Personal trauma

A personal trauma of any kind can disrupt our stability and affect us both at work and home. Healing takes time and effort, but with the right help, we can build resilience and recover to our previous level of wellbeing.

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    Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder

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    A traumatic event can cause anyone to feel anxious, scared and distressed. It’s estimated that one in three people who have been exposed to a traumatic event will go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or complex-post traumatic stress disorder (c-PTSD). 

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    Understanding domestic abuse

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    Anyone can experience abuse by their partner. Learn about the types of domestic abuse that occur, the signs to look out for and where you can find support. Telling someone that you need help could save your life.

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    Dealing with domestic abuse during COVID-19

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    Whether you’re experiencing abuse from your partner for the first time, or you’ve been living with abuse for many years, it’s important to know that you’re not alone, and help is available.

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    How to stop using abuse in your relationship

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    It can be very difficult for someone to accept that their behaviour is causing another person harm, but one can’t change what one doesn’t acknowledge. Find out about the help that is available.

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    Leaving an abusive relationship

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    No one deserves to be abused and there are many reasons why people stay in abusive relationships. Despite the barriers, people do leave safely and go on to recover from their experiences with the right kind of support.

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    Understanding date rape

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    Whether a rape has been committed by a stranger or someone you know, it is a crime. It’s important to learn about the myths and how to keep yourself safe. 

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    Common questions about suicide in the retail sector

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    Knowing what to do in certain situations can be difficult, especially if you’ve never encountered them before. This article addresses some of the more common scenarios involving colleagues who are feeling suicidal and offers sound advice on what to do should you encounter them. (7/11)

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    How are people supported by suicide-prevention professionals?

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    It can be distressing not to know how someone you’ve supported will be helped once they engage with healthcare professionals who become responsible for their care, but it’s important to recognise that these specialists are best placed to provide a safe space to someone who is suicidal. This article looks at how healthcare professionals support people in crisis. (8/11)

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    Suicide prevention services in the UK and ROI

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    Knowing where to access help is a vital part of supporting someone who is feeling suicidal. Here is an overview of national orgainsations who are there to help. (9/11)

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    Suicide awareness: a story of hope

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    This extract from ‘The Female Mind: A User’s Guide’ explores the role of hope in helping someone to make the decision to live. Hope cannot be underestimated, and it’s easier to inspire than you might think. (11/11)

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