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Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder helplines



Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Coping after 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



Side by side - on-line support community

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

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. 



PTSD UK is the only charity in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of PTSD – it’s causes, symptoms & the treatments available – no matter the trauma that caused it.  PTSD  is a natural human response to a trauma – and anyone can suffer from it.   PTSD UK is here to give information, to give support, to help shape UK healthcare policy to better treat those in need, and to give anyone suffering from the condition the belief that ‘Tomorrow CAN be a new day‘.

Trauma Research UK


What is trauma?

Get help

We are a national registered trauma research charity dedicated to making a difference.  Offering support and recovery programmes to those suffering from trauma and anxiety-related disorders such as phobias, panic attacks, PTSD, OCD, GAD etc.  We know you may be suffering right now, but please consider this - “It's not what's wrong with you, it's what happened to you”

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.

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.

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 260 6767

www.ssafa.org.ukForcesline 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.

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