Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds Trauma is a global phenomenon that can affect anyone at any time. It’s a person’s response to extreme stress which overwhelms their capacity to cope, and it can stem from life-threatening events such as injury, natural disasters, war, accidents and terrorist attacks, or, from life-changing medical diagnoses, sexual assault and rape, or domestic violence. Unresolved traumatic experiences can have long-lasting damaging effects on physical and mental well-being. Trauma has consistently been shown as one of the strongest predictors of developing a mental disorder and coping responses such as substance use and social isolation can increase the risk of poor overall well-being.
Skip to 0 minutes and 51 seconds Understanding trauma is vital for promoting recovery and resilience in individuals and communities, which is why the University of Glasgow has created this online course. Our short program explores the links between trauma and psychological well-being to enhance your understanding of distress reactions following a traumatic event. The course has been put together by a diverse team of academics and psychiatrists from one of the prestigious Russell group of leading UK research universities, with expertise in global mental health, resilience, attachment, recovery, stigma, domestic violence and HIV. They’ll help you understand the spectrum of distress, from transient feelings of vulnerability, fear and sadness, to more disabling psychological conditions that need specialist interventions. You’ll also learn about evidence-based prevention and treatment options for managing psychological distress.
Skip to 1 minute and 39 seconds So if you want to get an insight into common psychiatric disorders and expand your knowledge of trauma and psychological well-being this course is the perfect introduction.