Information resources

Intended for: Concerned about someone else, Parent of a young person with OCD

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 4 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.
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Information about Community Mental Health Teams, referrals to them, and the assessment process.
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This guide will give you the information that you need to know about securing a referral for your child to a national & specialist OCD service. It has some tips and ideas on how you can best present your child’s case to their Psychiatrist, who will need to make the referral and who might need to make a request to your local funder to pay for their treatment. This guide can be used for related conditions such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).
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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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Videos and Presentations 7 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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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 presentation given by Lynne Drummond at our 2015 National Conference, looking at new updates with OCD.
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Campaigning 2 resources

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 8 resources

 [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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Books and further reading 1 resource

Books especially for young people and for families
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Policies & Website Guides 1 resource

More detail about our Helpline and Email service. Revised 01/14 Review date: 01/15
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External Links 1 resource

"Everything works for somebody, but nothing works for everybody."-quoted from this article 'Ten things you need to know to over come OCD' An article by Fred Penzel who has been involved in over 850 different OCD cases. Here is his take on what 'Ten thing you need to know to over come OCD'. Talking about the different methods, and treatments available, as well as how to get the best uses out of them.
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