trauma

The UK Trauma Council (UKTC) and three child bereavement charities have appealed for more awareness of traumatic bereavement, particularly in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. 

There have been more than 120,000 deaths in the UK due to the pandemic, with a large...

In this ‘whistle-stop’ tour of dissociation, Sinason offers a neat and surprising insight into trauma and dissociation. Having expected a run of the mill outline of dissociation, the short read of only 154 pages was, in fact, relevant, informative and thought-provoking....

Compassion is key to midwifery. Midwifery involves being able to be ‘with woman’ while those that she serves embark on their journey of pregnancy, birth and beyond. During pregnancy, during birth, and after birth, we know that the mother’s relaxation levels are important....

Events which expose children and young people to trauma, including Covid-19 and disasters such as the Grenfell Tower fire, can have a lasting impact on children and young people – exposing them to a greater risk of mental health problems in the future. A group of 22 experts...

As we emerge from lockdown and adapt to the ‘new normal’, we must recognise the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our psychological wellbeing and discuss ways to heal and move forward. This is all the more difficult as the pandemic has limited access to community and health...

How did you become involved in the Truth Project?
It feels pretty unusual to be a psychologist working in a public inquiry; the novelty and sense of opportunity still hasn’t worn off. I’m a clinical psychologist by trade, with a specialism in trauma. I...

On the 21st November I attended the excellent and thought-provoking event Trauma-Informed Care in Forensic and Prison Mental Health Services by the Quality Network for Prison and Forensic Mental Health Services at the Royal College of Psychiatry. This was a hugely...

Forensic psychologists have been aware for many years that the people we seek to help tend to come from economically deprived areas. Offending behaviour is often rooted in violent, marginalised and socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Life circumstances can breed complex...

Crisis and disaster situations are often traumatic – of that there can be no doubt. The existence of ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’ (PTSD), although initially controversial on its inclusion in the major diagnostic manuals (DSM-III in 1980, and ICD-10 in 1992), has gained...

We bring you our archive content on the role of psychology in war, including interviews, reports and articles.

Psychology and the great war, 1914-1918
Ben...