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.

Penfolds Adventures

Inspiring 9-Year-Old Sets Out to Trek the UK Coastline to Advocate for Mental Health in Children and Teens Freddie, aged 9 from South East England is planning to walk the entire coastline of England, Wales, and Scotland to help raise

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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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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.