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COVID-19 file

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COVID-19 support

Free counseling service by volunteer therapists (in portuguese). Find out more here

Trauma Centre

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Book: Psiquiatria de Catástrofe e Intervenção na Crise

A work on traumatic stress and its prevention, by Luísa Sales, available here with the permission of Editora Almedina.


Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap. The Trauma Centre/CES-UC is one of the organizations participating in this campaign.

Learn more about this campaign on the site.


Follow the news of the Trauma Centre
(We are accepting texts)

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Therapists Directory (NEW)

Trauma Response Network

See the list (PT) here

Remembering the wildfires of 2017

The arrival of summer temperature increases the concern with wildfires. Therefore we disclose useful information regarding Natural Disasters and the Impact on Mental Health. See it here.

Trauma Centre Support & Information


Here, the Trauma Center shares specific information files with open and immediate access, to sensitize, informe and guide in contexts of Psychological Trauma or potentially traumatic events resulting from crises, disasters or catastrophes.

It is addressed not only to technicians who can intervene in the field, but also to the population in general.

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The Trauma Centre

The Trauma Centre is a unit of the Centre for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra, established by a CES scientific board resolution, on July 25th, 2009. It is presently coordinated by Luísa Sales, psychiatrist.

It seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge on the prevention and intervention in psychological trauma in crisis, disaster and catastrophe situations, as well as to collaborate with other institutions involved in these scenarios, setting itself as a discussion forum and a place for sharing different knowledges on Trauma.

Since November 2010, the Trauma Centre is Society member of the European Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress.