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Catterick scheme to help stressed Army families to get funding from bank fines
6:00pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
AN innovative scheme for tackling stress and anger issues in Army families has won the backing of the Prime Minister.
David Cameron announced tonight (October 29) that the North Yorkshire County Council project, based at Catterick Children’s Centre, is to receive funding.
The money is part of the handout of the proceeds of £35m of fines imposed on the banking industry, all of which is to be used to benefit the armed forces community.
At a Downing Street reception Mr Cameron said: “It is fantastic that so many armed forces charities have now been able to benefit from fines from the banking industry - it is right that this money should be used to benefit the Forces community.”
North Yorkshire’s executive member for children’s services, Coun Tony Hall, described the move as “tremendous news.”
He added: “It will make a great difference to the families of the brave men who put their lives on the line for their country, and suffer sometimes devastating consequences as a result of the trauma of war.”
The scheme will offer group sessions in coping with stress, anger management, and dealing with domestic abuse. It is designed to help the individual and the wider family unit and aims to improve the social and emotional well-being of each individual, reducing longer term mental health issues.
“The emphasis of sessions delivered in this project would be focused on coping with stress and dealing with anger and thus leading to stronger family bonding,” said Coun Hall.
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