Recovery Code X was formed in 2019 by Anna L. Bragga and a group of colleagues to provide peer support groups for people identifying with the symptoms of Complex PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder). In June 2019 we were successful in applying for funding from the National Lottery's Awards for All which allowed us to set up our first peer support group in Bedford, United Kingdom. The Survivors Hub is facilitated by an experienced holistic trauma-informed therapist. See our Peer Support page for further details.
Recovery Code X advocates a holistic approach to complex trauma recovery incorporating clinical knowledge as well as complementary health modalities. We promote individual and collective awareness of Complex PTSD together with an understanding of its causes, symptoms, healing and recovery modalities.
Complex PTSD can be described as a set of psychological, physiological and spiritual stress responses to prolonged and repeated trauma of an interpersonal nature usually originating in childhood, where there was no real or perceived avenue of escape.
The trauma may be physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse and neglect, or recruitment into armed conflict as a child. Complex PTSD may result from being a victim of domestic violence, forced prostitution or sex trafficking, kidnapping, experiencing torture, or living in a country at war and exposure to genocide. The trauma is cumulative and causes alterations in brain functioning. This is what distinguishes Complex PTSD from the better-known PTSD, the latter of which is trauma resulting from a single incident like witnessing a tragedy, being a victim of an accident or rape or series of traumatic events of limited duration, such as military combat.
Many people spend years suffering from a bewildering array of distressing emotions and states of being which can severely limit their quality of life, months or even years after the trauma.
Now that the NHS has adopted the diagnosis, more people have a chance of getting their problems recognised for what they really are - as symptoms of complex trauma, or Complex PTSD. The survivor is empowered with an explanation for the underlying cause of his or her situation, the burden of self-blame and shame shifts, and a veil lifts offering the survivor deserved recognition of their suffering. A personal journey of self-empowerment and healing can begin.
If you have experienced childhood abuse and neglect in your life and relate to Complex PTSD, you may be finding the current situation especially challenging.
We have collated some of latest mental well being resources and crisis contact details to support you through this difficult time. Click on the PDF icons to download.
1. Crisis Support during coronavirus by NHS Luton and Bedfordshire. Includes: NHS Mental Health Crisis Line, Mind and the Samaritans.
2. How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus, guidance by Public Health England
3. Recovery Updates Newsletter from the NHS. Includes information on what closures you need to be aware of in your area, info on who to contact for support, crisis contact info, the elderly and isolation, and tips for your wellbeing.
Trustee to lead on Governance: Voluntary
We are seeking a trustee who can take the lead to support, advise and guide the board on matters pertaining to governance in all aspects of our work. This is a chance to apply your knowledge of charity law and compliance to a community organisation that would really benefit from your expertise and enthusiasm.
We are looking for an organised and dependable individual who can demonstrate:
• Commitment to Recovery Code X's objects as defined in our constitution.
• Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
• Willingness to taking the initiative and lead on projects
• Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
• Strategic vision
• Good, independent judgement
Trustee Secretary: Voluntary
Recovery Code X is seeking the appointment of a trustee Secretary to support the Chair and ensure the board runs smoothly. The Secretary will be expected to carry out the general responsibilities of a trustee, as well as organise and minute meetings, and support the development and implementation of the Safeguarding Policy.
For further information and to apply, contact: email@example.com
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