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Recovering police officers benefit from sensory garden

Recovering police officers benefit from sensory garden

Published at 12:03pm 16th August 2015. (Updated at 12:09pm 16th August 2015)

A new sensory garden has been opened at the Police Treatment Centre in Harrogate.

It will help serving and retired officers as part of their recovery from injuries suffered whilst on or off duty.

Around 2,000 patients attend St Andrews every year for physiotherapy or support with stress, anxiety and other similar conditions.

The sensory garden is part of a larger project funded through a grant of more than £500,000 from fines imposed after the LIBOR rate-rigging scandal.

The Government has allocated nearly £10 million to help support 200,000 emergency services personnel and volunteers.

This funding is focused on mental health, physical recuperation and bereavement support.

The Police Treatment Centre is funded almost entirely by donations from serving officers and members of the public.

More information at www.thepolicetreatmentcentres.org