Writing Out PTSD

Join us on Thursday 2nd February to learn more about PTSD and how writing therapy helped author and police and army veteran, Matt Johnson in his recovery.

There will be an opening talk from Matt, followed by a Q&A session with Dr. Neil Kitchiner about the effects of PTSD and research undertaken at NCMH.

You'll also have the opportunity to chat to both speakers, as well as having your copy of 'Wicked Game' signed.

02 February 2017

6pm - 8pm

What's happening?


Welcome from Paul Gauci

Paul is the Communications Manager at the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH)

Talk from Matt Johnson

Army veteran, former police officer and author, Matt talks about his experiences of PTSD and how he went on to write 'Wicked Game', published in 2012.

Q&A with Matt and Neil

Talk from Dr Neil Kitchiner

Dr Neil Kitchiner, Principal Clinician at Veterans NHS Wales, will discuss other potential symptoms of PTSD as well as the different treatment options available.

Refreshments/ book signing

You will have the opportunity to have your copy of 'Wicked Game' signed by Matt Johnson and to enjoy some light refreshments.  

Event location:

Octavo Book Shop Cafe

West Bute Street

Cardiff Bay

Register your space

Spaces are limited, so please make sure you book a ticket which includes a copy of Matt's book, 'Wicked Game', and refreshments during the event.