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.

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.

Peak District Challenge 2022 for PTSD UK

events | walk or run Peak district Challenge 50km and 25km Sign up now Peak District Challenge The challenge This challenge will welcome 2,000 adventurers into the fabulous Peak District National Park. We’ll have a major ‘BaseCamp’ hub set-up in

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Kiltwalk for PTSD UK

events | walk Kiltwalk Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee & Edinburgh and virtual Sign up now 2022 Kiltwalk The challenge With five Kiltwalk dates and locations for your diary, there is something for everyone in 2022. Join us on a Kiltwalk, raise

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Yorkshire Challenge for PTSD UK

events | walk or run Yorkshire Challenge 25km, 50km or 100km ROUTES Sign up now Yorkshire Challenge The challenge Back for 2022! Take on the Yorkshire Challenge in the beautiful Nidderdale area, on the south east edge of the Yorkshire

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New Programme Helps Frontline Healthcare Workers

New Programme Helps Frontline Healthcare Workers Researchers from the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford have developed a new mental health treatment programme to provide frontline healthcare workers with 1-to-1 support, including fast-track access to PTSD or depression

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Lake District Challenge 2022 for PTSD UK

events | Walk or Run Lake District Challenge 100km, 50km & 25km ROUTES Sign up now Lake District Challenge The challenge Whether you’re a walker and new to challenge events, an experienced trekker, a marathon enthusiast upping the distance, or

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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.