Information resourcesIntended for: Parent of a young person with OCD, Post Treatment, Professional, Concerned I may have OCD, In Treatment, Person with OCD, Newly Diagnosed, Concerned about someone else
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 16 resources
Helping a loved one to take the first steps to treatment.
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 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.
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).
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
This guide will give you the information that you need to know about securing a referral outside your area to a national & specialist OCD service. It has some tips and ideas on how you can best present your case to your Psychiatrist who will need to make the referral and who might need to make a request to your local funder to pay for your treatment. This guide can be used alongside the referral request template letter produced by OCD Action’s Advocacy Service and available on the OCD Action website or via the OCD Action office. It can also be used for related conditions such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) or health anxiety.
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 44 resources
Getting the most out of your CBt - Paul Salkovskis
Satwant Singh looks at the role that support groups can play in supporting a person with OCD
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 presentation given by Lynne Drummond at our 2015 National Conference, looking at new updates with OCD.
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
From the Online Community 19 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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An article looking at Trichotillomania, the facts, treatment and personal stories
An article written by Daisy Yuhas for Spectrum News: www.spectrumnews.org
Books and further reading 11 resources
Self-assessment competency tool for Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, taken from IAPT website.
What are the Psychological Factors that Influence Hoarding Disorder? Summary of Research carried out.
Policies & Website Guides 2 resources
More detail about our Helpline and Email service. Revised 01/14 Review date: 01/15
Our Reports 2 resources
External Links 6 resources
Links to OCD related charities and groups in Australia and New Zealand