Dr. David Bennett

  • Director of Trauma Centre (UK)
  • Executive Director Emergency Trauma Services


Dr. David Bennett served in the Royal Navy Medical Branch, then Ministry of Defence. He has served on the front line for over 33 years in an operational capacity in various roles within Government Service and the Police Service. Attending notable UK major incidents with hands on presence at crash scenes, bombings, suicides and aircraft accidents to name just a few. Having witnessed horrific traumatic events himself and amongst colleagues on scene he has always maintained a high profile in assisting EMS and public alike.

David has undergone extensive training relative to Critical Incident Stress and Critical Incident Stress Management. He is well versed in all aspects of Emergency Situations as can be confirmed from his Bio. David's membership of the British Holistic Medical Association was the driving force that led him forming the Emergency Services Trauma Specialists Charity which he was the Founder and Executive Director. He was for many years a member of the USAF CISD team in the UK. From these humble beginnings started a major programme in starting the Trauma Centre (UK) in July 1999. A Centre for survivors of all Traumatic events requiring immediate assistance or advice. The Centre is the only one in the UK assisting the Public and Military / EMS personnel on a 24 hour service. Patients and Survivors are referred by their own General Practitioners or self referrals.

David lectures, and presents training courses both in the UK, nationally and Internationally when called upon to do so. In addition to treating and helping his patients on a daily basis. His motto is, "We didn't arrive here by accident". A very appropriate response to all who come into contact with him on a daily basis.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

Presenter of following Training Courses:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Pre-Exposure Preparation Training

Critical Incident De-briefing Techniques

Listening skills for Trauma Specialists / Hospital Chaplains / Clergy.

Emotional Decompression Course(TM) Devised by David Bennett.

Author of book Trauma 999 Emergency, Published in 2000

Author of many articles on PTSD and Trauma.


Message from Mack, posted 07/05/2006
Location: UK Referrer: From a friend

I am still alive David thanks for your kind help. I have started a blog for my year leading up to the 25th Anniversarry of the Falklands War.

Message from Francesca, posted 07/04/2006
Location: Wales Referrer: Site Link

Thank you David from the bottom of my heart for spending your time talking to me today. You are the only person who has ever listened or shown any compassion or empathy. You knew exactly what I was talking about, and I am so grateful that you shared with me your vast knowledge of complex PTSD. You have made my day!
A million thanks!

Message from Helimed (Mark), posted 18/01/2006
Location: UK Referrer: Search Engine

Found site from 'Trauma 999 Emergency' Book. I purchased this book and immediately learned of the Trauma Centre. Having read this book I am truly impressed by it's accuracy and content. I would like to advise you of the reviews I found on Amazon Book site. I attach the link for any thinking of a book covering PTSD /Trauma. The Reviews by readers are truly enlightening. I feel you Mr. Bennett should be advised and I wish to congratulate you on what you have achieved for us EMS guys and gals. My colleagues in EMS would be well informed to read your book. The link is below for any wishing to do so. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0953550516/ref=pd_rhf_p_1/202-2196289-9475044

Many letters of appreciation and many entries on Trauma 999 Website Guestbook.


Following is a list of organizations with whom Dr. David Bennett has interviewed, consulted or trained:

Cambridge (CHOICES Charity) PTSD & CISD.

Harlow Essex (Relate Charity) PTSD & CISD.

Home Office College Yorkshire (PTSD & CISM & ESTS).

Uttlesford District Council. Essex. Emergency Planning Dept. Training ESTS & PTSD.

St. John's Ambulance, Stevenage. Presentations PTSD & CISD.

RAF Duxford Cambridge, Trauma Specialist at flying displays.

Thames Valley Police HQ, Berkshire, PTSD presentation.
Cambridge. Church of England. Training and PTSD Presentation
Herts Fire & Ambulance Services open days Trauma Awareness.

SKY-NEWS. Interviewed On-Scene, Southall Rail Crash. «Effects on Survivors». Contacted regularly for comments and observations on Disaster situations.

BBC Radio Essex. Phone in. PTSD Trauma Effects on EMS & Public.

BBC World Service Falklands Veterans PTSD and effects on Families, and MOD Trial.

Anglia T.V. Trisha Show. PTSD Expert on Gulf / Falklands Vets.

BBC TV & Radio Wales Discuss effects PTSD on Military and EMS personnel.

Channel 4 PTSD Documentary. Listed under PTSD Centre/Experts.

Edge of Focus Films:-Trauma Consultant in documentary treatment modes assisting Military Veterans survive PTSD combat related reactions, and helping their spouses and children. Titled The Emperor (2004).

Edge of Focus Films. PTSD Consultant in Film titled 'A Brutal Peace'. (Released 2004) Producer Lou Hamilton. Cameraman / Producer Paul Lang.

The impact of Traumatic Stress within military personnel when tasked continually within operational / combat zones, and subsequent suicide of a military soldier.

The harrowing affects and devastation to the immediate family then Coming to terms / rebuilding family members lives after such tragedy.

BBC Bristol. Mathew Hill Reporter seeking assistance PTSD programme. Locating suitable Survivors of PTSD to appear on programme. (12.07.04).
BBC Belfast. Live radio Show.

Discuss Royal Ulster Constabulary levels of PTSD and effects on Officers and families.

Revelation TV. World in Focus Programme. 1 hour show relating my work as Trauma Consultant.

Support After Murder & Manslaughter Charity. Presentation and Guest speaker with Sir. David Calvert Smith (Director Crown Prosecution Service) at SAMM AGM 2003. Wesminster, London.

Support After Murder & Manslaughter Charity. (Birmingham Branch). Presentation to Surviving family members and members of West Midlands Police at Tally Ho Police Training Centre, Edgbaston, Birmingham.

British Association of Therapeutical Hypnotists
Guest speaker AGM October 2004.

Slough. Presentation PTSD BBC West Midlands. Live interview outlining traumatic effects of long term detention on released Guantanamo Bay detainees to the UK.


Dr. David Bennett
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