Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects people from all walks of life. It doesn’t matter who you are; anyone can witness or become caught up in a traumatic event that triggers PTSD symptoms. At Sole Survivor, we are here to help you through your PTSD journey and offer support in any way we can.
We offer a range of services, including one-to-one support and peer support meetings in the Wirral area for those suffering directly or indirectly from PTSD.
Who Can be Affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
In short, anyone. Traumatic events and situations do not discriminate. While the condition is associated with those who have spent time in active combat zones (as either military personnel or a civilian), the truth is a broad spectrum of circumstances can trigger the condition.
Traumatic pregnancies, witnessing a violent crime, or being involved in a road traffic collision are all just as likely to trigger symptoms associated with PTSD. Whether you are a civilian or a veteran, our mission is to help as many people as possible.
PTSD can be an incredibly isolating condition, and we want to do everything we can to break down those barriers and offer help and support. We know that PTSD rarely just affects the survivor, especially in tight-knit family environments. That’s why we also invite close relatives to participate in our PTSD support sessions.
What Support Does Sole Survivor Offer Those Suffering with PTSD?
We primarily help our referrals with peer support meetings, which act as a safe and judgement-free space for those struggling with this condition to share their experiences with others in a similar situation. PTSD can make it incredibly difficult to trust people, but we hope that by providing this service, we can help our PTSD survivors take their first steps on the road to recovery.
We also offer one-to-one PTSD support for those who would prefer not to share their experiences with a group through our active listening service or via face-to-face (or virtual) meetings.
Our team members are all qualified to a CPCAB CST-L3 level, with most studying either higher education counselling certifications or degree-level courses on the subject. We also boast psychotherapists and stress management experts who are available individually by appointment.
What is Required to Receive Wirral-Based PTSD Support from Sole Survivor?
Before attending one-on-one support or peer group meetings, we need a completed referral form. Once received, we can then review the information provided and contact you directly regarding arranging the support you need.
We also deliver a range of self-help guides and advice for those struggling with PTSD, stress, and. They include several options, such as breathing and relaxation exercises to help you manage your symptoms on your own terms.
Where are Wirral PTSD Support Meetings?
We host our meetings in the Wirral MIND building, located on Chester Street in Birkenhead. Our various support groups are run Tuesdays to Thursdays, with PTSD sessions taking place at the following times:
Wednesday – PTSD Online UK-wide 2.00 – 3.00 p.m.
Thursday Morning – PTSD Peer Support 11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Thursday Evening – PTSD Peer Support 6.00 – 7.30 p.m.
If you can come to the Wirral MIND building during the week, we can walk you around and give you a tour, so you are comfortable with the surroundings. It’s close to several bus routes and just a five-minute walk from Hamilton Square Station.
Contact Sole Survivor Today to Get the Help and Support You Need
Remember, these contact avenues are if you want to talk about PTSD support packages. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Wirral NHS Mental Health Crisis Team on 0800 145 6485.
For more information on starting your journey towards recovery, please fill out our online contact form, and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.