Stand Easy – a charity that specialises in helping veterans suffering with PTSD – has thanked the Veterans’ Foundation after receiving its latest grant award.
Based in Norwich, Stand Easy was co-founded by Naji Malak and uses the power of acupuncture to help with those ex-servicemen and women struggling with mental health.
The charity has a proven record of success and this latest grant will not just be used for the core activity of treating veterans, but also to fund the hiring of its first employee.
“There was great joy and relief when we were informed that we had been successful in getting funding for both our grant requests,” said Naji
“It will allow us to continue treating veterans suffering with the invisible injuries that they may have received from serving in the many conflict this country has been engaged with, but also the the hiring of our first employee.
“This employment is crucial to Stand Easy. It will enable us to digitise our records, making it easier for us to share our data with our partners, coordinate and update social media feeds and to recruit and coordinate our volunteers.”
Those visiting Stand Easy can expect a treatment that involves a specific acupuncture protocol developed by Naji, who has over 35 years of experience in treating both military personnel and civilians suffering from PTSD as a result of civil war, torture, injury and being incarcerated as prisoners of war.
The results from those veterans who have visited Stand Easy have been remarkable – something the Veterans’ Foundation cameras found when we visited the charity in 2019.
In an emotional and honest interview, veteran Tony Boughton – who served with the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Navy Nursing Service – told how PTSD had left him on the brink of suicide. However, after finding Stand Easy, he has been able to rebuild his life – all thanks to Naji and acupuncture.
“This funding means we can concentrate on what we need to do – helping veterans return to a normal life,” added Naji.
“Therefore, a big and warm thank you to all the trustees and staff and to all the players of the Veterans’ Lottery, without which none of this would have been possible.”
*You can help British veterans in need and charities like Stand Easy by playing the Veterans’ Lottery.