US students experience New Horizons model during world congress

Students from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, visit New Horizons Foyle

Students from Arlington Virginia have been treated to a tour of New Horizons Foyle during a worldwide focus on suicide prevention.

The young people from the American institution were welcomed to the service by the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Michaela Boyle.

The delegation was in Derry Londonderry attending the Suicide Conference and wanted to visit New Horizons to see it in action, the model of which they told Service Manager Pauline Flanagan they were unfamiliar with, at home.

AMH New Horizons’ and its ‘Working it Out” project, which is undertaking by clients, is part-funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020, the Department for the Economy and the five NI Health & Social Care Trusts.

AMH chief executive David Babington chatted with students during the tour of the service, which took place as part of their trip to Northern Ireland to participate in the 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

The conference got under way in Derry on Tuesday bringing together more than 800 delegates including leading international experts on suicide prevention.

New Horizons Foyle Service Manager Pauline Flanagan with Mayor, Michaela Boyle and AMH Chief Executive David Babington

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