The Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth

The work carried out by the Centre and the services it provides are broad and varied. It breaks down into the following four areas: therapy, consultancy, training, and research.

The Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth is a member of the UK Trauma Group (UKTG), an informal network of leads of UK Trauma Centres.

Effects of traumatic stress

The majority of people exposed to a serious traumatic event often find they will recover in time with few ill effects, although they often find that their attitude and outlook on life changes as a result of their experience - sometimes in a positive way in which they report that they feel they have benefited in some way through an enhanced appreciation of life, and the development of new values about what is important. However, some people may develop a range of problems in living; some may develop phobias, problems with social interaction and cut themselves off from family and friends. Other problems include depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. There is hope, however, for those affected if they seek help sooner rather than later.

Please note -

The Trauma Centre & Veterans' Service are currently unable to accept new referrals due to staffing capacity; we are actively working on increasing the number of staff available and hope to be able to re-open to referrals in due course.

Requests for training can still be made and will be considered and responded to but we may not be able to facilitate new training requests until staff capacity has been increased.

Contact the Centre

For general enquiries, please contact Gemma Page, the Centre Administrator:

The Trauma Service is a small team which generally only operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Our direct line is 0115 8542225, which has secure voicemail

We are based at the Mandala Centre, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6LB. The Centre is a 15-20 minute walk from Nottingham city centre and is near bus and tram links, including the Forest Park and RideWe share the Mandala Centre building with two other clinical teams.

The main entrance is from Gregory Boulevard, where there is disabled access and two disabled parking spaces. For directions and other related information please contact Gemma Page on the email or the number above.


Self help

Peer Support Training - critical incident stress management

The Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth’s training in a variety of trauma contexts has been excellently evaluated over the years. The Peer Support programme for workplace trauma support/critical incident stress management (CISM) has been delivered to emergency services in the UK and abroad, together with major humanitarian aid organisations e.g. the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) for over two decades. Training can also be customised for organisations, together with refreshers and related training in workplace trauma support.

Find out more about the Peer Support Training [pdf] 279KB.

In addition, trauma training workshops/seminars for 2019, will include:

  • Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) - 2 day course
  • Assessment and Formulation for Delivering Effective Trauma Focused Therapy - 1 day
  • Post Traumatic Growth – 1 day
  • Early interventions for Traumatic Loss and Bereavement – 1 day

To book training or enquire further about the Peer Support training/customised courses, please email Gemma is the Trauma Centre administrator and will add your name to the database for further information and contact when dates and costs for training days are finalised. This will be announced later in 2018.