“Combat Stress is happy to support the work of “Stand Easy” in their service development across Tayside.
Research shows the positive benefits art projects have on people’s mental health. Veterans who have experienced extremely traumatic situations in the past may find it hard to express their feelings overtly through verbal communication and dialogue.
Drama can allow these exService men and women to manage their past experiences in a more positive way, and our ability at Combat Stress to introduce Veterans to the work of “Stand Easy” will support their ongoing recovery.”
Community Outreach Manager
STEP FORWARD “As specialists in the use of volunteering as a tool to aid recovery and rehabilitation, Step Forward is happy to support the work of “Stand Easy”. Volunteering to take part in projects such as “Stand Easy” helps Wounded Injured and Sick Serving and Veteran Forces Personnel with their transition into civilian life and to put their past traumas behind them. By helping our clients to talk about and use their own experiences in a very positive way, we believe that participating in the “Stand Easy” project could be hugely beneficial.”
STEP FORWARD Transforming Lives through volunteering
“Legion Scotland stands for, and provides support to, veterans. When servicemen and women return to civilian life after serving with the Armed Forces some are in need of community and friendship either as a result of their experiences in the services, or purely because they are no longer part of the military ‘family’ on which they had come to rely. At Legion Scotland veterans of all ages and backgrounds find a sense of fellowship and comradeship.
Members are welcomed into the large family network spread across Scotland where doors open to a range of opportunities.
Members work together to raise funds to support the work of the Legion Scotland and for other veterans’ causes. Through a range of volunteering opportunities, members can also gain a number of skills which not only give back to the veterans’ community but can also benefit themselves in other areas of life, as well as providing opportunities for fun and fellowship.
The Legion provides ways to help veterans to get on with their lives, and assists those who may require assistance. From local and national sports activities to raising money for veterans’ causes we are helping to put something back into communities.
Legion Scotland fully supports Stand Easy and the use of theatre to assist and help those wounded, injured or sick veterans we see returning to civilian life today.”
WE ALSO WORK WITH OUR PARTNERS BELOW
Dundee and Angus College
Rosendael Veterans Home
Veterans First Point Dundee and Fife
Tay Charitable Trust
The Soldier’s Charity (Army Benevolent Fund)
Help for Heroes
The Northwood Trust