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Sexual Assault Support Service Canterbury (SASSC) is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information...


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ReachOut offers 24/7, free and confidential support over phone and text message (SMS). We exist to help everyone in Canterbury,...


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Warmline - Canterbury & West Coast provides free and confidential support and information over phone. We help everyone in...


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Have symptoms of trauma and PTSD? Contacting a hotline in Canterbury, New Zealand can help

It is never easy to deal with traumatic experiences and resulting PTSD symptoms. There are 3 in Canterbury, New Zealand 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:

  • Experiencing 'hypervigilance' or extreme alertness
  • Being unable to remember details of the traumatic event
  • A sensation of emotional numbness
  • Being jumpy or easily startled
  • Overwhelming negative emotions such as guilt, shame, sadness and anxiety
  • Having uncontrollable angry outbursts that might not make sense to you
  • Physical sensations such as pain, trembling, sweating or nausea
  • Flashbacks of a traumatic event

If you have any of these symptoms, reach out for help – you don’t have to be alone in your struggle. There is hope on the horizon and people who understand what you are going through.

Even though going through trauma and PTSD can feel very isolating and scary, there are people in Canterbury, New Zealand who are here to help. Sharing how you feel is the first step towards recovery. You don’t have to face your fears alone.

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


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