Information resources

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 4 resources

Getting a diagnosis of OCD.
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An information leaflet on Perinatal OCD, taken from the Royal College of Psychiatrists website
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Tips on how to tell a loved one about your OCD, written by Youth Advisory Panel volunteer, Nicole.
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Self Advocacy information and worksheets 14 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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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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CMHTs are secondary care services provided by the NHS. They are made up of a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals working with adults, often between 18 and 65.
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Advocacy and Your Rights 2 resources

Information about Community Mental Health Teams, referrals to them, and the assessment process.
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An NHS Improvement document on Choice when it comes to treatment for mental ill health
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Videos and Presentations 11 resources

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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 Bret├ęcher 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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From the Online Community 7 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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Policies & Website Guides 1 resource

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