“Although my website was originally created for ex-servicemen & women who have served their country proud and are now suffering from PTSD, it has become very apparent over the past few years that anyone who suffers from PTSD can and have been gaining benefit from visiting and using the resources within it.”
Important Notice To Anyone Wanting One-To-One Support
“Due to continuing ill health and massive demand for my support I am no longer able to provide direct email one-to-one help or support. This is not a decision I have made lightly but after 12 years I can no longer do this all on my own. I will continue to fund this website through my war pension and run this now as an information and self-help website.”
If anyone desperately needs to talk to someone then please contact either of the following two organisations who have freephone confidential helplines:
- Combat Stress
- 0800 138 1619
- SSAFA Forces Help
- 0800 731 4880 – UK
- 0800 182 7395 – Germany
- 800 91065 – Cyprus
- # 6111 - Falkland Islands
- +44 (0)1980 630854 – Rest of World
- Royal British Legion
- 08457 725 725
- 0845 90 90 90 - UK
- 1850 60 90 90 - ROI
When I became ill there was no-one there for me, so I created this website, www.ptsd.org.uk. My aim is to get total recognition of PTSD and especially to provide (where I can) help and support for everyone who contacts me either through self-help or direct email support.
I hope that you will find the new layout and design easier to navigate? As always I am committed to helping and supporting as many of you as I can and if you feel you would like to leave a positive message for others then please fell free to do so in the guestbook.
How do I know if I am suffering from PTSD?
If you are an ex-serviceman or women and are suffering ill health due to any of the following, then I really want to help you.
Do you feel any of these apply to you:
- I was on active service during my career
- Northern Ireland?
- Bosnia, Kosavo?
- Gulf War 1 or 2?
- Falklands Conflict?
- or anywhere else?
- I was victimised during my service
- Bullied, Sexual Harassment
- Suffered Racial Abuse
- I have witnessed or experienced a major traumatic event
Are you suffering any of the following which might be related to the above:
- I suffer flash backs and nightmares?
- Since my service I now have a serious drink or drugs problem?
- I feel depressed, isolated, lonely and confused?
- I have tried to commit suicide because I just can not cope with my feelings?
- I am irritable, hyper alert and have sleep problems?
- I am angry with life?
- I feel I am the only one suffering like this and think I am going mad?
If you feel that you fit any or all of the above then please use my website to it’s full potential. Remember…
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a natural emotional reaction to a deeply shocking and disturbing experience. It is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation.
On the 1st December 2009 My Book “For Queen and Country, Then What?” was published.
You can read more by clicking here or the ‘Book Cover’ above.
I have tried to include as much information as I can to help people find the specific help that they need. Please click onto any of the links which you feel will help you the most.
“Unfortunately I do not provide a phone service from my website as because I am not a professional medical person or trained in that, I do not feel comfortable being in a one-to-one verbal situation as this I feel is a very specialist skill.
If you need to talk please use one of the above confidential helplines