Keep having flashbacks from abuseWatch
Are you getting any MH input atm? Therapy can help you process what happened and teach you how to manage the associated feelings as well as teach you ways to better manage nightmares.
There are also charities that could help, such as Mind or Samaritans.
See if your uni is registered with Togetherall (formerly known as Big White Wall)
It's an online platform where you can get self guided courses and just one big online community where you can get anonymous support from other people.
Go back to your GP and explain the situation to them, and explain how this is affecting you. And that you need help. For more complicated trauma you should be referred on to your local secondary care team for help with your trauma. They can't not help you. If not, your local IAPT service might accept self-referrals and you might be able to get help that way.
Points to make include:
- definitely emphasise you are in the looked after system
- describe how much the problem is affecting you (eg, 'intrusive thoughts', ' hypervigilence', 'low mood' , 'most days, most of the time' and 'interferes with normal daily life')
- explain this problem has gone on for a long time (at least 6 months is a typical requirement )
- describe what you have already done to try and make things better (such as self-help CBT apps, mindfulness, relaxation, etc)
If you have support from an advocate, it'll be easier.
Obviously, since your situation is quite complicated, I would recommend professional help. But meanwhile, what you are describing might be helped with some basic anxiety management techniques. Here's an example: https://www.anxietycanada.com/learn-...iety-in-youth/