Need emotional support after an accident?
Accidents, injuries and emotions
If you've recently had an accident or an injury it is possible that in addition to the physical effects of the accident, you may be experiencing some psychological or emotional effects. It doesn't matter whether the accident was in the work place or not.
Following your accident you may also have injuries; therefore it's possible that you may be affected by the accident in any of the following ways:
- Increased stress and anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Nightmares and flashbacks
- Feelings of guilt
- Persistent physical pain
- Financial hardship
- A fear of riding again
- Pressure to return to work
An accident can impact on your life in many ways. You may find yourself at a loss to know how to cope. It can feel like even though you know your friends, family and employer are doing their best to help you, they don't really seem to understand and you sense their frustration. You might wonder how long it will take for life to return to normal and fear that it might not ever be the same again.
The Emotional Impact of Injuries
It is possible that you may even be experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can develop after a person is exposed to one or more traumatic events, such as major stress, warfare, accidents or other threats on a person's life.
Healing from the psychological trauma from an accident is possible. You can resolve your current problems; rebuild your sense of personal power and move beyond this difficult time. Counselling can help with this process.
Get Support Now
If you need to talk to someone confidentially then do not hesitate to contact us.
You can contact us in the following ways:
- call us on 0800 6300 443
- chat to us online using our live chat service
- text us on 07860 079 043
- send us your questions or queries
Racing Welfare provides a range of support from a listening ear to a referral with a local Welfare Officer or professional Counsellor. We can also arrange telephone counselling if you would prefer.
You may also find the following information useful:
- Occupational Health
- Racing Industry Accident and Benefit Scheme
- NHS Dental Treatment
- Legal Advice
Alternatively, to find a counsellor local to you visit Its Good to Talk.Org