trauma

On 27 August 1979, off the west coast of Ireland on a lovely sunny morning, a small boat, Shadow V, was blown to pieces by a 5lb gelignite bomb placed under the deck and activated by remote control by members of the IRA. Lord Mountbatten was at the helm. Also on board were...

To explain why soldiers returning from recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and experience difficulties reintegrating in civilian life, Sebastian Junger, the American journalist and war correspondent, sets up...

The declaration of war in September 1939 exposed civilians in Britain not only to the prospect of an invasion but also to the threat of chemical weapons. Planners believed that Germany would conduct an intense aerial campaign, dropping not only incendiaries but also bombs...

A charity that supports hostages and their families has put out a call for psychologists, who are experienced in working with trauma, to join their network of volunteer therapists. Director of Hostage UK, Rachel Briggs OBE (pictured), spoke to us about an increasing need for...

A new BBC Radio 4 documentary is in production, and they are looking for help from the psychology community. ‘The Science of Resilience’, presented by Sian Williams, will explore the ...

Noreen Tehrani, the Chair Elect of the British Psychological Society’s Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Psychology Section (launched just over a year ago) is passionate about making sure that people and organisations exposed to traumatic events get the best possible guidance,...

The day began, as the best student-focused events do, with a promise to explain why psychology is the best job you can possibly do. Dr Fiona Fylan (Brainbox Research) outlined a problem of real significance – the thousands of people dying on British roads each year – and then...

A psychologist will launch a new programme of joint research projects with the aim of creating interventions to help children whose mental health has been ravaged by the effects of war. The devastating trauma that can affect young minds has been the subject of extensive...

Jemma, I’m visiting Rwanda for the first time and it’s an incredible experience. How did you come to be in Rwanda?

Rwanda is an amazing country and has come so far in the 21 years since the genocide. I trained as a Clinical Psychologist at University...

The potential role of using computer games (Tetris) in preventing intrusive memories after traumatic events will be subject of a BPS-supported talk at the British Science Festival in Bradford. The work of Professor Emily Holmes and her team, at the Medical Research Council...