Updated patient resources

Read our latest information resources on PTSD and coping after a traumatic event.

The College’s latest mental health information resources on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and coping after a traumatic event were written by Professor Neil Greenberg and produced by the Public Engagement Editorial Board (PEEB).

Our resource on coping after a traumatic event covers:

  • what traumatic events are, and why they are so shocking
  • how to cope after a traumatic event and help available
  • how to support someone you know who has been through a traumatic event
  • how to support an employee who has experienced a traumatic event.

Our resource on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) covers:

  • what PTSD is and what causes it
  • why it might be more likely to happen in some situations or in certain people
  • how and when PTSD can start to present, and challenges with diagnosis
  • the treatments available, which are most effective and when someone should be offered them
  • how to support yourself or someone you know
  • information about complex PTSD and PTSD in children.

About these resources

These resources were reviewed by the charity PTSD UK, who kindly offered a patient and carer perspective.

Take a look at these resources and explore our other mental health information for patients and carers on our website.

Our information is split between problems and disorders and support, care and treatment. We also have information resources for young people and children.

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