The CHUMS Trauma Service works therapeutically with traumatised children and teenagers in Bedfordshire. Very distressed children and young people are able to access a highly specialised and high quality service very quickly, to avert any mental health deterioration.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1179048)
The Trauma Service offers children timely and effective help for complex referrals which is not available on the NHS. CHUMS supports traumatic bereavement as well as sexual abuse and witness to domestic violence. Unresolved trauma can cause not only anxiety and depression but can also lead to self-harming, eating disorders, drug and alcohol problems and suicidal tendencies. We work with our children and teenagers to understand their grief and build resilience, helping them to learn how to cope
Approximately 1/3 of children and young people exposed to a potentially traumatic event will go on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Most of these will also develop another diagnosable mental health disorder which can have a substantial impact on various aspects of a young person's quality of life and academic attainment. We provide appropriate interventions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) to enable the child to bring the traumatic event to mind and
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