AMH New Horizons Craigavon & Banbridge had lots to cheer about at their recent annual award ceremony. This event takes place every year in the week of World Mental Health Day, and this year they also celebrated obtaining the Government’s prestigious Customer Service Excellence Award.
AMH New Horizons offers people with mental health needs the opportunity to improve their skills, qualifications and experience through their involvement in a wide range of training, work preparation and personal development programmes.
With an audience of special guests including Deputy Mayor Of Craigavon Borough Council, Cllr Kieran Corr; Fionnuala McAndrew, NI Health & Social Care Board, Director of Social Care and Children; AMH Chief Executive David Babington; Ian Sutherland Southern HSC Trust, Assistant Director of Mental Health Services; AMH staff and family and friends; certificates were presented to those who successfully completed courses in a variety of subjects ranging from horticulture, personal development, business administration, information technology and occupational skills.
“We are very proud of our clients” said Colin Loughran, Service Manager, “the range of certificates of achievement and the variety of qualifications are an inspiration to us all. This event is also an opportunity to promote the work of AMH and the impact we are making to the mental health and well-being of those in our community. I would like to acknowledge the generous support we receive from the Southern HSS Trust, the European Union and DEL”.
David Babington, AMH’s Chief executive said, ‘This is a great day and the achievement of the CSE award demonstrates our commitment to a client focused service and it is well deserved by a staff team who are so creative, innovative and responsive to service improvement. It also provides a very reassuring message, validating our service, for anyone in the community who may be considering coming to New Horizons. I am very proud that our hard work, and dedication, has been recognised.”