helpline: 0844 477 5774 (Monday–Friday 9.30am–5.30pm)
Support, help and information for those with anxiety disorders including PTSD.
ASSIST trauma care
helpline: 0178 856 0800
Information and specialist help for people with PTSD and anyone supporting them.
Birth Trauma Association
Support for anyone affected by birth trauma, including partners.
helpline: 0800 1381 619 (24 hours)
Treatment and support for British Armed Forces Veterans who have mental health problems.
Information and support for people affected by major disasters in the UK and overseas.
EMDR UK & Ireland
The professional association of EMDR clinicians and researchers in the UK and Ireland. Provides extensive information about EMDR.
A supportive online community which provides online peer support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Freedom from Torture
Provides direct clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in the UK. Has access to interpreters.
HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)
Information for adults who were abused in childhood, including an online support forum.
helpline: 0808 802 0808
Telephone counselling, support and information for survivors of sexual abuse and anyone supporting them.
Free online self-help guide from the NHS which includes some self-help resources for PTSD.
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
0808 801 0331 (freephone, Monday–Thursday 10am–9pm and Friday 10am–6pm)
Support for adult survivors of any type of childhood abuse, including local support groups.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Information and clinical guidelines on recommended treatments for different conditions, including PTSD.
Provides information on PTSD and complex PTSD, including local talk therapy services.
0300 302 0551
Helps veterans, reservists and their families with trauma and distress.
Helpline: 08454 500 355 (Monday–Friday 9am–5pm)
Information and support for those seriously injured by road crash and bereaved families.
The Survivors Trust
0178 855 0554
Lists local specialist services for survivors of sexual violence, including advocates and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs).
0808 168 9111
An independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. Provides emotional and practical help to enable people to cope and recover from the effects of crime.
This information was published in May 2017. We will revise it in 2020.