The Assessment and Day Treatment Centre held a very special celebration on the 30th of May 2018 to acknowledge the wonderful hard work and diligence of 12 amazing parents who completed training in Group Facilitation over the course of the last few months.

We were delighted that the Lord Mayor Tony FitzGerald took time out of his extremely busy schedule to present the twelve ladies and gentlemen with their course certificates. The course was run in conjunction with SHEP, (Social & Health Education Project Ltd) developed with Mary Mannion and facilitated by the wonderful Claire Barry.

The feedback from the course was extremely positive and we were so very proud of all the recipients on their very special day. Edel Foley, Clinical Manager at the centre in Douglas gave a speech about how privileged all the staff were to work on a daily basis with such amazing and wonderful young people and families.  She spoke about the variety of groups that are run within the Assessment and Day Treatment Centre including the Mother’s Support Group, the Fathers support group, the Art Therapy group, Harm Reduction group and Self Esteem group for girls. MTAS is delighted to have so many co – facilitators who are and will be a tremendous support to the various groups within the service but also to so many other family members. Edel mentioned how proud she was of each and every one of the participants and was very excited to see that so many had utilised the course as a platform from which they will now extend their learning further. Some have already applied for further training in UCC, SHEP and other colleges in Ireland. They are a phenomenally talented and skilled group and we would like to thank them for all their work and commitment to the organisation.

Following the certification awards ceremony everyone enjoyed the scrumptious delights made by the ever talented Mandy Graham. It was a beautiful celebration within the Centre and a lovely time was had by all under the glorious sunshine.