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How Tai Chi can help ease PTSD symptoms

How Tai Chi can help ease PTSD symptoms Many people practice the ancient Chinese art of tai chi to find a sense of balance in body and mind. The health benefits of this ‘moving meditation’ can include more energy, stronger

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22 in 22 for PTSD UK

22 in 22 for PTSD UK Are you ready to take on a 22 in ’22? Decide your fate and set yourself a challenge linked to the number 22. From walking 22 miles a week to reading 22 books this

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Grounding Techniques for PTSD & C-PTSD

Grounding Techniques for PTSD & C-PTSD ‘Grounding’ is a practice that can help you pull away from flashbacks, unwanted memories, and negative or challenging emotions. These techniques may help distract you from what you’re experiencing and refocus on what’s happening

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Great North Swim for PTSD UK

events | swim Great North Swim Sign up now Great North Swim The challenge The Great North Swim is a fantastic weekend of open water swimming in the stunning Lake District surroundings of Windermere – join us! Over the last

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Unexpected physical symptoms of PTSD

Unexpected physical symptoms of PTSD Cortisol is a vital element in our bodies as it converts proteins into usable energy – it’s what gets us out of bed in the morning, and it’s also used by our bodies for balancing insulin effects

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Great South Run for PTSD UK

events | run Great South Run Sign up now Great South Run The challenge   Join us for another spectacular South Coast running celebration on Sunday 16 October 2022, famous for its buzzing atmosphere, iconic music and entertainment zones, and

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Great Manchester Half Marathon for PTSD UK

events | run Great Manchester Half Marathon Sign up now Great Manchester Half Marathon The challenge Manchester’s iconic event returns to the city’s streets in May 2022. Take your place on the start line and soak up the buzzing atmosphere!

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The link between cortisol and PTSD

The link between cortisol and PTSD (and how to balance it) PTSD is an intensely complex and hard to understand condition. There is no explanation for why some people develop post-traumatic stress disorder, while others exposed to a similar level

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Great North Run for PTSD UK

events | run Great North Run for PTSD UK Sign up now Great North Run The challenge Get your running shoes on and join Team PTSD UK for the 2022 Great North Run! The Great North Run is officially the

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Jurassic Coast Challenge for PTSD UK

events | walk or run Jurassic Coast Challenge 25km, 50km & 100km Sign up now Jurassic Coast Challenge The challenge Join 2,000 adventurers of all experience levels & ages and Walk, Jog or Run the spectacular Jurassic Coast-a World Heritage

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Isle of Wight Challenge for PTSD UK

events | walk or run Isle of Wight Challenge 25km, 50km & 100km Sign up now Isle of Wight Challenge The challenge Great challenges need great settings – and few are better than the Island’s stunning coastal path. Up to

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Case Study: CBT Treatment – Holly

Case Study: CBT Treatment – Holly Holly developed PTSD after seeing her Dad who received fatal crush injuries. Following intense flashbacks and intrusive memories, she started CBT treatment which allowed her to become free from the effects of PTSD within

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PTSD UK joins #GivingTuesday 2021

PTSD UK joins #GivingTuesday 2021, the global day of generosity taking place on 30 November PTSD UK is thrilled to announce that we’re one of the thousands of organisations taking part in this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign, to be held on

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Post Natal PTSD: Sian’s Story

Post Natal PTSD: Sian’s Story It has long been recognised that following a difficult childbirth or pregnancy some people may go on to develop psychological problems. However, it is only relatively recently that it has become accepted that they can

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Peak District Challenge 2022 for PTSD UK

events | walk or run Peak district Challenge 50km and 25km Sign up now Peak District Challenge The challenge This challenge will welcome 2,000 adventurers into the fabulous Peak District National Park. We’ll have a major ‘BaseCamp’ hub set-up in

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Kiltwalk for PTSD UK

events | walk Kiltwalk Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee & Edinburgh and virtual Sign up now 2022 Kiltwalk The challenge With five Kiltwalk dates and locations for your diary, there is something for everyone in 2022. Join us on a Kiltwalk, raise

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Yorkshire Challenge for PTSD UK

events | walk or run Yorkshire Challenge 25km, 50km or 100km ROUTES Sign up now Yorkshire Challenge The challenge Back for 2022! Take on the Yorkshire Challenge in the beautiful Nidderdale area, on the south east edge of the Yorkshire

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New Programme Helps Frontline Healthcare Workers

New Programme Helps Frontline Healthcare Workers Researchers from the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford have developed a new mental health treatment programme to provide frontline healthcare workers with 1-to-1 support, including fast-track access to PTSD or depression

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Lake District Challenge 2022 for PTSD UK

events | Walk or Run Lake District Challenge 100km, 50km & 25km ROUTES Sign up now Lake District Challenge The challenge Whether you’re a walker and new to challenge events, an experienced trekker, a marathon enthusiast upping the distance, or

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Ice baths, Wim Hof and PTSD

Ice baths, Wim Hof and PTSD Swimming has always been a popular sport in Britain, but in the last 18 months the hobby of ‘Wild swimming’ has been rediscovered – and people are really feeling the benefits of this (usually)

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London Winter Walk for PTSD UK

events | walk London winter walk HALF or FULL MARATHON Sign up now London Winter Walk The challenge A great event to walk off the Christmas celebrations, and to kick start your New Year fitness regime! There are Full Marathon

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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.