Information resourcesIntended for: Concerned I may have OCD, Person with OCD, Concerned about a related disorder, Concerned about someone else, Professional, Supporter
Highlighted Resources 6 resources
Overview of CBT - one of the recommended treatments for OCD
A guide for clinicians working with young people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder during the COVID-19 Pandemic, created by the National and Specialist OCD, BDD & Related Disorders Team, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.
Our Factsheets 22 resources
Helping a loved one to take the first steps to treatment.
A leaflet provided by South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, clearly explaining their recommended Hoarding Disorder treatment programme
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.
An information leaflet on Perinatal OCD, taken from the Royal College of Psychiatrists website
The British Psychological Society's guide to Hoarding Disorder
The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) of Australia's resources for overcoming Body Dysmorphia
Tips on how to tell a loved one about your OCD, written by Youth Advisory Panel volunteer, Nicole.
Self Advocacy information and worksheets 19 resources
Information and top tips to help you to develop a plan of action so you can self advocate.
A useful resource which will help you prepare for any upcoming meetings and/or appointments.
A useful worksheet to help you plan for meetings and appointments.
A worksheet which will help you keep track of the medication you are prescribed.
Information and tips on how to effectively communicate through letter writing.
Information and tips on how to effectively communicate during telephone calls.
Information and tips on how to effectively make a formal complaint, including a useful worksheet.
Advocacy and Your Rights 14 resources
OCD affects 1-2-% of the general population and most people living with the condition manage it well and never enter hospital. There may be times however, when you become unwell and need to enter hospital for a period of treatment.
Managing your OCD at work can be difficult. Some people hide their condition whilst others declare it. Whatever you choose to do, knowing your rights and exploring your options is essential.
This is a template letter that you could use to request your Consultant Psychiatrist to refer you to a national & specialist OCD service. Revised April 2014
Having a clear understanding of your rights and the help that is available to you means that you can be more in control of your treatment.
Information about Community Mental Health Teams, referrals to them, and the assessment process.
An NHS Improvement document on Choice when it comes to treatment for mental ill health
Videos and Presentations 48 resources
Getting the most out of your CBt - Paul Salkovskis
An overview of BDD by Rob Willson given at National Conference 2014
A presentation by Katie d'Ath on how to help yourself day to day, given at National Conference 2014
A presentation by David Veale on OCD and depression, given at National Conference 2014
An inspirational speech by Jo, given at National Conference, 2014
A presentation given by Karina Lovell at our 2015 National Conference, on how to get the most out of your Cognitive Behvioural Therapy.
A talk given by Professor David Veale at our 2018 National Conference.
A presentation given by Dr Lynne Drummond at our 2018 National Conference.
An inspirational speech given by David and Laurenne Goldstone at our 2018 National Conference.
This short film features young people and parents of young people who have been treated for OCD. The goal of the film is to raise awareness of the condition and demonstrate how treatment can have a life-changing impact on those affected and their family. The film, “OCD is not me” was mad
For a final year university project, Amber Griffith produced a short, yet harrowing video about the realities of living with OCD. Accompanied with a poetic voice over, Amber shares how her OCD affects her daily life, from the compulsive thoughts, to the crippling compulsions which accompany the
An inspirational speech given by Sophie and David Goldstone, at our 2019 National Conference.
Author Rose Cartwright and TV presenter Sean Fletcher speak about how OCD is represented in media.
A panel discussion with OCD Action's Advocacy team at our 2019 National Conference.
The closing inspirational speech given by Dan Furlong at our 2019 National Conference
Campaigning 4 resources
OCD Action's manifesto for improving access to quality treatment for people with OCD
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.
From the Online Community 18 resources
A video created by Twitter user @secretillness, following the success of the Twitter community reclaiming the #OCDproblems hashtag.
A video created by Emily, following the success of the Twitter community reclaiming the #OCDproblems hashtag.
Journalism student - Sonal Gupta's radio documentary - 'OCD is not just hand washing'
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A guest post written by Ariel V.T, a writer and mental health advocate, writing for trichstop.com.
An article looking at Trichotillomania, the facts, treatment and personal stories
It's normal to have worries about how we look. But what happens when these concerns get so out of hand they stop you from going out? Body Dysmorphic Disorder is an obsessive preoccupation with perceived defects in ones appearance. The condition manifests through distressing compulsions such as o
An article written by Daisy Yuhas for Spectrum News: www.spectrumnews.org
Books and further reading 10 resources
General OCD book list, including personal accounts of OCD, as well as books written by OCD specialists.
Self-assessment competency tool for Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, taken from IAPT website.
Policies & Website Guides 5 resources
More detail about our Helpline and Email service. Revised 01/14 Review date: 01/15
Our Reports 17 resources
Our signed Trustees Report and Accounts for the year ending March 2013
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.
Newsletters 8 resources
These issues of the OCD Action newsletter; "Action" are currently only available to members. If you would like to know more about the Charity's membership scheme please see our membership pages under the "I want to get involved" section of this website
External Links 8 resources
Links to OCD related charities and groups in Australia and New Zealand