Help us treat psychological trauma in an innovative way that could help millions

 SafeHaven Trauma Centre – A Safe Place for Veterans to Fully Recover

Help a small research centre treat psychological trauma in an innovative way that could help millions!

Our Story

As a specialist centre that focuses on the treatment and research of a wide range of trauma related conditions, our ultimate goal is to further the advancement of modern treatments for trauma and stress by extensively studying new applications in this area. This is why SafeHaven Trauma Centre provides the same conventional trauma therapies that are typically found in other centres, but we are also not afraid to branch out into other underutilized techniques as well.

Studies show that stress causes many physical changes throughout the body – not just mental. With this in mind, we believe that a combination of mental and physical therapies could be the best way to treat victims of traumatic stress.

To test our hypothesis that physical and mental therapy is the best way to combat traumatic stress, we are offering six British military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) a complete trauma treatment programme that includes more than twenty-five hours of therapeutic contact in our centre. Their treatment programme will include both psychotherapy and craniosacral therapy.

These veterans will then receive a special home-support self-help pack, as well as follow-up support from our staff over the following six-months. During this time period we will monitor their physical and mental progress to see if the combination of psychological and physical therapies works better to combat stress disorders like PSTD, rather than relying solely on psychotherapy.

The Impact

Our centre is one of the first to propose this dynamic approach to combating stress-induced trauma. Currently, the majority of trauma facilities only attempt to treat the psychological damage, but not the physical. We do not think this is enough.

If our studies show that combination therapy is effective, we can go on to inform a better way of treating people for psychological trauma in the future.

What We Need & What You Get

It costs £19,702 for six participants to receive clinical therapies and home support for six months.

SafeHaven Trauma Centre are contributing to 100% of the costs for this first phase of the study.

While this is a relatively expensive experiment, the potential for informing new treatment guidelines has the potential to improve countless lives. This study will produce a minimum of two published research papers in academic peer-reviewed journals throughout 2016 and 2017, if not more. We will also publish a dissertation at the Chester University to reveal our findings to an eager scientific community.

We will be running the treatment and research programs between February and June this year (2016), however the goal is to continue raising funds to treat more veterans going forward.  If you are interested in donating you will not only be helping to provide desperately needed help to a traumatized veteran, but you will also be  helping the friends and families who have been devastated as well.

Psychological trauma can happen to anyone at any time. It is, however, fully recoverable. Your donation would be making a positive impact for traumatized victims everywhere to receive the help they need and deserve.

If you would like to donate just get in touch and will tell you how.

Other Ways To Help

It’s great when people can help donate. But if you can’t donate at this time, it doesn’t mean that you can’t help. Please share our story via social media, email and word of mouth to tell your friends about our campaign.  We thank you in advance!

 

Author

Charlotte Copeland

SafeHaven