Chil­dren in Need cash

The Oban Times - - News -

BBC Chil­dren in Need is giv­ing a three-year grant of £ 30,000 to Hope 2 Oban for its work sup­port­ing vul­ner­a­ble young peo­ple who are strug­gling with men­tal health is­sues, fam­ily break­down or are at-risk of so­cial iso­la­tion.

The award will help pay for youth work­ers and ma­te­ri­als to sup­port a num­ber of weekly pro­grammes aimed at im­prov­ing young peo­ple’s re­sponses to stress­ful sit­u­a­tions and build­ing their self- con­fi­dence.

Amy Inglis, di­rec­tor at Hope 2 Oban, said: ‘Our project works with a num­ber of young peo­ple com­ing from Argyll’s more re­mote is­lands. It’s so im­por­tant they have trust­ing adults who will lis­ten to their con­cerns and point them in a pos­i­tive di­rec­tion.

‘Thanks to this fund­ing from BBC Chil­dren in Need we can con­tinue to pro­vide the time and space to help chil­dren and young peo­ple feel less lonely and bet­ter sup­ported.’

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