Traumatic Stress Service Useful Links

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    Useful Links
    ex-services mental welfare society
    for ex-servicemen and women
    for better mental health 
    the website for the United States Department of Veteran Affairs – National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    the website for the international society for traumatic stress studies
    the website for the European society for traumatic stress studies
    the website for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

    The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture 
    The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture is a human rights organisation providing psychotherapeutic, advocacy and other services as well as practical assistance to victims of political violence.
    Useful information about links between trauma, nightmares and sleep difficulties.
    The Centre for Trauma, Resilience, and Growth brings together the Trauma Service situated within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
    Link to the birth trauma association which aims to support all women who have had a traumatic birth experience.
    The Tim Parry and Johnathon Ball Foundation for Peace - an educational charity which aims to help better understand conflict and by so doing to reduce or eliminate violence from conflict situations affecting them.
    Patient Opinion is a national website recently launched to enable service users and their carers to share their stories about the care and support they have had from Lancashire Care and other Mental Health Trusts. The website also allows NHS patients to view other patients' experiences making it easy to compare or research services they may be due to access.
    Big White Wall is an online, 24/7, anonymous, mental wellbeing support service.
    Lists the current Traumatic Stress Services in the UK.
    The website holds a many pages of advice, guidance and links to organisations that help veterans.

    Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds 

    A free and confidential service designed to help equip Veterans and Armed Forces families with the tools to manage and overcome the everyday challenges of living with excessive worry, 
    low mood and stress. The service is easily accessible as support can be accessed via phone, Skype or face to face (in Catterick and Tidworth). The team also welcomes calls from those who are worried about a loved one they think may benefit from this service. For more information, please contact Help for Heroes on 0808 2020 144 or email
    The first point of contact for veterans seeking support - we put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.