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Highlighted Resources 4 resources
Overview of CBT - one of the recommended treatments for OCD
Our Factsheets 22 resources
The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) of Australia's resources for overcoming Body Dysmorphia
A leaflet provided by South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, clearly explaining their recommended Hoarding Disorder treatment programme
The British Psychological Society's guide to Hoarding Disorder
An information leaflet on Perinatal OCD, taken from the Royal College of Psychiatrists website
Tips on how to tell a loved one about your OCD, written by Youth Advisory Panel volunteer, Nicole.
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.
Helping a loved one to take the first steps to treatment.
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.
Information and tips on how to effectively communicate through letter writing.
Information and tips on how to effectively make a formal complaint, including a useful worksheet.
Information and tips on how to effectively communicate during telephone calls.
A worksheet which will help you keep track of the medication you are prescribed.
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.
Advocacy and Your Rights 15 resources
Information about Community Mental Health Teams, referrals to them, and the assessment process.
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).
An NHS Improvement document on Choice when it comes to treatment for mental ill health
Videos and Presentations 49 resources
An inspirational speech given by David and Laurenne Goldstone at our 2018 National Conference.
A talk given by Professor David Veale at our 2018 National Conference.
A presentation given by Dr Lynne Drummond at our 2018 National Conference.
The closing inspirational speech given by Dan Furlong at our 2019 National Conference
Author Rose Cartwright and TV presenter Sean Fletcher speak about how OCD is represented in media.
An inspirational speech given by Sophie and David Goldstone, at our 2019 National Conference.
A panel discussion with OCD Action's Advocacy team at our 2019 National Conference.
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
An inspirational speech by Jo, given at National Conference, 2014
Getting the most out of your CBt - Paul Salkovskis
A presentation by David Veale on OCD and depression, given at National Conference 2014
Satwant Singh looks at the role that support groups can play in supporting a person with OCD
Campaigning 4 resources
OCD Action's manifesto for improving access to quality treatment for people with OCD
Schools 4 resources
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.
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.
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
Information and resources for HR professionals on how spot signs of OCD and support employers at work.
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
Journalism student - Sonal Gupta's radio documentary - 'OCD is not just hand washing'
An article looking at Trichotillomania, the facts, treatment and personal stories
A guest post written by Ariel V.T, a writer and mental health advocate, writing for trichstop.com.
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An article written by Daisy Yuhas for Spectrum News: www.spectrumnews.org
Books and further reading 12 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 5 resources
More detail about our Helpline and Email service. Revised 01/14 Review date: 01/15
About the Support Group Charter, an OCD Action initiative working with support group facilitators to identify best practice
Our Reports 16 resources
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.
Our signed Trustees Report and Accounts for the year ending March 2013
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
Information about the International OCD Foundation, a non-profit organsation providing support, education and resources to those affected by OCD and related disorders, as well as professionals.