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 and they also run a helpline (01788 560 800) for emotional support.

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 through Mental Health Directory, Mind, Sane and NHS Choices.

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. If you’re going through a tough time and live on Merseyside then they could help you get back to enjoying your life. They provide a helpline (0800 58 58 58) and a website full of information, blogs and stories on issues relating to depression and suicide.

Post-natal depression

  • Life can offer face-to-face support and information or alternatively via their national helpline (0800915 4600)
  • 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 020 7386 0868), Mind and NHS Choices.