Trauma and Mental Health

“..for the majority of people, deep shock and trauma do not heal of their own accord and they don’t fade naturally; if trauma is ignored, time will compress it, solidifying it, layer after layer. Though the circumstances may differ, the symptoms of trauma tend to follow a common trajectory..”

R.Martin on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) taken from an anthology 

’24 Stories of Hope For Survivors of the Grenfell Tower Fire’ Kathy Burke 2018

There is an increasing body of evidence that shows many mental health conditions are rooted in trauma. This can be historic childhood abuse, bullying or a recent traumatic event such as a car accident. But how easy is it to identify and treat trauma related conditions? What is currently available as part of our NHS service and what more needs to be done?

These are questions that Mental Health- Time for Action are attempting to address and is a key part of the ongoing petition to Theresa May:

Petition Link

During our conference in May we heard from Cath Wakeman OBE who is a Trauma Practitioner and Director of the charity  Imara





We also ran a break out session about Trauma and linked by Skype with Penny Parks who described the therapy she formulated ‘Parks Inner Child Therapy’ (PICT)  Penny Parks

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