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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

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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

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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

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Forest bathing and PTSD video

Forest bathing and PTSD – A discussion Having originated in Japan and China, forest bathing – or Shinrin-Yoku – can be used to help decrease undue stress and potential burn-out. Research has found that immersion in nature has human health

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Mike Lamb

Too Inspired to Be Tired! 365 to Stay Alive Challenge for PTSD UK Mike Lamb, a below knee amputee from Manchester is already 4 weeks into his challenge to walk 10km every day for a year to help raise awareness

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case-study-emdr-steve

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Steve Steve developed C-PTSD after a number of traumas experienced in his childhood. After initial misdiagnosis, Steve finally received EMDR treatment which he says ‘helped no end’ and is now training to be a counsellor

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Emmerdale PTSD

Emmerdale’s PTSD storyline In the last few weeks, ITV’s Emmerdale have featured PTSD as a storyline in one of their characters, Nicola King. Although it isn’t a very long running story it does have impact and highlights how a traumatic

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LLHM for PTSD UK

events | run London Landmarks Half Marathon for PTSD UK Sign up now London Landmarks Half Marathon The challenge This event is not your average half marathon! From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city’s quirky and hidden secrets, runners

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Guest Blog – Jason

Not all superheroes wear their underpants on the outside of their trousers! – Guest Blog On the 8th July, Paramedics and First Responders around the globe are being recognised and celebrated as it is International Paramedics Day. It’s a chance to recognise

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Guest Blog – Aaron

Guest Blog – Aaron: my PTSD story At only 16, Aaron has already been through a lifetimes worth of pain – and his resulting PTSD diagnosis took him to ‘the darkest place he never thought he’d get out of’. In

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Imagery Rescripting for PTSD

Imagery Rescripting for PTSD Your own mind can be an unpleasant or frightening place when you have Post  Traumatic Stress Disorder. It can summon up unwanted memories, flashbacks, distressing imagery and future scenarios that add to your anxiety and distress.

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Support Spotlight – Dean

Supporter Spotlight – Dean We’re so grateful to each and every one of our supporters, but for the last year, Dean has been going above and beyond to support PTSD UK and raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with

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How yoga can help ease PTSD symptoms

Groundbreaking studies have revealed that yoga practice actually changes core physiology related to PTSD and C-PTSD and can clinically decrease the symptoms by syncing awareness of movement with breath. This has a profound impact on training our nervous systems and

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Broken Crayons Still Colour launch!

‘Broken Crayons Still Colour’ launch! 27th June marks International PTSD Awareness Day and to honour this, PTSD UK are launching their first art book to help people understand more about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – a condition which is estimated

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How Acupuncture has helped people with PTSD

How Acupuncture has helped people with PTSD Alongside treatments such as EMDR and CBT, there are also a lot of other methods available for relieving PTSD and C-PTSD symptoms. One of these is acupuncture, which many research studies have shown

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Ranya

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Ranya Ranya* grew up in a violent and abusive household which led to her developing PTSD. In this case study, she tells us how, despite her initial worries, EMDR has changed outlook her outlook on

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How running can help people with PTSD

How running can help people with PTSD The physical and mental benefits of everything from gentle jogging to serious running are well known and exercise (particularly running) can help reduce the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (both PTSD and

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Case Study: CPAP Treatment – David

Case Study: CPAP Treatment – David David’s PTSD symptoms after a helicopter crash were affecting every moment of his life until he came across CPAP therapy for Sleep Apnoea. Here, he shares his story about his life after finding the

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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.