L-R: Eamon Hannan, Business Manager, Paddy Kelly, Laura Guilfoyle, Imelda Tully Social Skills Instructor, Fionnuala Treacy, Ann Corr, Bartley Boyle, Training Centre Manager, Rena Staunton, Mary Connolly, Orla Farragher And Christine Kelly
Trainees of the HSE Creagh Training Centre in Ballinasloe had great reason to celebrate recently as 22 of them received individual module awards and 1 major award as part of a Fetac/QQI Awards Ceremony.
The ceremony took place in the Ballinasloe Library and was attended by friends, family and staff from the HSE and Brothers of Charity. Presentations were made by Mr. Eamon Hannan, Business Manager in Mental Health for Galway and Roscommon. There were awards presented in seven different modules, showcasing some of the wide range of activities available at the centre, including Crafts, Setting Learning Goals, Writing, Quantity and Number, Computer Skills, Food choice and Health Related Exercise.
The highest award ‘Steps towards Rehabilitation and Recovery’ is made up of six of the individual modules. It has enabled some trainees to move on to further educational opportunities, paid employment or work experience, as outlined in in the HSE New Directions report in 2012.
Bartley Boyle, Centre Manager congratulated the trainees on what they had achieved and thanked staff for their efforts throughout the year. “I wish to acknowledge the continued support of the community mental health team, partner organisations, Galway employability and local businesses”.
HSE Creagh Training Centre is based in Creagh, Ballinasloe. It provides training for adults with an intellectual disability or mental health difficulties. For further information on the service, please contact the centre manager on 090 96 48830.