Mental health, mindfulness and self care | Wellbeing

Recognising Trauma

Read an article by parent carer and Counselling Psychologist Joanna Griffin about why parents of children with complex needs experience trauma, how to recognise trauma, and when and how to access help.

By Callum Campbell · Published: October 8, 2021

hands holding paper cut out of family, including child in wheelchair

Trauma is a regular part of day-to-day life as a parent carer, however parents often don’t recognise traumatic experience as such, as they can be so frequent.  

Joanna Griffin, a parent carer and Counselling Psychologist, helps parents recognise trauma, understand how to care for themselves and their kids, and how to move forward.  

Read an introductory article on Mobilise Online here >>

You can read more in depth in her new book – Day by Day: Emotional Wellbeing in Parents of Disabled Children. The book is available on Amazon here >>

Chloe French, Family Membership and Engagement

chloefrench@wellchild.org.uk

First published 8 October 2021

Next review due January 2022