Treatment & Help

Treatment and Help

Just over a decade ago, people still thought that PTSD was an incurable condition, but more recent evidence and research proves it is possible for PTSD and C-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. NICE guidance (updated in 2018) recommends trauma-focused psychological treatments such as EMDR, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). You may also want to explore holistic non-pharmacological therapies, or talk to your doctor about treatment with appropriate prescription drugs.

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 and C-PTSD.

I think I have PTSD - What should I do?

What are the symptoms of PTSD, and what can I do if I am experiencing them?

I've been diagnosed with PTSD - What now?

A diagnosis can be both settling and worrying at the same time. What happens next?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Treatment

Find out more about Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing treatment, and how it works to treat PTSD.

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Treatment

More about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy treatment, and how it works to treat PTSD.

Getting the most from your treatment

To make the most of your PTSD treatment we detail some simple steps and considerations.

Understanding the recovery process

Many things can block or slow down recovery from PTSD, so how do you remove these obstacles?

Practical Help for PTSD

Sometimes the smallest things can increase your sense of safety – something which is so important when you’re battling PTSD. Hypervigilance can end up taking over a PTSD sufferers life, but some of these tips might go some way to helping you.

Therapies & activities to ease PTSD symptoms

There are many therapies and activities which can be used to ease PTSD symptoms whilst you’re waiting for treatments such as EMDR or CBT, or to work alongside these treatments.

PTSD in children and young people

What are the common treatment options?

Where to get help & services available

Useful organisations and services.