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Support with Trauma

With support from the people in your life and maybe with a little help from other sources, such as the resources on this website, you’ll most likely find ways to cope with your traumatic experiences.  

However, making sense of trauma takes time - usually much longer than you expect and certainly longer than many of the people around you expect. If you’re worried about the way that you’re coping, or if you have concerns about your mental health more generally and think you may need further support, please get in touch with your GP in the first instance.   

  Here are some other sources of support you might want to consider: 

The Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership websites are a good place to look for locally available support:  

The following National organisations focus specifically on trauma and may also be helpful: 

Childhood sexual abuse 

Domestic abuse 


Urgent Help


If you, or someone you know, is in crisis and in imminent danger of causing harm to themselves or others, call 999 immediately

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