HYCS Wins Top National Award for Excellence #GSKIMPACTUK
Hounslow Youth Counselling Service (HYCS) won a major national award for its work providing free counselling to young people who live, work or study in the borough. The award was announced 27/4/21 and was presented at a ceremony on 14/9/21.
Following a rigorous assessment process, HYCS was chosen from more than 350 charities across the UK as one of 10 national winners of the 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards. The awards are designed to recognise the outstanding work of small to medium sized charities working to improve health and wellbeing in communities across the UK.
Commenting on the award, Patricia David, Service Manager at HYCS, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to have won this great accolade. It feels wonderful to be rewarded for all the hard work that the staff and counsellors have done in supporting the young people of Hounslow borough, especially over this very difficult recent period.”
Katie Pinnock, Director of UK Charitable Partnerships at GSK, said:
“We were inspired by Hounslow Youth Counselling Service’s approach to helping young people throughout the community, providing a flexible and high-quality counselling service. Young people can access its services directly, and it also works with secondary schools and Feltham Young Offenders’ Institute to reach young people with complex support needs. We were really struck by the charity’s commitment to helping everyone in need throughout the borough, providing dedicated and non-judgemental services.”
The 2021 GSK IMPACT Award recognises HYCS’s significant impact in the community and its commitment to health and wellbeing in Hounslow.