Information resourcesIntended for: Parent of a young person with OCD, Post Treatment, Concerned about a related disorder, Concerned I may have OCD, Concerned about someone else, In Treatment, Person with OCD, Supporter
Highlighted Resources 5 resources
Overview of CBT - one of the recommended treatments for OCD
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
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 15 resources
Covering your rights if you are detained under the Mental Health Act because of your OCD. Please note that this is a newly revised resource.
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
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 49 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
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 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.
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 20 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'
[View the story "Week of Action - Twitter chat on changing stigma" on Storify]
[View the story "OCD Week of Action - twitter chat on support groups" on Storify]
[View the story "OCD Week of Action - Twitter chat on Advocacy" on Storify]
[View the story "OCD Week of Action - Twitter chat on OCD, BDD and Treatment" on Storify]
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
An article written by Daisy Yuhas for Spectrum News: www.spectrumnews.org
Books and further reading 9 resources
What are the Psychological Factors that Influence Hoarding Disorder? Summary of Research carried out.
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
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