Information resources

Intended for: Parent of a young person with OCD, Professional

Highlighted Resources 2 resources

A short film explaining OCD and the treatment available.
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A new NHS complaints leaflet
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Our Factsheets 4 resources

What good CBT should look like
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To take with you on your first visit to your GP
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Information on supporting a person with OCD
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Advocacy and Your Rights 5 resources

Covering your rights if you are detained under the Mental Health Act because of your OCD. Please note that this is a newly revised resource.
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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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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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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 5 resources

Getting the most out of your CBt - Paul Salkovskis
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Getting the most out of your CBT
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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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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 how best to support a person with OCD.
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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 6 resources

Information and resources for HR professionals on how spot signs of OCD and support employers at work.
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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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Books and further reading 8 resources

Full NICE Guidelines
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Outlines how OCD should be treated
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Overview of the approved treatment for OCD
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Article about the assessment of risk in OCD
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Self-assessment competency tool for Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, taken from IAPT website.
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"When OCD Says You are a Monster" Treatment Strategies for Harm OCD & other Complex OCD; Master Clinician Workshop
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Books especially for young people and for families
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Our Reports 2 resources

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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External Links 2 resources

Maternal OCD is a charity that focuses on support for mothers with OCD
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"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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