Yazmin Oukhellou PTSD UK Ambassador
TOWIE’s Yazmin Oukhellou unveiled as PTSD UK’s first celebrity ambassador We’re delighted to be able to announce our exciting news, that we have an inspiring celebrity ambassador. Television personality Yazmin Oukhellou is best known for being part of the cast
Can we predict who will develop PTSD after a trauma?
Can our brain structures help predict who will develop PTSD after a trauma? There’s a key question when it comes to PTSD and C-PTSD research and understanding: why do some people get PTSD or C-PTSD from trauma, when another person
Fireworks Open Letter – a national charity collaboration
Fireworks Open Letter – a national charity collaboration PTSD UK is proud to be part of a coalition of national charities, lead by Dogs Trust, who have issued an open letter to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and
Yoga Therapy for PTSD: A Multidimensional Approach
Yoga Therapy for PTSD: A Multidimensional Approach – Guest Blog The complex nature of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) makes it a challenging condition to treat. In the UK alone, PTSD is estimated to affect 1 in 3 people who
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
Remember remember… those with PTSD
Remember remember… those with PTSD When you have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD or C-PTSD), any loud or sudden noise can be a trigger, leading to flashbacks, uncontrollable shaking, panic attacks, heart palpations and many other physical and emotional symptoms.
Lake District Ultra for PTSD UK
events | walk or run Lake District Ultra Challenge 10km, 25km, 50km & 100km loop options Sign up now The challenge Take on England’s finest countryside at your pace. Our Challenge base-camp is in Kendal, and from there it’s a
Jurassic Coast Ultra for PTSD UK
events | walk or run Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge 25km, 50km & 100km options Sign up now The challenge Spectacular World Heritage coastline, with a start in Corfe Castle, the route heads down to Swanage, and along through Lulworth Cove,
Baby Loss Awareness Week This Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 October), help us acknowledge the scale and impact of pregnancy and baby loss. During this week, which is now in its 20th year, we work alongside more than 100 other
Wild Side of PTSD
Guest Blog: Wild Side of PTSD Hannah is aspiring wildlife researcher/conservationist who has just completed an MSc that she was very close to dropping out from due to her PTSD. Hannah’s passion for raising awareness focuses on an important part
PTSD and BPD
What’s the difference between PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder? Finding the right treatment for any mental health condition starts with getting the right diagnosis. But that can be tricky when different conditions present in similar ways, or sometimes even occur
South Coast Ultra for PTSD UK
events | walk or run south coast ultra challenge 25km, 50km and 100km options Sign up now The challenge The South Downs National Park is a superb backdrop for 2000 adventurers to take on a real challenge. An Eastbourne start,
Isle of Wight Ultra for PTSD UK
events | walk or run Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge 106km, 53km and 25km Options Sign up now The challenge Great challenges need great settings – and few are better than the Island’s stunning coastal path. Up to 2,000 adventurers
Blue Light Symphony Orchestra
Blue Light Symphony Orchestra The Blue Light Symphony Orchestra is a UK charity with the aim to encourage music making at a local level within the UK emergency services and also make music therapy available to those in the emergency
Writing and PTSD Guest Blog
Guest Blog: How writing is helping me to cope with PTSD Many people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder find that writing can help them to understand their PTSD or C-PTSD and the symptoms they are experiencing – whether that be
Chiltern 50 Challenge for PTSD UK
events | walk and run Chiltern 50 ultra challenge 10km, 25km & 50km ROUTES Sign up now The challenge End of season 50 km looped route in some of the Chilterns finest countryside, with historic trails, rolling hills, nature reserves,
Peak District Ultra for PTSD UK
events | walk or walk peak District ultra Challenge 10mile, 25km, 50km & 100km ROUTES Sign up now The challenge Our base-camp hub in idyllic Bakewell will welcome over 2,000 adventurers who will test themselves in the fabulous Peak District
Asking directly about suicidal thoughts can help save lives To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th of September, our charity partner Samaritans is encouraging people not to be afraid to talk about suicidal thoughts and feelings if they are
Grief famous person
How the death of someone famous can affect PTSD symptoms We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. An inspiration to our country, her 70 years of dedication and service have shown her incredible strength
Katie Price Trauma & Me
Katie Price: Trauma & Me TV appearance with PTSD UK This Thursday, 8th September, PTSD UK Founder and CEO Jacqui features in a documentary on Channel 4 about media personality Katie Price, where Katie explores her mental health and diagnosis
How hydrotherapy can be useful for PTSD sufferers
Hydrotherapy and PTSD There is now a proven link between mental health and physical health, which is why mental health conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder often have physical symptoms too. One example is that PTSD and C-PTSD can result
Cotswold Way Ultra for PTSD UK
events | walk or run Cotswold way ultra challenge 25k, 50km & 100km loop options Sign up now The challenge Our Cirencester basecamp is the start of the 100 km looped route through the heart of the Cotswolds, which provides
Vitamin Sea for PTSD
Vitamin Sea for PTSD – Guest Blog We’ve written before about the huge health benefits that wild swimming, ‘cold therapy’ and being in nature can bring to people affected by PTSD and C-PTSD, but in this latest guest blog, Wendy
Tim Smith LEJOG
Tim’s solo cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats for PTSD UK Tim Smith from Walthamstow, London is cycling solo and unsupported from Land’s End to John O’ Groats this weekend to help raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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.