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.
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. See link for comprehensive list of UK trauma services.
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 (PostTraumatic 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 service for the military community and their families who are seeking help and advice for mental health issues.
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 (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association Forces Help)
Forces Line: 0800 731 4880 (The Forces Line is completely independent of the military chain of command and our service is totally confidential.)
SSAFA Forces Help has been serving the Armed Forces and their families for well over a 100 years and their work is as vital today as it has ever been. Continually evolving support services are driven by the current needs of the Service community. They are particularly relevant in today's high pressure military environment. SSAFA’s services reflect the financial, practical and emotional issues people face today and they are freely available to virtually everybody with a Service connection.
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
Telephone: 07586 576889 or 07825 296712 or 01252 913021
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.
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.