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Helplines in Scotland.

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LGBTQ+

LGBT Helpline Scotland offers free and confidential support over phone and online chat. We are here to help the LGBTQ+...


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Youth

Breathing Space Scotland is a free, confidential, phone and webchat service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16...


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Have symptoms of trauma and PTSD? Contacting a hotline in Scotland can help

It is never easy to deal with traumatic experiences and resulting PTSD symptoms. There are 2 in Scotland that can help you begin your healing journey. Although each person’s experience of trauma and PTSD is unique, there are some common symptoms which include:

  • Frequent nightmares and disturbed sleep patterns
  • Being jumpy or easily startled
  • Physical sensations such as pain, trembling, sweating or nausea
  • Feeling on edge and finding it difficult to relax
  • Being easily angered or upset
  • A sensation of emotional numbness
  • Repetitive and disturbing images and sensations
  • Self-harming or destructive behaviour

These feelings are a completely normal response to traumatic experiences. Trauma leaves an imprint on our lives that can profoundly affect our emotional wellbeing.

The symptoms of trauma and PTSD can become overwhelming. Assistance is available in Scotland to help you unpack your experiences and begin making sense of them. You can feel seen, heard and understood through compassionate listening and support.

If you feel like you might need support with trauma and PTSD, try reaching out to a hotline in Scotland. It's free and confidential.


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