Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder helplines



Comprehensive help and information from the NHS with links to external websites.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Coping with a traumatic event


This leaflet is for anyone who has been through a harrowing experience, who has been abused or tortured, or who knows someone to whom this has happened.


Infoline: 0300 123 3393



We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

David Baldwin’s Trauma Information Pages


This page briefly summarizes some of what we know about traumatic symptoms and responses, and includes links describing PTSD symptoms and coping strategies. Other links lead to more research-oriented issues, such as measuring treatment efficacy, etc. Succeeding pages at this site provide additional links to more detailed references, online articles, and web resources helpful in understanding trauma responses and treatment.

UK Psychological Trauma Society 

Provides information on trauma and on the various traumatic stress reactions, including PTSD with links to a selection of materials which helpful information for the general public and for health professionals about Post Traumatic Stress Reactions.  

Assist Trauma Care 

ASSIST Trauma Care employ experienced therapists trained to work with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) and the after-effects of trauma in line with current evidence-based practices. 

Combat Stress

24 hour Helpline: 0800 138 1619

What is PTSD?

Combat Stress is the UK's leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans' mental health.   We look after men and women who are suffering from a psychological condition related to their Service career.  This might be depression, anxiety, a phobia or PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our services are free of charge to the Veteran.  Also offer support to partners and families of veterans.  Offers a 24-hour Helpline servicefor the military community and their families who are seeking help and advice for mental health issues. 


The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Web Site for ex-Service men and women who think they are suffering from PTSD.

Help for Heroes

Get support

Help for Heroes raises money to support members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in the service of their country.  We ask our supporters to “do their bit” to show these extraordinary young men and women that they are cared for by us.

SSAFA – the Armed Forces Charity

Forcesline: 0800 731 4880

Forcesline is a free and confidential telephone helpline, online chat and email service, outside the chain of command, that provides support for serving (regulars and reserves), ex-Forces and for their families.  SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. And we are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

The Royal British Legion

Helpline: 0808 802 8080

The Royal British Legion safeguards the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces.  We help serving and ex-Service personnel and their families. Not just those who fought in the two World Wars, but also those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting today.

The Ripple Pond

Help & Support: 0333 900 1028 

Self-help support network for the adult family members of physically or emotionally injured Service Personnel and Veterans.  We empower each member to seek support when they need it most, in ways that are helpful for them – whether that is via group meetings, ‘buddies’ or via a private Facebook page.  Many members are facing similar situations and The Ripple Pond gives them a safe space, both physically and mentally, to deal with them.  Whether your loved one is currently serving full time, as a reservist or a veteran, we will show you a warm welcome and support you through your challenges.

PTSD 999

Tel: 01223 755130 

Providing support and understand to any member of the emergency services and their family.  Helping to remove stigma and embarrassment, deliver timely support based on respect, kindness and collaboration that serves not only the individual but, where needed, the whole family.