PTSD Awareness Month

PTSD Awareness Month

Every year, June ma­­rks PTSD Awareness Month and we’d love for you to get involved and help us raise our voice, shout louder and drive towards our mission to help support EVERYONE affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD and C-PTSD), no matter the trauma that caused it.

Of course, for someone affected by PTSD or C-PTSD, EVERY DAY is significant in terms of how their lives are impacted, but for some people, they’re simply not getting the help they want, need or deserve – and we want to help change that! 

Simply put, having a specific month that is recognised around the world brings our voice together. It gets people talking where they maybe otherwise wouldn’t. It helps reach more people with the message that Tomorrow CAN be a New Day. Read our blog post here for more information abut what PTSD Awareness Month is, and it’s history. 

 

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Explore our range of resources available for you to download to share more about PTSD and the awareness month

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You can help us continue our vital work with a donation. Every donation helps us to make a difference.

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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.

Guest Blog Alex

Guest Blog: Alex – The power of love and support Over ten years after starting to experiencing night terrors, panic attacks, anxiety, and withdrawal, Alex was diagnosed with PTSD in June 2023. Unaware at the outset that these struggles were

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Coping with current affairs and news

Navigating Triggers: Coping with Current Affairs and News with PTSD & C-PTSD In today’s world, it can feel like we’re constantly bombarded with graphic information, explicit imagery and upsetting stories, especially through the news and social media. The World Health

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PTSD UK Founder MBE

PTSD UK Founder Awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours List PTSD UK is delighted to announce that Jacqui Suttie, our Founder and CEO, has been awarded the prestigious Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award in the

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Eating Disorder Support

Understanding and Supporting Loved Ones with Eating Disorders During the Festive Season It’s estimated that at least 52% of people with an eating disorder diagnosis have a history of trauma and supporting someone who is struggling with food is not

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Research in brain responses

Breakthrough Study Reveals Distinct Brain Responses to Traumatic Memories in PTSD In a groundbreaking study conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Yale University, new insights into the nature of traumatic memories associated with

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Fireworks coalition 2023

Charity coalition calls for action on fireworks PTSD UK is honoured to be a member of the ‘Fireworks Working Group,’ a collaborative effort of prominent UK charities advocating for a thorough examination of current fireworks legislation. Ahead of New Year’s

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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.