Information resources

Intended for: Parent of a young person with OCD

Highlighted Resources 1 resource

A new NHS complaints leaflet
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Our Factsheets 2 resources

Information on supporting a person with OCD
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Self Advocacy information and worksheets 16 resources

Information and worksheets to help you to navigate the treatment system and to communicate more effectively.
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A simple guide to help you identify which routes you can take to access treatment for your OCD or BDD
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Information and top tips to help you to develop a plan of action so you can self advocate.
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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.
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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.
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A useful resource which will help you prepare for any upcoming meetings and/or appointments.
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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.
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A brief overview of the recommended treatments for OCD/BDD.
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A useful worksheet to help you plan for meetings and appointments.
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A useful worksheet to help you summarise important appointments.
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A worksheet which will help you keep track of the medication you are prescribed.
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A worksheet aimed to help you keep track of your CBT sessions.
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Information and tips on how to effectively communicate through letter writing.
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Information and tips on how to effectively communicate during telephone calls.
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A useful way to keep track of telephone conversations.
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Information and tips on how to effectively make a formal complaint, including a useful worksheet.
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Advocacy and Your Rights 2 resources

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 10 resources

A presentation given by Lynne Drummond at our 2015 National Conference, looking at new updates with 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 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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An inspirational speech given by David and Laurenne Goldstone 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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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.
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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 5 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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Books and further reading 1 resource

Books especially for young people and for families
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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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