An opportunity to help shape and design a new virtual reality therapy for OCD

Rachel Temple is a public involvement officer and researcher at the McPin Foundation, a mental health research charity that focuses on promoting the voice of service users and she is inviting people with experiences of OCD to help shape and design a brand new virtual reality therapy for OCD.

Her team are working with Oxford VR to design a brand new virtual reality therapy that will draw from IAPT principles in order to support those with experiences of OCD. In particular, compulsions related to checking and repeated actions.

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They are looking for 10 people with this experience in order to be part of a Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP), who will have the chance to help design and advise on this project, to ensure that it is suitable, appropriate and effective for people with OCD. 

This is not a participation-based opportunity. Instead it is about providing people with OCD with the space to feed in on the actual design of this therapy (known as public involvement). Applications close on 10th May 2019. It will be based in London and Oxford, and applicants will need to be aged 18 years and over. 

For further queries about service user involvement, please contact Rachel Temple by email: or by phone: 0207 922 7874.

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