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GivingTuesday2022

PTSD UK’s Giving Tuesday £2 request Every year, on #GivingTuesday, millions of people across the globe show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond today, and

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Non-epileptic seizures and PTSD

Non-epileptic seizures from PTSD & C-PTSD The flashbacks, nightmares and other symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are known as quite common in relation to the one in four people in the UK with a diagnosis of PTSD. However,

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Charity coalition fireworks

Charity coalition calls for action on fireworks PTSD UK were proud to be part of a recent event at Westminster where 37 MPs attended to discuss the impact of fireworks on human and animal welfare  On the 1st November 2022,

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Easter 50 Ultra for PTSD UK

events | walk or run Easter 50 challenge 25km or 50km routes Sign up now The challenge Take on a 50 km Ultra or a historic 25km – and make it an active Easter! From our Windsor Racecourse base camp

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London Halloween Challenge for PTSD UK

events | walk london halloween walk challenge 10km, HALF OR FULL MARATHON ROUTES Sign up now The challenge Why not treat yourself to a hair-raising hike around some of the City’s scary streets and historic haunts? Choose your distance, gather

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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

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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.

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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WSPD

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

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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

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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

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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.