All Personal trauma articles

  • man sat on sofa with hands clasped listening to a friend
    Guidance

    Suicide prevention conversation – Mark and Simone

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    Knowing what to say to someone who is suicidal can be difficult but we’ve made it easier with this short video. 

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    Suicide prevention conversation – Zara and Rafiq

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    Knowing what to say to someone who is suicidal can be difficult but we’ve made it easier with this short video. 

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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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    Self-care – things you can do to stay well when supporting others

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    Supporting others can be emotionally demanding, especially if you’re not feeling in a good place yourself. It’s really important to put your own wellbeing first and look after yourself on a daily basis, especially if you’re helping someone who is feeling vulnerable. (10/11)

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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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    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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    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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    Supporting someone who is feeling suicidal

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    Kindness isn’t rocket science, it’s rocket fuel. Compassion and kindness go a long way in helping someone to make the decision to stay alive and we all have it in us to make a real difference. Here are some ways that you can help someone who feels that they’ve run out of options. (6/11)

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    Coping with traumatic events

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    A traumatic event is defined as any incident which causes someone to suffer physical, emotional or psychological harm. Whether it happens to you directly, or you witness a traumatic event, the effects can be long-lasting without the right kind of support.

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    Managing violence in stores

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    There will be times during our careers when we’re required to deal with an unhappy or aggressive customer. On occasion these interactions will result in violence against you or one of your colleagues. Learn how you can manage the risks.

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    Understanding common responses to an incident

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    A critical incident can be any situation in which you experience either a threat to your own life or physical safety, or have been affected by the death or injury of another. Learn about the common responses you may go through.

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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 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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    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 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.