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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects 1-2% of people in the UK. It is a powerful and destructive mental health condition. Despite its severity, OCD is treatable with the right support and evidence-based treatment. Yet, we face a crisis of neglect—OCD is invisible in our healthcare system. The Data Gap: Our... Political Leaders: Take Action for OCD Dear Rishi Sunak, Keir Starmer, Ed Davey, Carla Denyer, and Adrian Ramsay, We write to you as the UK’s leading charity for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), representing hundreds of thousands whose struggles remain largely unseen within our healthcare system. OCD is a serious mental... Read more
The OCD Action Helpline is an unbiased source of information and support for people with OCD and the people in their lives.  We offer a safe and understanding space where people affected by OCD can find out more about the condition, what can help, and how to access the right... Read more
  Note: This page has been made into new pages that are easier to follow along and have a little more information. If you would like to view those instead, you can find links on the left side of this page. . Specialist treatment services are available for individuals who... . How to secure funding Each local area has a designated Health Board that makes decisions about what services to fund. In England this is called the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). When someone needs an assessment or treatment from a service outside their local area, the Health Board must approve... NHS England and NHS Scotland have other funding pathways available for different situations, and which can be much easier to secure than with a traditional National Specialist funding request. Putting together a strong funding request No matter what pathway you chooses to use, a referral will be sent out to the service by a medical professional, outlining why they believe specialist treatment is necessary. If the specialist service agrees and the funding is in place, they will see you... After specialist treatment Once the specialist treatment has been completed, you would usually be discharged back to your local services for monitoring of recovery. If you used Patient Choice to access the specialist treatment, your GP will need to refer you to the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) for this.... Read more
View PDF version here . If someone you live with or are close to is struggling with OCD, this is likely to impact on you. As a carer, whether paid or unpaid, you are entitled to support, with both caring and your own wellbeing. Watching a loved one struggle with... Read more
View PDF version here . CAMHS offers mental health and psychological support to young people up to the ages of 16 or 18, depending on your local area.     The term Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) has now been replaced throughout the NHS by Children and Young... Read more