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Specsavers Home Visits

Specsavers Home Visits for people with PTSD or C-PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can make you feel incredibly vulnerable, make it difficult to trust others, and hypervigilant to the people and spaces around you. For many people with PTSD or

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Chris Packham

Promoting Responsible Language: Chris Packham’s conversation with PTSD UK At PTSD UK, a significant aspect of our mission revolves around increasing awareness of PTSD and C-PTSD, including their causes and symptoms. In the UK, it’s estimated that 4 in 100

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Alcohol-use disorders NICE update

Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis and management Quality Standard | Update by NICE Today an updated NICE quality standard has been published which covers identifying and supporting adults and young people (aged 10 and over) who may have an alcohol-use disorder. PTSD

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Australia MDMA

Australia Leads the Way in Psychedelic Therapy for PTSD In a groundbreaking development, Australia has become the first country to allow psychiatrists to prescribe psychedelics as a treatment option for patients suffering from depression or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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Colouring Books

The Therapeutic Magic of Colouring Books Art therapy has become a widely embraced practice across various settings, serving as a valuable tool to assist people dealing with trauma, reducing stress, alleviating anxiety, processing emotions, fostering improved self-esteem, addressing addictions, and

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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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Sadia Gordon

‘I’m Having Distressing Thoughts’ – A dark comedy about the journey with C-PTSD Humour has long been recognised as a powerful tool for coping with challenging situations and providing relief in times of distress. For people with PTSD and C-PTSD,

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Case Study EMDR Treatment Rob

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Rob Rob, a senior Detective within the UK Police Force was diagnosed with Complex PTSD as a result of the traumatic incidents he experienced in the line of duty. In this inspiring account, Rob opens

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Lucid Dreaming Study

Lucid Dreaming Study reveals a huge decrease in PTSD symptoms Today is National PTSD Awareness Day, which recognises the effects Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has on the lives of those impacted by it. The occasion coincides with the recent publication

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Small Charities Week

SMALL CHARITY WEEK: Recognising the value of small charities Small charities that provide huge support in the UK are being celebrated as part of Small Charity Week 19 – 23 June. During the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis,

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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

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How writing can help people with PTSD

How writing can help people with PTSD An empty notebook can suggest limitless possibilities. It’s also one of the simplest and best tools to improve your mental health, including when you have a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. Many people

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Yoga therapy for PTSD scholarship

Yoga therapy for PTSD: Training Scholarship Yoga and yoga therapy for trauma has become popular as there is a growing basis of clinical evidence and case reports that its application significantly supports those with PTSD in with the gentle reconnecting

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LGBTQIA+

PTSD in the LGBTQIA+ community PLEASE NOTE: PTSD UK uses LGBTQIA+ to refer to people with diverse gender and sexual identities. The LGBTQIA+ acronym represents individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, or asexual. The

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PTSDawarenessmonth

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month June is PTSD Awareness Month. Together, we can make this PTSD Awareness Month a turning point – a time when we come together as a collective force to raise awareness of PTSD and Complex-PTSD.

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Kieran Tompsett PTSD UK Ambassador

Reality Star Kieran Tompsett has been unveiled as PTSD UK’s newest celebrity ambassador PTSD UK is delighted to announce that we have a new inspiring celebrity ambassador on board – Businessman Kieran Tompsett from the hit BBC One series The

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Alexithymia and PTSD

Alexithymia and PTSD “How are you feeling?” –  for some people, this is a simple question to answer. However, if you suffer from alexithymia, a condition that impairs your ability to identify and describe your emotions, answering this question can

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Maternal mental health Funding

Mums in the UK missing out on specialist mental health support due to insecure funding PTSD UK are proud members of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) a UK-wide charity and network of over 100 organisations, dedicated to ensuring everyone affected

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Emotional numbness

Emotional numbness in PTSD & C-PTSD One of the most damaging assumptions about someone who has experienced trauma, or has a PTSD or C-PTSD diagnosis is that they don’t seem to be upset by it. In fact, their apparent disassociation

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Rebecca

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Rebecca PTSD UK Supporter Rebecca initially shared her EMDR experience on her own website, but has given us permission to share her story of her ‘long and confusing road towards rediscovering a traumatic experience so

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Beyond the Stereotypes: PTSD and Anger

Beyond the Stereotypes: PTSD and Anger It is incredibly unhelpful, and potentially damaging, to stereotype people who are experiencing mental health issues. It is even worse to make assumptions and hastily judge their behaviour or symptoms based on their condition.

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Keeping it together – Guest Blog

Keeping it together – Guest Blog “You wake up one morning wanting to hide from the world. Before long you wake up every day a prisoner to anxiety and fear.” This guest blog from Kim Price, author of the book

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Government Alert system test

Government Emergency Alert system test – and what it means On Sunday 23 April 2023, there will be a national test of the UK Emergency Alerts service. This will test the service created to warn you about events such as

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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.