Developed by NYCI, the HQ Mark is a health promotion initiative that enhances best practice and a high standard of quality in all aspects of health promotion in youth organisations.
The initiative supports the national Healthy Ireland campaign to increase the focus on prevention, health promotion and supporting young people to improve their health and wellbeing.
‘this award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of all at LYS who are committed to the highest quality standards in health promotion.’
The NYCI HQ Mark is a set of quality standards in youth health promotion and takes the form of an award conferred on organisations that satisfy agreed quality criteria.
The criteria, twelve in total, have been drawn up by the NYCI and are based on best practice in health promotion at a regional and national level as outlined in various strategy documents.
‘This Bronze Award acknowledges the role that LYS has and continues to play in supporting young people with their wellbeing.’
LYS’s journey to the Bronze Award began with youth workers, Lisa Quirke and Eithne Stembridge complete the NYCI Special Certificate in Health Promotion.
‘This Bronze Award acknowledges the role that LYS has and continues to play in supporting young people with their wellbeing,’ said Lisa Quirke, LYS’ Youth Work Co-Ordinator, Rathkeale Askeaton Youth Project
‘The NYCI course allowed LYS to work towards achieving the Bronze Award with the next steps silver and eventually gold,’ said Lisa who paid tribute to her colleagues for their support in achieving the Bronze Award.
Kevin O’Driscoll, NYCI National Youth Health Programme, was full of praised for LYS on their achievement saying ‘this award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of all at LYS who are committed to the highest quality standards in health promotion.’
‘Congratulations are in order to the staff, volunteers, and young people of the service, especially to Lisa and Eithne for how hard they worked on the Specialist Certificate in Health Promotion and, who have guided the organisation through the HQM process to ensure that their work is in line with national and international best practices in the area of youth health promotion.’
The NYCI is a national representative body for youth organisations withy more information availabel via www.youth.ie
Established in 1973, LYS is a leading provider of youth work, education and training opportunities for young people and is committed to connecting with youth people and supporting them to reach their full potential.
LYS is a member of Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Association of Community Training Organisations.