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TRN is a registered charity which provides free and anonymous trauma support by qualified EMDR therapists. TRN is endorsed and supported by the EMDR Association UK.
We are currently offering FREE therapy to support people online suffering from acute anxiety or PTSD due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Register by clicking the button below.
TRN are mobilising now to support people suffering acute anxiety or PTSD as a result of COVID-19. This means for the first time a mass scale, online programme delivered by accredited EMDR UK therapists will be available to support thousands.
Trauma Response Network (TRN) is a charity which provides free therapy and support to people affected by a mass trauma event. Our service is delivered both online and face-to-face.
We aim to provide immediate first aid for people with mental health injuries in the same way that ambulances and hospitals support people with physical wounds. TRN also provides support where existing providers have difficulty in coping with demand.
TRN is supported by the EMDR Association UK.
What we do
Some people can recover from psychological trauma with no or little additional support, especially if symptoms are mild. However, many people can develop chronic symptoms that can be long lasting. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the name given to describe these symptoms.
The earlier symptoms can be assessed, the more the potential impact can be reduced. TRN allows people who may be suffering trauma to be quickly assessed online by a network of qualified psychological therapists.
Our initial online consultation and support programme aims to identify the severity of the symptoms, and from there our regional Hubs will put into place an appropriate programme of short to medium term support, again for free and usually face-to-face.
Our experience and expertise
How we can help
TRN is not a replacement for services provided by the NHS, but rather an additional option at times when emergency resources are stretched. Experience from the Manchester and London terrorist attacks, and the Grenfell Tower fire, showed that people in immediate need were not able to access specialist support for many days and in certain cases weeks or months. For some, this made things much worse.
Mass trauma events place severe and instant strain on the local emergency services. TRN has therefore bought together a team of EMDR therapists from the public and private sectors willing to provide their services for free.
The therapists available via TRN are regulated by a professional body, the EMDR Association of UK and Ireland, which means they work towards the highest standards of practice and ethical codes in trauma care. Those of us working with children and adolescents also hold up-to-date DBS checks.
EMDR therapy is recommended by the World Health Organisation as the trauma treatment of choice for children and adolescents since it does not involve reliving the memory of the trauma event, talking about it, or sharing details with others.
It is also endorsed by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
All therapists who provide support via TRN are active members of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland and have therefore attended accredited training in EMDR as well as receiving regular supervision by approved consultants.
TRN is a free service which provides specialist information for the public, community leaders and other local emergency planners on best practices for responding to the psychological impact in the hours, days and first 12 weeks following a large scale natural or man-made disaster.
We believe that guidelines from NICE published in 2012 are now outdated and do not reflect the current reality of the world in which we live. Specifically TRN will provide early intervention and support when others feel it better to wait.
We have a nationwide network of regulated EMDR therapists who can respond quickly to mass man-made and natural disaster by offering free care in the early treatment of psychological trauma. Turn to us now if you feel you need immediate help.