PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness

  • Duration: 4 hours

This course is designed to take the learner through an understanding of PTSD. This course will help someone that is trying to cope with PTSD, give advice, and areas how they can get help, and can also be used by people that live with someone with PTSD, or professionals.  The course looks at possible causes and risks associated with PTSD.  It will help you discover how PTSD can be assessed and treated along with ways in which a person can help their own recovery and current support groups in the UK. We will discuss different methods of treatment and help out there, and most of all it is designed to give the reader confidence to ask for help and support. Knowing what they need to ask for.


Contents

Module 1 – Understanding PTSD

  • Introduction – What is PTSD?
  • What is Complex PTSD?
  • How Does PTSD Start?
  • What dose PTSD feel like?
  • Why are Traumatic events so shocking?
  • Examples of Traumatic Events?
  • Does everyone get PTSD after a traumatic event?
  • What makes PTSD worse?
  • What risks are associated with PTSD?
  • What’s the difference between stress and PTSD?
  • Why does PTSD happen?

Module 2 – Diagnosing & Assessments

  • Why PTSD is often not recognised?
  • How can I tell if I have PTSD?
  • Principles of Care
  • Medical Assessment for PTSD
  • What are treatments for PTSD
  • Accessing Treatment
  • The Rewind Technique

Module 3 – Healing & The future

  • Getting better
  • Self-help for PTSD
  • How do I know when I’ve got over a traumatic experience?
  • Becoming independent

Module 4 – Help

  • Further Help
  • Information for friends, relatives and colleagues
  • Conclusion
  • Useful LINKS
  • References

References

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/problems-disorders/post-traumatic-stress-disorder

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng116

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/p/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

https://bjgp.org/content/54/508/843

https://www.england.nhs.uk/news/?filter-keyword=ptsd&filter-category=&filter-date-from=&filter-date-to=

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/how-to-access-mental-health-services/

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/work-life-support/your-wellbeing/sources-of-support

https://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/post-traumatic-stress-disorder#content=view-node%3Anodes-assessment-and-coordination-of-care

https://www.psych.ox.ac.uk/@@search?SearchableText=PTSD

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anxiety-and-panic-attacks/about-anxiety/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyvCZssHK4gIVQbTtCh2S0A7vEAAYAyAAEgKrhvD_BwE#.XPOaZk2ouUk

https://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/resources/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-example

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gec/studies/ptsd.html

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gec/studies/ptsd.html

https://at-ease.dva.gov.au/resources/case-studies/case-study-posttraumatic-stress-disorder


Statement

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO AID PEOPLE WITH AN AWARENESS, AND CANNOT BE USED AS A DIAGNOSIS TOOL. IT IS DESIGNED TO GUIDE PEOPLE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF PTSD, AND GIVE THEM CONFIDENCE TO SEEK HELP. MEDICAL ADVICE SHOULD BE SOUGHT OUT AT ALL TIMES.***


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