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Support Spotlight – Dean

Supporter Spotlight – Dean We’re so grateful to each and every one of our supporters, but for the last year, Dean has been going above and beyond to support PTSD UK and raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with

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PTSD Awareness Day 2022

PTSD Awareness Day 2022 This Monday, 27th June 2022 ma­­rks International PTSD Awareness Day and we’d love for you to get involved and help us raise our voice, shout louder and drive towards our mission to help support EVERYONE affected

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How yoga can help ease PTSD symptoms

Groundbreaking studies have revealed that yoga practice actually changes core physiology related to PTSD and C-PTSD and can clinically decrease the symptoms by syncing awareness of movement with breath. This has a profound impact on training our nervous systems and

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Broken Crayons Still Colour launch!

‘Broken Crayons Still Colour’ launch! 27th June marks International PTSD Awareness Day and to honour this, PTSD UK are launching their first art book to help people understand more about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – a condition which is estimated

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How Acupuncture has helped people with PTSD

How Acupuncture has helped people with PTSD Alongside treatments such as EMDR and CBT, there are also a lot of other methods available for relieving PTSD and C-PTSD symptoms. One of these is acupuncture, which many research studies have shown

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The Window of Tolerance and PTSD

The Window of Tolerance and PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can make you feel very helpless. At times you can feel you have no control of your emotions, thoughts, feelings and actions – however understanding more about how and

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Ranya

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Ranya Ranya* grew up in a violent and abusive household which led to her developing PTSD. In this case study, she tells us how, despite her initial worries, EMDR has changed outlook her outlook on

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How running can help people with PTSD

How running can help people with PTSD The physical and mental benefits of everything from gentle jogging to serious running are well known and exercise (particularly running) can help reduce the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (both PTSD and

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Case Study: CPAP Treatment – David

Case Study: CPAP Treatment – David David’s PTSD symptoms after a helicopter crash were affecting every moment of his life until he came across CPAP therapy for Sleep Apnoea. Here, he shares his story about his life after finding the

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Dealing with PTSD over the holidays

Dealing with PTSD over the holidays Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can cause a whole host of symptoms, which can affect every area of your life, and when this is paired with ‘expectations’ of how you should feel, it can become

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My PTSD ‘toolbox’

My PTSD ‘toolbox’ During her life, Imogen Cauthery has experienced a number of traumas and resulting PTSD. Over time, despite some co-morbid conditions such as epilepsy and bulimia, Imogen has developed a ‘PTSD toolbox’ – a variety of therapies and

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Mental Wellbeing at work guidance

Mental Wellbeing at work guidance NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) have recently updated their Mental Wellbeing at work guidance. This guideline covers how to create the right conditions for mental wellbeing at work. It aims to promote

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XMiles supporting Team PTSD UK

XMiles supporting Team PTSD UK We’re honoured to be sponsored by XMiles to help our fundraising supporters who are part of Team PTSD UK taking on challenges in 2022!  XMiles is an Independent Endurance Sports Store, providing nutritional goods to

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Self injury, self harm and PTSD

Self injury, self harm and PTSD There is growing evidence showing a link between post-traumatic stress disorder, and what is collectively known as self-injurious behaviours (SIB). This article explores this highly sensitive topic and contains triggers. So, we recommend proceeding

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How pottery can help ease PTSD symptoms

How pottery can help ease PTSD symptoms Art therapy has been steadily gaining traction as an effective method to reduce and ease the symptoms of mental health issues. In particular, people with PTSD and C-PTSD could find that pottery is

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The link between PTSD and eating disorders

The link between PTSD and eating disorders The deep psychological and biological imprint that trauma can leave can cause, or worsen other health issues. There are also times when someone with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) also has a second

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment for Children – AJ

Case Study: EMDR Treatment for Children – AJ After a humiliating experience at school, AJ developed PTSD. Following panic attacks and other symptoms he underwent EMDR treatment designed for children which had a really positive impact on him.  “Before I

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What can cause PTSD?

PTSD can affect anyone who has been exposed to a traumatic event – an event which provoked fear, helplessness, or horror in response to the threat of injury or death and therefore can affect anyone.

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

PTSD can cause a wide variety of physical, mental and emotional symptoms such as hypervigilance, irrational anger & fear, panic attacks, flashbacks, digestive issues, feeling numb, nightmares and exhaustion. 

What are the treatments for PTSD?

It is possible for PTSD to be successfully treated with psychotherapies such has EMDR and CBT, even many years after the traumatic event occurred, which means it is never too late to seek help.

Are you looking to fundraise for PTSD UK?

THANK YOU!!  We are a small charity so our main goals at the moment are to increase awareness that we exist (so people can get the support and information they need) and to maximise fundraising to allow us to achieve our mission of supporting everyone in the UK affected by PTSD, no matter the trauma that caused it.