The Tipperary Regional Youth Service (TRYS) is celebrating after being awarded a Gold Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and being chosen as one of three successful recipients by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) as part of a new mental health promotion initiative being rolled out in 2014.
“The Gold Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all at TRYS,” said Ailish O’Neill, Health Promotion Officer at the National Youth Council of Ireland.
“This service is managed and staffed by people who are committed to the highest quality standards in health promotion and to the well being of all who use the youth service. Congratulations to the staff of the TRYS, who guided the service 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 National Youth Health Programme is a partnership between NYCI, the Health Service Executive and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
The TRYS also received news recently that they had been chosen as the rural representative by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) as part of a new mental health promotion initiative titled, The Connected Communities.
“The Connected Communities initiative will work to build resilient youth communities in urban, rural and online settings and the TRYS was chosen from among a large volume of high quality applications from all over Ireland, which shows just how good their work is,” explained NYCI Director Mary Cunningham.
The TRYS, ‘Syncing Our Thinking’ is an initiative working to bring together a number of evidence-based programmes and events to support positive mental health in local communities across Tipperary.
“Syncing Our Thinking aims to support young people in learning coping techniques to mind their heads and to support each other. They will be able to identify triggers that may challenge their mental health and extra supports will be given to those young people who need them. It is also important that adults in our communities are in sync with our mental health initiative and so through open free workshops and information leaflets the community in general will learn about the resources and supports already available to our young people.”