Not one but two members of Team AMH have been rewarded with a coveted ICE award – heralding their Innovation, Creativity and Excellence.
Skills Coach Sara Millar is one of the recipients to receive an ICE award. A member of Action Mental Health’s peripatetic team working with AMH New Horizons Craigavon & Banbridge, Sara has made an immense contribution to the charity during the lockdown, producing YouTube videos, leading Zoom crafts classes and supporting clients in cooking, gardening and exercising. Meanwhile, she also invested time and energy assisting fellow staff members, one of whom describing her as “inspirational”.
AMH Chairman, Peter Fitzsimons commented: “Sara has displayed remarkable creativity and commitment and we want to thank her for all her efforts for our clients.”
AMH IT Manager, Jonny Cirnaru scooped this year’s second ICE award. When the Covid 19 pandemic hit in March 2020, it quickly became clear that AMH’s traditional way of operating, as a multi-faceted organisation, would alter forever. In response, Jonny led a process of continuing our support, not only to all clients, but also to each individual member of staff within the Recovery, Resilience, Counselling and Business Support teams. Every facet of staff and client engagement and communication was reliant on an IT solution that could be operated through home working and within a remarkably short space of time Jonny came up with the goods.
Mr Fitzsimmons praised Jonny, commenting: “Under Jonny’s guidance and leadership, the IT team procured equipment, sourced all IT solutions and licences and developed help guides for staff. They provided support through the help desk, and as teams used the opportunity for development, the IT department continued to support IT projects moving forward – well done to all!”