CLIENT WELLBEING

Your Wellbeing

Getting the Right Support

We recommend that all our clients get the right professional support for their wellbeing particularly during the process of making a claim.   

Specifically we recommend that clients:

  • talk to and follow the advice from their GP;

  • follow the advice of their psychiatrist (if any); and

  • see a qualified psychologist with experience in treating the type of trauma they have experienced.

To find a suitable qualified psychologist, clients may find the follow links useful:

Further, a psycho dynamic psychotherapy process may be helpful for some people.  See the following link.

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Resources

 
Helplines

Helplines

 
 

If you or someone close to you is in need of urgent help, then the following services can help:

(press the button to direct dial from your mobile phone)

 
 
Audio

Audio

 
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Trauma has a deep impact on the lives of survivors. It’s associated with mental and physical health problems, including substance abuse.

And neuroscience is showing that trauma has a distinct effect on memory—a traumatic memory is quite different from a normal memory.

Mental health services now realise that early trauma must be taken into account as an essential part of recovery from mental distress.

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We know that childhood trauma can cause ongoing psychological and mental health issues into adult life, but how much do we know about the physical impact it has?

Dr Nadine Burke Harris is a US-based paediatrician who has devoted her career to exploring how adverse childhood experiences affect our biology.

 
Videos

Videos

Helpful videos on dealing with trauma, shame, vulnerability and attachment.

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

Dr. Stephen Ilardi is a professor of clinical psychology and the author of The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University in 1995, and has since served on the faculties of the University of Colorado and (presently) the University of Kansas.

Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

 

In this webcast, Dr. Frank Ochberg, an expert on traumatic stress explains how to cope and manage your chronic PTSD symptoms.

Secure Attachment is Important to Children It is a challenge for parents with unresolved trauma to raise a baby. They see the baby as themselves and feel the child's vulnerability. For example, it is essential for a parent who has experienced sexual abuse to get help to overcome this trauma.

What Do We Mean by Presence? Presence is being open to what is happening while it's happening. Unresolved Trauma and Loss Impair a Parent's Ability to be Present Parents may shut down or are paralyzed by intrusive thoughts.

 

Being Kind to Yourself is an Important Part of Being Present for Your Children Stigma often surrounds unresolved trauma. Kindness, including self-kindness, is a gateway for healing and an essential element in supporting people who are working through crippling memories. Only then can they feel competent and present as parents.