What support is available for post-traumatic stress disorder?

Assist Trauma Care is a charity that offers help and support for individuals and charities affected by post-traumatic stress disorder. Their website has lots of information about PTSD.

Self-help books and CDs are available to help with PTSD through the ‘Books on Prescription’ service available at your local library.

Further information about post-traumatic stress can also be found online via Mind, Sane and The NHS Website.

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is about supporting men, particularly those aged 15-35. It’s about giving you a break, a way of getting things off your chest and sorting your head out. They provide a helpline (0800 58 58 58) and a website full of information, blogs and stories on issues relating to depression and suicide.

Combat Stress offers mental health support for Veterans. Helpline 0800 138 1619

Post-natal depression:

  • Life can offer face-to-face support and information or alternatively via their national helpline (0808 802 5433)
  • National Childbirth Trust can offer information and support on a local level through other parents who have gone through similar experiences, or alternatively the NCT has a national helpline (0300 330 0700) too
  • Further information about post-natal depression can also be found through The Birth Trauma Association (e-mail support available), The Association for Post-Natal Illness (helpline 0207 386 0868), Mind and The NHS website.

    For local NHS support and services see North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust