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When a major traumatic accident or event occurs it not only affects your life but has implications for the people you live with and who love you.

After a traumatic event, partners and spouses may have to take on a caring role and additional responsibilities around the home. You may no longer be able to do the things together as a couple or family, that you did before you were injured, or you may need to make adjustments until you are further along your recovery journey. Everyone will have different emotions that they are dealing with.

Day One provides counselling for close relatives and loved ones of major trauma patients to help them work through their anxieties and emotions and help them to feel supported as they come to terms with the catastrophic event which has affected their family. Counselling is also available to patients once they are no longer an inpatient or able to access statutory services.

Day One Trauma Support can fund up to six sessions of telephone, online or face-to-face solution-focussed counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) where appropriate. Our approved provider, Care First, will provide an assessment to identify people who might benefit from these sessions. There is a dedicated phone line for referrals that can be called at any time. All counsellors are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

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