If you’re living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), you’re not alone. PTSD symptoms can develop in anyone who has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, such as an accident, natural disaster, military combat, violence, or abuse.
When you have PTSD, it can feel like you’re stuck in a nightmare. You may relive the trauma over and over again. You may feel irritable, have trouble sleeping, or be easily startled. You might avoid places or things that remind you of the trauma. You may feel numb, disconnected from others, and unable to enjoy life like you used to. These symptoms can make it hard to continue with your day-to-day activities.
But with treatment and support, you can get your life back on track. If you’re in the Crewe area, Sole Survivor can provide you with the PTSD support and care you need to start healing.
How Do I Know If I Have PTSD?
PTSD manifests itself differently for everyone, so it can be difficult to know if you’re living with the condition. That said, there are some common symptoms that may be a sign that you need PTSD support:
- Re-experiencing the trauma: You may have flashbacks, nightmares, or intrusive thoughts about the traumatic event. You may feel like you’re going through the trauma all over again.
- Avoidance: You may try to avoid anything that reminds you of the trauma. This may include people, places, thoughts, or activities.
- Adverse changes in thinking and mood: You may have negative beliefs about yourself or the world. You may feel hopelessness, guilt, or shame. You may lose interest in activities you once enjoyed.
- Changes in physical and emotional reactions: You may be easily startled or have trouble sleeping. You may feel tense, on edge, or irritable. You may also have angry outbursts.
PTSD Support Options Crewe
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, PTSD support is available to you.
Sole Survivor is here to help you through your PTSD journey. We offer various services, including peer support group meetings, active listening, and one-on-one support sessions. We also have self-help resources available to help you cope with PTSD symptoms and manage your day-to-day life.
Our peer support meetings take place in Birkenhead and Bootle, both well served by transport connections from Crewe. We only host weekly online Zoom support sessions for those of you who can’t travel or would prefer a virtual support option.
Lastly, we also have a broad spectrum of online resources and self-help options available on our website. These can help you learn more about PTSD, understand your symptoms, and develop healthy coping mechanisms.
What Do I Need to Receive PTSD Support from Sole Survivor?
The first thing to make clear is that you do not need an official diagnosis of PTSD. We know just how challenging a visit to the GP can be, so we do not require any formal PTSD diagnosis.
If you’re interested in PTSD support from Sole Survivor, all you need to do is get in touch with us. You will need a completed online referral form, which will be processed by one of our team members before they reach out to you to discuss the most appropriate PTSD support options for you.
You can find the referral form on our website, or you can contact us directly to request one.
Speak to Sole Survivor Today to Receive PTSD Support in Crewe
Our mission at Sole Survivor is to provide PTSD support that meets your individual needs. We understand how PTSD can impact every aspect of your life, and we’re here to help you through it.
If you’re interested in PTSD support from Sole Survivor and based in Crewe, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We would be more than happy to discuss our support services with you and answer any questions you may have.