Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, throughout the past year, some of the information provided in the Gateway website may be outdated or changed. We are trying to resolve this for all organisations; apologies if you have been affected.

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