Explains what trauma is and how it affects your mental health, including how you can help yourself, what treatments are available and how to overcome barriers to getting the right support. Also includes tips for people who want to support someone who has gone through trauma.
Information and specialist help for people who've experienced trauma or are supporting someone who has.
Information about cognitive analytic therapy, including a list of accredited therapists.
Professional body for talking therapy and counselling. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.
Information about body-focused approaches to therapy.
Professional association of EMDR clinicians and researchers in the UK and Ireland. Provides extensive information about EMDR.
Support and information for people with complex dissociative disorders and their family and friends.
Publishes information on recovery colleges, including a searchable list of providers.
Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.
Independent, service-user-led charity for people with experience of mental health issues. Provides information, networking opportunities and peer support.
116 123 (freephone)
Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some Samaritans branches in person. Samaritans also have a Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).
Information about sensorimotor psychotherapy, including a directory of therapists.
Information about somatic experiencing, including a directory of therapists.
Supports people with mental health problems, including through peer support.
Forum for professionals to share ideas and knowledge about trauma, including a list of dedicated NHS and private trauma services in the UK.
This information was published in January 2020. We will revise it in 2022.
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