Information resourcesIntended for: Parent of a young person with OCD, Post Treatment, Concerned I may have OCD, Newly Diagnosed, Supporter, In Treatment, Education Professionals
Highlighted Resources 5 resources
Overview of CBT - one of the recommended treatments for OCD
Our Factsheets 14 resources
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.
The term 'Pure O' is often used to describe a certain manifestation of OCD, but what does it actually mean? Find out more in this factsheet.
There are a number of therapies and mental health treatments out there that can help with a variety of things, and that are sometimes suggested or sought out for treatment of OCD.Apart from medication, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is the only therap
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.
IAPT services provide a range of talking therapies for various mental health conditions (including OCD). They are free to access as they are part of the NHS.
Information and tips on how to effectively make a formal complaint, including a useful worksheet.
Advocacy and Your Rights 11 resources
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.
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.
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 39 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 Lynne Drummond on revisiting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), given at National Conference, 2014
An inspirational speech by Jo, given at National Conference, 2014
A presentation given by David Veale at our 2015 National Conference, on how to recognize symptoms of depression and generalised anxiety, and useful tips to help manage your mood.
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.
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.
Read 2019 National Conference: Overcoming Intrusive Sexual and Violent Thoughts and Images, Professor David Veale & Rose Cartwright
Professor David Veale and author Rose Cartwright discuss intrusive sexual and violent thoughts and answer questions from the audience, at our 2019 National Conference.
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
Answering your questions on recovering from Maternal OCD - Dr Fiona Challacombe, Catherine Benfield, Kim French and Diana Wilson (Maternal OCD)
Campaigning 4 resources
OCD Action's manifesto for improving access to quality treatment for people with OCD
Schools 4 resources
This guide is to inform you about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and the impact OCD can have on the lives of your students. It also gives you advice on how to help the young person and work with their parents to support them as much as possible.
To assess students’ attitudes toward Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. By the end of the lesson students will be aware of their own attitude towards Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
A short film by OCD Action, highlighting the effects that OCD can have on students and what signs educators can look out for.
From the Online Community 17 resources
Journalism student - Sonal Gupta's radio documentary - 'OCD is not just hand washing'
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Ashley Curry and Kirsty Inman's appearance on HCR104fm, where they speak about OCD and their experiences with it.
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 7 resources
General OCD book list, including personal accounts of OCD, as well as books written by OCD specialists.
Policies & Website Guides 5 resources
About the Support Group Charter, an OCD Action initiative working with support group facilitators to identify best practice
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