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2019 Simply Health Great North Run to support PTSD UK

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Newcastle

NE2 4AN

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The Great North Run is officially the largest half marathon in the world, attracting over 57,000 runners ever year!

We are so excited to be able to offer a number of opportunities for you to pound the streets of Newcastle and the North East at this iconic event, all whilst supporting PTSD UK!


LOOKING FOR A PLACE?

If you would like to run as part of Team PTSD UK and raise funds to help us achieve our goals, we have a limited number of places available for runners. Simply register here for place with PTSD UK, and pledge to raise our minimum fundraising target of £250. You will also receive our PTSD UK runners pack which includes a running top, PTSD UK water bottle and all the help you need to reach your target!

Registration fee: £56

Minimum Sponsorship: £250


ALREADY GOT A PLACE?

If you were lucky in the ballot, and have your own place, but would like to run to raise awareness of, and funds for, PTSD UK, you can register for free to receive our supporters runner pack which will include a running top of your choice and some goodies to help you on the day. We'll also help support you in raising money and awareness with our fundraising support!

Registration fee: None

Minimum Sponsorship: No minimum


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WHO ARE PTSD UK?

PTSD UK is currently the only charity in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder – no matter the trauma that caused it.

Evidence suggests that around 70% of people who suffer with PTSD in the UK do not receive any professional help at all, and many of those who are aware they have it are not getting the help and support they need.

Our charity aims to raise awareness of PTSD in three main areas – it’s causes, symptoms and the treatments available. These 3 areas are of vital importance to those suffering with the condition.

Causes: Many people have pre-conceived ideas of PTSD, and what can cause it. There is a widespread misunderstanding that PTSD only affect veterans, or those in the armed forces (likely due to it’s previous name of shell-shock) but it can infact affect anyone, of any age. It’s vital that people are aware if they (or a friend or family member) have suffered a trauma, they should be mindful of trauma symptoms, and the possibility of PTSD.

Symptoms: There are two areas in which knowing the symptoms of PTSD are useful. The first is that people may recognize the symptoms in themselves (or a friend or family member) and reach out for help – starting their recovery process. The other is those who are suffering with PTSD, can understand that what they’re thinking or feeling, or how their body is reacting, is ‘normal’ for someone with PTSD – this can be of huge comfort knowing that once the PTSD is resolved, those symptoms will be too. Some symptoms of PTSD feel totally unconnected to the original trauma or the condition itself, so it’s really important people can recognize just how PTSD can affect them.

Treatments: PTSD is a misunderstood condition in many ways – and no more so than the treatments available. As PTSD arises from a specific trauma (or a number of traumas or sustained traumas) it means that the issues and symptoms can be resolved, and effectively treated. There are a variety of therapies and activities than can help ease PTSD symptoms, some immediate, and some longer term, but the current NICE guidelines recommend EMDR and CBT as the main options for the treatment of PTSD.

In addition to those suffering (and those around them), it’s vital that healthcare professionals are aware of all of these elements to look out for in their patients to avoid misdiagnosis, incorrect treatments and lack of the best resources for their patients.

How we can help

Our mission is to provide support and information for anyone experiencing PTSD. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of the condition and treatments available.

While striving towards this mission, we undertake a variety of activities:

We reach out to high-risk communities to ensure that people are aware that they are at risk (or that they work in an environment where they will come into contact with high risk individuals) so should be aware of the symptoms to look out for, and the treatment options available.

We support those with the condition (and those around them) to lead to successful treatments through knowledge and providing the correct tools

Where possible, we influence organizations, policies and guidelines relating to the care and awareness of those with PTSD, ensuring that we’re all driving towards the same goal – a world where PTSD is recognized, and effectively treated in as short a timescale as possible.


Thank you for supporting PTSD UK - we look forward to seeing you on the day!


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