New Action Mental Health Promote service launched in Bangor

L-R back row – Colm McKenna, Chairman SEHSCT; Karen Hillis, Service Manager AMH Promote; David Babington, Chief Executive AMH; Bria Mongan, Director of Adult Services & Prisons, SEHSCT; Peter Fitzsimmons, Chairman AMH.
L-R front row – Adam Maul, AMH Promote client; Ellen Savage, parent of AMH Promote client; Kim Atcheson, AMH Promote client.

Action Mental Health (AMH) has re-launched its Promote service in Bangor, following a change in focus for the organisation.

AMH Promote, which is funded by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (SEHSCT), will focus on providing opportunities for adults with a learning disability to be socially active and develop new skills in a supportive and engaging environment. Following the review of service provision and the introduction of new service providers in the area, AMH Promote has been commissioned to deliver a day opportunities service, which will focus on the personal development of clients.

During the launch event AMH Promote celebrated the achievements of their clients with a certificate presentation ceremony. Colm McKenna, Chairman, SEHSCT presented 40 clients with a range of ASDAN and OCN NI certificates covering topics such as Self Advocacy, Meal Preparation, Independent Living skills, Sports Studies, Personal & Social Development (PSD), computer skills, digital photography, baking skills, horticulture, communication skills, and crafts.

Karen Hillis, Service Manager, AMH Promote said,

“Our vision is to provide a service where we can offer a range of client focused training and social activities to develop individual’s skills and self-confidence as well as encourage engagement with our local community.”

Congratulating everyone who received a certificate at the event, Karen said

“We are delighted to have supported so many of our clients to successfully complete such a broad range of qualifications and to see the pride they take in their well-earned achievements.”

Ellen Savage, whose daughter attends AMH Promote said,

“Since starting at AMH Promote, my daughter has grown into a confident and sociable young lady having made many new friends and has gained more independence that I ever thought would be possible. Staff are always there to offer support and reassurance to both myself and my daughter which is invaluable – I would highly recommend AMH Promote to everyone.”

For more information on AMH Promote call 028 9127 5953.

L-R back row – Colm McKenna, Chairman SEHSCT; David Babington, Chief Executive AMH; Bria Mongan, Director of Adult Services & Prisons, SEHSCT; Karen Hillis, Service Manager AMH Promote; Peter Fitzsimmons, Chairman AMH. L-R front row – AMH Promote clients Catherine Wren, Antonia Bolton and Jonathan Sloan.
L-R back row – Colm McKenna, Chairman SEHSCT; Karen Hillis, Service Manager AMH Promote; Peter Fitzsimmons, Chairman AMH.
L-R front row – AMH clients Maureen Kisby, Kim Atcheson, Jonathan Edge.

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