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Our Factsheets 6 resources
Helping a loved one to take the first steps to treatment.
It can be difficult to talk to a person about getting help for their OCD. This article has some helpful suggestions about how you can broach the subject.
An information leaflet on Perinatal OCD, taken from the Royal College of Psychiatrists website
Self Advocacy information and worksheets 14 resources
Information and worksheets to help you to navigate the treatment system and to communicate more effectively.
A simple guide to help you identify which routes you can take to access treatment for your OCD or BDD
Information and top tips to help you to develop a plan of action so you can self advocate.
The first step to self advocating is making a plan, this worksheet will help you set out what it is that you want to achieve.
Communicating effectively is essential when it comes to self advocating. This guide provides information and useful tips to help you communicate clearly to ensure you are being heard.
A useful resource which will help you prepare for any upcoming meetings and/or appointments.
It can be difficult to describe the symptoms of your OCD/BDD, but the information you provide the healthcare professional with is vital in ensuring you receive the right diagnosis/treatment.
A useful worksheet to help you plan for meetings and appointments.
Information and tips on how to effectively communicate through letter writing.
Information and tips on how to effectively communicate during telephone calls.
CMHTs are secondary care services provided by the NHS. They are made up of a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals working with adults, often between 18 and 65.
Advocacy and Your Rights 2 resources
This guide will give you the information that you need to know about securing a referral outside your area to a national & specialist OCD service. It has some tips and ideas on how you can best present your case to your Psychiatrist who will need to make the referral and who might need to make a request to your local funder to pay for your treatment. This guide can be used alongside the referral request template letter produced by OCD Action’s Advocacy Service and available on the OCD Action website or via the OCD Action office. It can also be used for related conditions such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) or health anxiety.
Information about Community Mental Health Teams, referrals to them, and the assessment process.
Videos and Presentations 14 resources
A presentation given by Lynne Drummond at our 2015 National Conference, looking at how best to support a person with OCD.
A presentation on 'How we see OCD', given by journalist and author, David Adam, at our 2015 National Conference.
Read 2018 National Conference: Developing a different relationship with intrusive thoughts and images, Professor David Veale
A talk given by Professor David Veale at our 2018 National Conference.
A presentation given by Dr Lynne Drummond at our 2018 National Conference.
An inspirational speech about overcoming intrusive thoughts, given by Rose Bretécher at our 2018 National Conference.
An inspirational speech given by David and Laurenne Goldstone at our 2018 National Conference.
A truly inspirational speech given by Chair of the OCD Youth Panel, Richard Taylor, at our 2018 National Conference.
A Q&A session with crew and contributors from the film 'UNSTUCK: An OCD Kids Movie', which took place at our 2018 National Conference.
A workshop delivered by the OCD Action Advocacy team on how to get what you want using self-advocacy skills.
A question and answer session about effective treatment for OCD, with Professor David Veale, Dr Lynne Drummond, Dr Rob Willson, Dr Amita Jassi and Ashley Curry.
Campaigning 2 resources
From the Online Community 8 resources
[View the story "Week of Action - Twitter chat on changing stigma" on Storify]
[View the story "OCD Week of Action - twitter chat on support groups" on Storify]
[View the story "OCD Week of Action - Twitter chat on Advocacy" on Storify]
[View the story "OCD Week of Action - Twitter chat on OCD, BDD and Treatment" on Storify]
[View the story "OCD Week of Action - Twitter chat on Child and Adolescent Mental Health" on Storify]
Ashley Curry and Kirsty Inman's appearance on HCR104fm, where they speak about OCD and their experiences with it.
A booklet put together by service users from The Wirral and Liverpool areas, which combines artwork, poetry and personal stories from people battling mental health issues, and aims to inspire, provide hope and useful tips to help on the journey to recovery.
Information and resources for HR professionals on how spot signs of OCD and support employers at work.