Swindon Trauma Group
Swindon Trauma Group


     Running for Parliament and STG!

STG members are delighted that Sarah Church, Labour Candidate for South Swindon, ran the Swindon Half Marathon for STG on Sunday 3 September 2017 in 1 hour 51 minutes and 46 seconds. The money raised so far is over £300.

This will go towards a Mental Health First Aid course run by Doctor Richard Castle.

    The plan is to run the course in 2018 at a venue yet to be decided.

    For those wishing to donate please click here

New Presentation Announced for STG 8th Annual Conference

Doctor Richard Castle , Policy Director Grenfell Hope Project and UK advisor for the Innovation for the Wellbeing Foundation, Bangladesh will be giving the presentation “Listen, Reassure and Respond -The Aftermath of the Grenfell Tower Fire”.

See below for details of the conference.

STG 8th Annual Conference

Addressing Historical and Contemorary Concepts for Treatment of 

Post-Traumatic-Stress (PTS) and Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD)

On Friday 6 October 2017, Swindon Trauma Group (STG) will be holding our 8th Annual Conference at the Swindon Marriott Hotel.

The author, David Kinchin describes PTS and PTSD as the “Invisible Injuries”. Frank Parkinson, whose new book was out this July, and Professor Gordon Turnbull both refer to the ancient Greek author Herodotus writing in the 5th century BC, who mentions the devastating reactions of some soldiers to war and combat. The word ‘trauma’ comes from a Greek word meaning to ‘hurt’ or ‘wound’ but could also mean to ‘pierce’ or ‘puncture’.

The STG conference will address and consider if there are various areas for treatment and debriefing for PTS and PTSD including support for survivors and carers.

Presenting at the Conference will be Doctor Richard Castle, Caroline Purvey who is running a local workshop on  Saturday 7th October (further information at www.treuk.com), Justin Havens, Leon Flower, Dick Robinson, Jane Cordell, Consultant Psychiatrist Walter Busuttil and army veteran Olly Church. There is also an evening dinner in the hotel restaurant and special rates if attendees book in advance by visa for those who want to stay overnight on the Friday evening. 

Click here for full details


Video by Justin Havens

STG presenter Justin has produced a video to help those affected by traumatic events, especially with disturbed sleep.

Click here to watch the video : Psychological Support for Manchester



Swindon Trauma Group 3rd Annual Draw at Swindon Basepoint

Friday 10 March 2017

The draw at Basepoint was very successful in which £155-00 was raised including donations.

Members of STG would like to thank Swindon Basepoint for their support particularly Sandra who kept members and visitors well supplied with tea, coffee, biscuits and very nice mini cakes. We had a number of visitors including a lady from Bridgwater which STG members much appreciated.

Also a thank you to the sponsors who were:

Basepoint Swindon

Swindon Marriott Hotel

Lydiard Park Conference Centre

Asda West Swindon

Cineworld Shaw Ridge Swindon

Tesco’s Express Shaw Shops Swindon

 Coffee#1 Canal Walk Swindon

Swindon Trauma Group

The money raised will help with running of STG’s activities including day to day running of group and planning for the 8th Annual Conference at the Swindon Marriott Hotel on Friday 6 October 2017

ROb and Dick manning the STG information stand at ASDA West Swindon Dick and Rob on duty at our information stand at ASDA West Swindon


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Site Updated: 30 September 2017

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