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Highlighted Resources 3 resources

Simple overview of OCD
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A short film explaining OCD and the treatment available.
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A new NHS complaints leaflet
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Our Factsheets 6 resources

Getting a diagnosis of OCD.
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Information on supporting a person with OCD
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Helping a loved one to take the first steps to treatment.
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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.
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An information leaflet on Perinatal OCD, taken from the Royal College of Psychiatrists website
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Advocacy and Your Rights 7 resources

A report on our last 300 advocacy cases
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Information about our advocacy service
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a hidden condition that affects between 1-2% of the population and is frequently misunderstood. This leaflet will help you as an employer to understand OCD and how people with the condition can contribute to your workforce and deliver their best to you.
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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.
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Whether you are a tenant or a home owner, there could be times when your OCD is making your life very difficult.
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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.
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Information about Community Mental Health Teams, referrals to them, and the assessment process.
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Videos and Presentations 14 resources

Helping a loved one through treatment
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Help for family members and carers
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Looking at reassurance in OCD
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An inspirational speech by Jo, given at National Conference, 2014
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A presentation given by Lynne Drummond at our 2015 National Conference, looking at how best to support a person with OCD.
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A presentation on 'How we see OCD', given by journalist and author, David Adam, at our 2015 National Conference.
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A truly inspirational speech given by Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) member, Ellen, about her experiences of living with OCD
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A talk given by Professor David Veale at our 2018 National Conference.
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A presentation given by Dr Lynne Drummond at our 2018 National Conference.
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An inspirational speech about overcoming intrusive thoughts, given by Rose Bretécher at our 2018 National Conference.
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A truly inspirational speech given by Chair of the OCD Youth Panel, Richard Taylor, at our 2018 National Conference.
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A Q&A session with crew and contributors from the film 'UNSTUCK: An OCD Kids Movie', which took place at our 2018 National Conference.
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A workshop delivered by the OCD Action Advocacy team on how to get what you want using self-advocacy skills.
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Campaigning 4 resources

OCD Action's manifesto for improving access to quality treatment for people with OCD
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Template letter to MPs
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A downloadable poster for OCD Week of Action
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Facebook and Twitter banners for OCD Week of Action
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Schools 1 resource

This guide is for parents who have a child who is suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It is about how OCD may impact on their lives at school or college and how you can help.
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From the Online Community 9 resources

Journalism student - Sonal Gupta's radio documentary - 'OCD is not just hand washing'
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 [View the story "Week of Action - Twitter chat on changing stigma" on Storify]
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  [View the story "OCD Week of Action - twitter chat on support groups" on Storify]
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[View the story "OCD Week of Action - Twitter chat on Advocacy" on Storify]
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  [View the story "OCD Week of Action - Twitter chat on OCD, BDD and Treatment" on Storify]
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[View the story "OCD Week of Action - Twitter chat on Child and Adolescent Mental Health" on Storify]
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Ashley Curry and Kirsty Inman's appearance on HCR104fm, where they speak about OCD and their experiences with it.
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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.
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Information and resources for HR professionals on how spot signs of OCD and support employers at work.
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Policies & Website Guides 5 resources

About the Support Group Charter, an OCD Action initiative working with support group facilitators to identify best practice
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More detail about our Helpline and Email service. Revised 01/14 Review date: 01/15
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More information about how the charity handles confidentiality
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Our Reports 15 resources

Our report and accounts for 2011-12
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Our report and accounts for 2009-10
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Our report and accounts for 2008-09
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Our report and accounts for 2007-08
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Our report and accounts for 2006-7
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OCD Action's Report and Accounts for 2010-11
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Our current strategic plan that sets out our objectives.
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The Charity's strategic plan for 2009-12
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Our signed Trustees Report and Accounts for the year ending March 2013
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OCD Action's official report and accounts for 2013-14
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Our advocacy service for adults with a diagnosis of OCD has now been running for 5 years and remains the only OCD-specific service in the UK. Our evaluation looks back over the difference we have made to the lives of those we have worked with, what we have learned along the way and how we see the future of the service.
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OCD Action's Official Report and Accounts for 2014-15
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OCD Action's Official Report and Accounts for 2015-16
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Newsletters 8 resources

The OCD Action Magazine, Issue 40
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The OCD Action Magazine, Issue 41
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The OCD Action Magazine, Issue 42
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The OCD Action Magazine, Issue 43
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The OCD Action Magazine, Issue 44
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The OCD Action Magazine, Issue 45
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The OCD Action Magazine, Issue 46
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These issues of the OCD Action newsletter; "Action" are currently only available to members. If you would like to know more about the Charity's membership scheme please see our membership pages under the "I want to get involved" section of this website
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