitating peer-support groups? Do you have  lived experience of poor mental health? Are you friendly and  non-judgemental?

We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to facilitate peer-support  groups. You’ll be asked to share responsibility for running the group  with another facilitator. This includes welcoming people, encouraging  and guiding discussion as well as dealing sensitively with issues, or  conflict that may occasionally arise.

If you can spare approx. 4 hours per month, get in touch with Ola at  olamazurek@aamh.org.uk or 0737 570 2560. Training and regular support  will be provided.

Monday, October 30th, 2017 / General News

  Ayr Action for Mental Health      

Annual General Meeting (AGM)


The AGM will be held:
16th November 2017
6.00 pm
Strathyre House, 42 Prestwick Road, Ayr


All are welcome to attend


• Adoption of 2016 Minute
• Chairpersons Report
• Report on the Accounts
• Election of Board Members
• Any Other Business

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 wayforwardayr@gmail.com

We can also be found on Facebook and have our own site at https://therealpob.wixsite.com/thewayforwardayr

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