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Pure Insight Naz’s Story

Pure Insight works with young care-leavers who have no-one in the world to turn to when things go wrong.

At 21, Naz, had to move towns after someone whom he believed to be a friend took over his flat and used it to sell drugs. When Naz protested he was met with abuse and violence and he fled fearing for his life.

The charity has worked with Naz is to create safety and stabilisation in his new home town and to explore the good relationships he could make locally.

Naz now knows where to go in an emergency and how to build his own local support networks in the community. He now has a GP and is receiving help with low mood and anxiety as well as with nightmares and a lack of sleep, which, in a short space of time, has been life-changing.

Pure Insight then tried to help Naz manage his money, but were struggling to make sense of his spending. Eventually, Naz disclosed that he had suffered from a health issue for the past two years, as a result of an accident. He was too ashamed to seek help but was spending a large portion of his benefits on products to help him deal with the issue. The charity made a referral to a service that now provide free products and support, freeing up money for food and helping him up to process the trauma he has experienced.

When the pandemic hit, Naz could have been completely alone, but Pure Insight provided a phone with 3 months unlimited calls/data so that there was always a friendly voice, a shoulder to cry on and somewhere to turn in a crisis.