Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
If you live in Gloucestershire or Herefordshire and PTSD is affecting your everyday life, we can help. Find out more about the services we offer below.
What is post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.
If your mood is affecting your daily life, you should seek help as soon as possible.
Let’s talk can help
Let’s Talk is our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service. We offer guidance, courses and talking therapies that give you the skills and techniques to manage difficult days, lift your mood and improve your overall wellbeing.
It is a free service and is there to listen, help and suggest the best way forward for you.
Access Let’s Talk
You can refer yourself to Let’s Talk by calling 0800 073 2200, or you can ask you GP to refer you.
For more information about the support available, please visit the Let's Talk website.
How we may help, and some of the treatments on offer.
The main treatments for PTSD include psychotherapy and medication. The exact treatment plan will be tailored to your individual needs.
Find out more about treatment options for PTSD on the NHS Choices website.
Our teams and services
Where to find us, and which services can help you.
Information for professionals
Notes on services, contacts and treatments for healthcare professionals.
Let's Talk is our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service for patients registered with a GP in Gloucestershire.
Patients are able to self-refer; however Primary Health Care Professionals can refer patients to our service on their behalf.
Find out more about referring a patient to Let's Talk on our dedicated website
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