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Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Intense psychological distress is part of a normal human response to overwhelming experiences. When something alarming happens to us, our brain usually has the capacity to process the experience and it becomes a memory, that is, the event is perceived as something frightening or fear provoking that happened in the past. On some occasions when there is repeated exposure to ongoing critical incidents or traumas, or when the event is of a significant magnitude, the brain is unable to process the event; the memory of the event or parts of the event stay the focus of our attention as if it were occurring in the here and now. When this occurs Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop.

About the Programme

For Those Who Serve - Trauma Recovery Programme has been specifically designed to facilitate effective treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for Veterans, ADF personnel and First Responders, who have been exposed to ongoing trauma during the performance of their duties.

The programme includes:

- Check-in and homework review sessions;

- Educational sessions;

- Skills training sessions;

- Trauma Processing sessions;

- Personal application sessions;

- Mindfulness/Relaxation sessions;

- Goal setting sessions.

Frequency / duration

The programme is structured in small groups with participants ranging from 6-8 patients, between Monday – Friday (5.5 hours per treatment day) in Cockburn Central.


The programme is designed for adults 18 years of age and over who have a formal diagnosis of PTSD.

You will need a referral from your General Practitioner (GP) to attend the programme. 

Your GP can submit a referral to us by clicking here.


The course is free For Those Who Serve.


If you would like to know more about the programme, please email us:

Trauma Recovery Group Programme: About Us
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