Support & Treatment

We Need To Talk's manifesto for better talking therapies for all

Who is We Need to Talk?

We Need to Talk is a coalition of mental health charities, professional organisations, Royal Colleges and service providers who campaign for better access to psychological therapies for people with mental health problems. 

We are calling on the next Government to invest in psychological therapies, so that the NHS in England can offer a full range of evidence-based psychological therapies to all who need them within 28 days of requesting a referral.

What’s happening at the moment?

Watersure Scheme

If you are diagnosed with OCD and you use more water at home than is considered normal usage, then you MAY be entitled to a capped rate discount with your water company.

The Watersure Scheme applies to all UK water companies with the same criteria throughout. To qualify for the capped discount you must meet the following criteria;

You must have a water meter,

You, or someone living with you, need to receive one of the following:

Your right to choose your mental health service provider

Extension of Choice to People Accessing Mental Health Services

In January of this year Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, launched the Government’s mental health strategy document, “Closing the Gap”. This document stated that from April 2014 adults with mental health problems will have the legal right -

‘to choose which provider and consultant or mental health professional will be in charge of their care when they attend their first outpatient appointment’.

10 useful links for university students with OCD

Are you starting your first year at University this September or going back for your second or third year at University or College? If you’re affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – or you think that you might be – then it’s good to know about some of the services, websites, helplines and resources that you can access. Click here for ten of the links that you might find useful while you’re at university.

New Resource for Parents of Children & Young People with OCD

We receive many calls from parents of children & young people with OCD who are struggling to make sense of referral & funding processes for specialist treatment. With the help of clinicians at the CAMHS National & Specialist Services at the Maudsley and a number of parents who have gone through the system we have produced a new resource called Getting a Referral to a National & Specialist Child & Adolescent OCD Service.

Webinar for Parents

Online seminar sessions: Term 3

About:

These online seminars are for parents of children with OCD and take place on the third Tuesday of each month 7-8pm.

They usually take the form of online presentations given by specialists of the Maudsley Hospital (Centre of Excellence in OCD). Parents of OCD sufferers are able to book places allowing them to log into the session, listen to the presentation and ask questions at the end.

Booking and Information:

New book about OCD

Coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Professor Gournay, Professor Rogers and Rachel Piper have collaborated on a new book; “Coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” that provides clear advice and an evidence based self-help programme.

The book suggests ways of dealing with obsessive urges and rituals, and preventing and coping with setbacks. It also looks at OCD in children and young people, and co-existing conditions such as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), morbid jealousy, depression, social anxiety, substance abuse, phobias, and tics.

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