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:
- Panic attacks
- Suffering from nightmares and flashbacks
- Increased stress and anxiety trying to cope with everyday things
- Feeling guilty or worried about what others think
- Pressure to return to work before you're ready
- Loss of self-esteem and financial hardship because you cannot return to work
- Persistent physical pain requiring medical attention
- A fear of riding again
- A fear of approaching a horse again
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. 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 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.
Counselling can help you…
- Resolve your fears and regain confidence
- Overcome panic attacks
- Put an end to nightmares and flashbacks
- Manage your stress and take back control of your life
- Gain peace of mind working through your difficult feelings
- Rebuild your self-esteem and return to work
- Understand the emotional impact of the pain you have suffered
If you need to talk to someone confidentially then don't hesitate to contact our team. Racing Welfare can provide 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.
Alternatively, to find a counsellor local to you visit Its Good to Talk.Org