Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD or C-PTSD) can affect anyone who has been exposed to a traumatic event – an experience which has provoked fear, helplessness or horror. In this section, we share the significance of arming yourself with the knowledge and details to understand the condition, the symptoms it can cause and to be able to guide patients to the support and treatment they may need.

What is PTSD and C-PTSD?

An overview of PTSD and C-PTSD and why understanding them is vital for Healthcare Professionals.

Causes of PTSD & C-PTSD

A look into the causes of PTSD & C-PTSD and how they affect the brain and body.

Symptoms of PTSD and C-PTSD

An explanation of the symptoms (physical, cognitive and emotional) that can be experienced.

Treatments of PTSD and C-PTSD

Up-to-date inforamtion about the current recommended treatments and therapy options for PTSD and C-PTSD

PTSD UK Blog

You’ll find up-to-date news, research and information here along with some great tips to ease your PTSD in our blog.

Santa in the City Run

PTSD UK Spreads Christmas Cheer with Santa Run Join thousands of Santas on the 6th or 7th of December 2023 at 7:00 pm, in the heart of London for an unforgettable 4.3km festive fun run! Plus, every adult runner is

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gestalt therapy

Understanding Gestalt Therapy and its Benefits When it comes to addressing the complicated nature of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD, there are a number of therapeutic approaches available. More recently, Gestalt therapy has emerged as a promising

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HGV drivers

Driving Change: Tackling PTSD in HGV drivers Despite the crucial role that the UK’s Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driving industry plays in keeping the nation’s supply chain moving, many HGV drivers are experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and

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hannah garrow

Guest Blog: Taking control of my C-PTSD with trauma informed therapy Hannah Garrow’s journey through Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) has been one of confusion, resilience, and ultimately, hope. In this guest blog post, she shares her experiences of C-PTSD,

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BLAW

Baby Loss Awareness Week Baby Loss Awareness Week (during October), help us acknowledge the scale and impact of pregnancy and baby loss. During this week, which is now past its 20th year, we work alongside more than 100 other charities

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remind app launch

The re;mind Trauma App Release In a world where trauma often remains silent and misunderstood, a powerful new tool is emerging to break the silence and offer hope. Today, we’re excited introduce you to a project we’ve been supporting for

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PTSD UK Supporters Store

100% of the profits from everything in our online Supporters Store goes directly to our mission – to help everyone affected by PTSD in the UK, no matter the trauma that caused it.

Treatments for PTSD

It is possible for PTSD to be successfully treated many years after the traumatic event occurred, which means it is never too late to seek help. For some, the first step may be watchful waiting, then exploring therapeutic options such as individual or group therapy – but the main treatment options in the UK are psychological treatments such as Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Traumatic events can be very difficult to come to terms with, but confronting and understanding your feelings and seeking professional help is often the only way of effectively treating PTSD. You can find out more in the links below, or here.