Catholic Guides of Ireland were awarded a Gold Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in recognition of their work on health promotion for young people, at a special event held in the Osprey Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare on Saturday April 6th.
Presenting the award to Nicola Toughey of Catholic Guides of Ireland, Lisa Harold, from the NYCI National Youth Health Programme said “This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all at Catholic Guides of Ireland. They are committed to the highest quality standards in health promotion and it is clear that ensuring a healthy and safe place for young people and staff is a key priority here.”
Ms Harold added: “Congratulations are in order to the staff, volunteers and young people of the service, especially those who have completed the Special Certificate in Health Promotion with NYCI and NUIG and guided the organisation through the process to ensure that their work is in line with national and international best practice in the area of youth health promotion. The great work carried out here supports the national Healthy Ireland campaign, which is about increasing our focus on prevention and supporting young people to improve their own health and wellbeing.”
Contact: Daniel Meister, Communications Manager at NYCI: 087 781 4903, 01-478 4122 or email@example.com
Notes to Editors:
National Youth Council of Ireland
The National Youth Council of Ireland is a membership-led umbrella organisation that represents and supports the interests of Irish voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.www.youth.ie
National Youth Health Programme
The National Youth Health Programme is a partnership between NYCI, the Health Service Executiveand the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
Health Quality Mark
The Health Quality Mark (HQM) is the recognised quality assurance mark for health promotion in youth work in Ireland. It is a health promotion initiative developed by the National Youth Health Programme (NYHP) to enhance best practice and a high standard of quality in all youth organisations.