When my good friend (Tim Beckett) said that he wanted to do a video about his PTSD on our Elixir Health channel. I said, are you sure?
His exact words were, If this helps one person, then I will have achieved something.
So here goes, lets hope this helps someone. If you recognise some of the behaviour and symptoms discussed in this video, or you know someone who is? Then this video can provide some help and support.
There is a way out!
Below are a list of people and contacts who are professionally qualified to help you at your time of need. Or, reach out to a friend or family member. Or come in store and we can put you in the right direction.
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts. www.samaritans.org 116 123 (free to call from within the UK and Ireland), 24 hours a day Email: firstname.lastname@example.org They also know have an app that you can download.
Mind offers advice, support and information to people experiencing a mental health difficulty and their family and friends. Mind also has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.
Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays).
InfoLine: 0300 123 3393 to call, or text 86463
PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They support young people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, as well as people concerned about someone else.
Helpline: 0800 068 4141
Open 9am-12am every day of the year.
Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm)
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
A helpline for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.
Helpline for men: 0800 58 58 58
Webchat: www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/ 5pm to midnight, every day of the year
SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.
Support Forum: www.sane.org.uk
Saneline: 07984 967 708 leave a message with your first name and contact number and someone will call you back as soon as possible.
Or email them at Support@sane.org.uk.
💚💚💚 The Invictus Trust – Cornwall
The Invictus Trust is a small charity which aims to support and offer services to local teenagers who are suffering from poor mental health and associated issues.
Man Down – Cornwall.
Man down is a Cornwall based group offering a safe space to meet the current emotional and mental health needs of men who are struggling to cope with the everyday pressures facing them in our modern society.
Over thirty-five years ago Refuge set up the world’s first refuge for women and children escaping domestic violence. Since then, Refuge has grown to become the largest provider of emergency accommodation and emotional and practical support to women and children in the country and the leading voice in the campaign to end domestic violence.
Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)
Women’s Aid Federation of England
For women who are experiencing or have experienced physical, mental, sexual or domestic violence or abuse.
Offers advice, support and crisis intervention to abused women.
85258 Free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Their trained volunteers are there for you 24/7 to listen and support you to get to a calmer and safe place.
Shout is a free, confidential, anonymous service for anyone in the UK. It won’t appear on your phone bill.
To start a conversation, text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258.
PTSD UK –
PTSD UK website has lots of information about PTSD to arm you with the knowledge and details you need to understand the condition, be able to explain it to your friends and family better and, ultimately, to help guide you to the support and treatment you may need.