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IFS research update

Exciting New Research on IFS Treatment for PTSD Published New research which investigates the feasibility and effectiveness of Internal Family Systems (IFS) treatment for PTSD has been published. The study’s encouraging results highlight the potential for IFS to significantly reduce

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Matilda and Trauma Responses

What Can Matilda the Musical Teach Us About Trauma and Trauma Responses? There are a number of instances of film, book and TV characters having PTSD or C-PTSD symptoms. Recently, PTSD UK supporter Jemima Atar wrote us this insightful guest

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Finley De

Finding Safety After Trauma – Guest Blog: Finley De Witt In this guest blog by Finley De Witt, Finley explores how to regain a sense of safety after experiencing trauma. Drawing from their experiences as a trauma practitioner and client,

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Sunflower Conversations

Sunflower Conversations with PTSD UK We’re delighted to be working alongside the team at Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to raise awareness of PTSD and C-PTSD, and this month, they invited our Business development Manager, Rachel to appear on their podcast… You

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PTSD Awareness Day 2024

PTSD Awareness Day 2024 This Thursday, 27th June 2024 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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Rebellious Rebirth – Oran: Guest Blog

Rebellious Rebirth – Oran: Guest Blog In this moving guest blog, PTSD UK Supporter Oran shares her personal story after a traumatic event brought childhood traumas to the surface. Dealing with Complex PTSD, Oran found solace in grounding techniques and

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Ralph Fiennes – Trigger Warnings Response

Guest Blog: Response to Ralph Fiennes – Trigger warnings in theatres This thought-provoking article has been written for PTSD UK by one of our supporters, Alex C, and addresses Ralph Fiennes’ recent remarks on trigger warnings in Theatre. Alex sheds

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Please don’t tell me I’m brave

Guest Blog: Living With PTSD – Please don’t tell me I’m brave ‘Adapting to living in the wake of trauma can mean maybe you aren’t ready to hear positive affirmations, and that’s ok too.’ and at PTSD UK, we wholeheartedly

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Emotional Flashbacks – Rachel

Emotional Flashbacks: Putting Words to a Lifetime of Confusing Feelings PTSD UK was founded with the desire to do what was possible to make sure nobody ever felt as alone, isolated or helpless as our Founder did in the midst

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Morning Mile March Challenge

events | walk PTSD UK’s Morning Mile March Challenge Sign up now PTSD UK’s Morning Mile March Challenge The challenge We all know ‘exercise is good for you’, and even a small amount can make a big difference. There are

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MAPS FDA request

NEWS: MAPS Submits Request for MDMA-Assisted Therapy Approval The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has formally submitted a request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval for the use of MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, as

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Guest Blog Alex

Guest Blog: Alex – The power of love and support Over ten years after starting to experiencing night terrors, panic attacks, anxiety, and withdrawal, Alex was diagnosed with PTSD in June 2023. Unaware at the outset that these struggles were

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Coping with current affairs and news

Navigating Triggers: Coping with Current Affairs and News with PTSD & C-PTSD In today’s world, it can feel like we’re constantly bombarded with graphic information, explicit imagery and upsetting stories, especially through the news and social media. The World Health

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PTSD UK Founder MBE

PTSD UK Founder Awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours List PTSD UK is delighted to announce that Jacqui Suttie, our Founder and CEO, has been awarded the prestigious Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award in the

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Eating Disorder Support

Understanding and Supporting Loved Ones with Eating Disorders During the Festive Season It’s estimated that at least 52% of people with an eating disorder diagnosis have a history of trauma and supporting someone who is struggling with food is not

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Research in brain responses

Breakthrough Study Reveals Distinct Brain Responses to Traumatic Memories in PTSD In a groundbreaking study conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Yale University, new insights into the nature of traumatic memories associated with

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Fireworks coalition 2023

Charity coalition calls for action on fireworks PTSD UK is honoured to be a member of the ‘Fireworks Working Group,’ a collaborative effort of prominent UK charities advocating for a thorough examination of current fireworks legislation. Ahead of New Year’s

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Morning Pages for PTSD & C-PTSD

Morning Pages for PTSD & C-PTSD In the quest for mental well-being, there are a number of various techniques and practices. We’ve written before how writing and journalling can be a therapeutic support for those facing challenges with Post Traumatic

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Ink and Insights

The PTSD UK Ink and Insight Project In our continued commitment to supporting people on their path to healing and recovery, PTSD UK is proud to introduce the Ink and Insight Project – a unique project designed to empower people

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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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Guest Blog – Rod Aungier

The road less travelled and the role of Gestalt therapy – Guest Blog We’ve previously written about benefits of Gestalt Therapy for those with PTSD and C-PTSD. Rod’s personal story in this guest blog sheds light on the transformative power

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Dip a Day December Challenge

events | dip a day december PTSD UK’s Dip a Day December Challenge Sign up now PTSD UK’s Dip a day December The challenge It’s no secret that cold water swimming, cold water therapy, focusing on a challenge and simply

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Santa in the City Run

PTSD UK Spreads Christmas Cheer with Santa Run Join thousands of Santas on the 6th or 7th of December 2023 at 7:00 pm, in the heart of London for an unforgettable 4.3km festive fun run! Plus, every adult runner is

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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.