The Swindon Trauma Group has had many requests for voluntary groups and organisations to be added to our links page particularly from the USA with organisations dealing with addictions particularly interested
www.rehab4addiction.co.uk offers a free helpline dedicated to helping those suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health issues in Wiltshire, England. Rehab 4 was founded in 2011 by people who overcame drug and alcohol addiction themselves. You can contact Rehab Addiction on 0800 140 4690. This site offers comprehensive excellent information for people who need help to combat addiction from centres all over the United Kingdom
Rehabnet.com National Council on Senior Drugs and Alcohol Rehab. A most interesting organisation and website based in Washington DC USA. This group cares for senior citizens of America who are struggling with addiction.
Their mission as a non profit organisation is to educate and provide assistance to seniors suffering with addiction, as well as care givers and family members with concerns. The group's aim is to effectively halt the growing silent epidemic of senior addiction. The organisation offers a variety of programmes to treat addiction. The website is colourful and informative yet has impact. Please see rehabnet.com/about-us or the contact number for the USA is 877-888-0552
Psychological Support for Manchester A short video by Justin Havens to help those affected by the events in Manchester, especially with disturbed sleep.
www.CassioburyCourt.com Cassiobury Court is a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Unit based in Watford just north west of London. Offers free help and advice for Veterans who suffer with addiction and mental health problems. Click here for details. It has very picturesque gardens where patients can relax. There is also another treatment centre in Blackpool.
www.householdquotes.co.uk/help-for-veterans A part of Household Quotes site. That contains an impressive amount of information on how to get help service personal on their transition back to civilian life covering housing and financial help, employment, support, and much more.
www.rehab4alcoholism.com Alcohol Rehabilitation is a Rehab for alcoholism site which provides independent advice for those seeking Alcohol Rehabilitation. The organisation offers a variety of treatment programmes including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy throughout the United Kingdom and abroad.
www.RXDangers.com In 2013, the Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota, USA found that nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug each month. The majority of medications are safe for consumption, but we at Rx Dangers believe in educating the public about the thousands of prescriptions and over-the -counter medications, many of which have potential serious side effects. Our easy to navigate online database is constantly being updated with drug recall news, and provides comprehensive, unbiased information about the serious side effects, complications, and interactions of commonly prescribed drugs.
www.DrugDangers.com - USA charity developed to educate the public and lend a hand to people affected by defective drugs and medical devices. Topical in the UK at the moment with all the news about Larium.
www.DrugRehab.com - An international website resource developed to provide information and advice related to substance abuse and addiction. Has an excellent resource on PTSD and dual diagnosis
www.swindon1055.com - Swindon's Community Radio Station - Daring to be Different...
www.swindonarmedforcesday.co.uk - Swindon Armed Forces Day
www.lipspeaking.co.uk - The Association of Lipspeakers (ALS) is the professional body that represents lipspeakers. A lipspeaker is a hearing person who has been professionally trained to be easy to lipread. We aim to promote lipspeaking and its good practice and encourage the further development of lipspeaking as a communication service.
www.counselling-directory.org.uk - Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events.
www.NGVFA.org.uk - National Gulf Veterans and Families Association
www.L4LSwindon.co.uk - Learning for Life
www.nrah.co.uk - The British National Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists
www.wscf.org.uk - The Community Foundation for Wiltshire & Swindon
www.forcesline.org.uk - The Forcesline website
Swindon Guide Dogs - Swindon Guide Dog group facebook page (Sue Mead, a Guide Dog Owner, helps to maintain the STG website)
www.blindveterans.org.uk - Blind Veterans UK (St Dunstans) - Telephone number: (020) 7723 5021
www.BritishLegion.org.uk - Royal British Legion -
Local Contact: Kerry Webster, Case Officer Somerset and Wiltshire, telephone (07551)138397, email: KWebster@britishlegion.org.uk
www.houndsforheroes.com - “Together we can” - Telephone number: (01730) 823118
(Hounds for Heroes is Drove Veterinary Hospital, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire charity of the year. Please see www.drovevets.co.uk or phone Jane Carter on (01793) 501480 )
www.ssafa.org.uk - SSAFA Forces Help - Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Telephone Number (020) 7403 8783
shvflp.webplus.net - Surrey Heath Veterans & Families – Listening Project
Tedworth House - (01980) 844200 - Support Hub for Veterans and serving members of the Armed Services - 0900 to 1700 hrs Monday to Friday. The support hub is based in the stunning, beautiful grounds and location at the Tidworth Garrison in Wiltshire.
www.rafa.org.uk - The Royal Airforce Association - Freephone (0800)0182361
www.uk-sobs.org.uk - Survivors of
Bereavement by Suicide (previously known as SOBS)
Local Swindon Branch - contact details: Jacqueline (07543)242332
Support group meets 3rd Thursday of each month
National Helpline 0900-2100 hrs daily - (0844) 5616855
www.soldierscharity.org - ABF The soldiers Charity - for soldiers for life - Local contact (01392)
National Helpline (0845)241 4820
Hypnotherapy Directory PTSD page - Telephone number (01276)301241 - Excellent coverage on the Invisible Injuries Post Traumatic Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Forces in Mind
Trust - The Forces in Mind Trust provides UK-wide support and advocacy for Service personnel, veterans and their families to make a successful transition back to civilian
South West Veterans -
The purpose of the service is to make it easier for you as a veteran, or a relative or close friend of a veteran, to get the best advice and support on your mental health. We understand that
talking about this isn’t always easy but by doing so you will be taking a step in the right direction. Telephone 0300 555 0112. e-mail SWVeterans@awp.nhs.uk
Quit Day: Veterans and Smoking - ending the War on Veterans Health. The quality of life of US veterans decreases due to smoking. Quit Day and the website campaigns to end endemic smoking in the US Forces which costs £1.6 Billion annually with smoke related illnesses. Please also see the American Lung Association www.lung.org
QuitSmoking.org gives you easy access to the best resources for quitting smoking all in one place. It’s where you should look every day for the latest news as well as basic information about smoking and tobacco, especially information that will help you quit smoking.
SuperBetter.com When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. SuperBetter increases resilience - the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of difficult obstacles. Playing SuperBetter makes you more capable of getting through any tough situation—and more likely to achieve the goals that matter most to you. Proven results in just 10 minutes a day. As an introduction watch the TED talk video on the SuperBetter homepage.
Addiction Resource Veterans and drug abuse - two websites on USA veterans and substance abuse. The excellent coverage describes dual diagnosis PTSD / Substance Abuse - the treatment and support available. https://addictionresource.com/
The Addiction Centre based at the East Central Boulevard, Orlando, USA helps people suffering from PTSD after self-medicating with drugs and alcohol which can lead to addiction. The centre offers a free web information guide that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together: https://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/
What a way to treat a hero - article from the Sheffield Star newspaper.
Swindon Link Magazine - this local newspaper has recently published several articles featuring STG including this one announcing the GWS Workshop.
Killing Our Own - A documentary investigating Gulf War Illness