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Here are the resources we found for obsessive compulsive disorder for parents and families:
Living with #OCD – Samantha Pena
Have you ever done something and thought to yourself, ‘that’s so OCD?’. In this riveting talk, Samantha Pena delves into what it’s really like to live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and that advantages it brings to her life.
BRFBS (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours) are things like dermatillomania and trichotillomania. Beckie and Kiera join Childline to chat about what types of Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours there are, and what it’s like living with these impulse control disorders.
OCD in Children
This video explains the symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in young children and how you can identify whether your child is showing normal behaviours or the symptoms of a mental health condition which may need professional help.
Debunking the Myths of OCD
There’s a common misconception that if you like to meticulously organise your things, keep your hands clean, or plan out your weekend to the last detail, you might have OCD. In fact, OCD is a serious psychiatric condition that is frequently misunderstood by society and mental health professionals. In this video, Natascha M. Santos debunks the myths surrounding OCD.
(Featured resource)Young Minds is a leading UK charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing in young people. They provide comprehensive help and advice on a variety of topics including what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, conditions, how to look after yourself and so much more.
OCD Youth aims to increase awareness and access to support for anyone under 25 who is affected by OCD. OCD Youth is run by young people with OCD, for young people with OCD. They organise trips and outings, run online meet-ups, take part in campaigning activities, manage a youth website and social media channels, write articles and awareness resources, produce videos and media, and so much more.
Child in Mind: What is Therapy and does it Work?
What is therapy and does it work for mental health problems? These questions are discussed in this episode of the Child in Mind podcast. Presenter Claudia Hammond is joined by Maisy, 18 who has various types of therapy for both obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder, and Professor Peter Fonagy, Chief Executive of Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Teens
This is a free to access resource, available through the Relate website. The information given is clear and concise, and the language used is easy to understand, so it should be accessible be everyone. This resource gives information in regards to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD. The information sheet is aimed at parents and carers, and is broken down into 2 sections. There first is an introduction to OCD, which covers some common indicators that a teen is suffering with OCD. The second section looks at what the parent and carers can do to help the child, this includes, speaking to their GP and seeking out further information. There is also links to further help offered by Relate, such as family counselling.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
If someone you love has a diagnosis of OCD, knowing how to support them can be hard. you may struggle to understand their experiences, or feel that their obsessions and compulsions get in the way of daily life but your support and understanding can make a big differences, and there are things you can do to help. This webpage from MIND sets out what you can do to support someone you care about who has OCD.
Parents Guide to OCD
This booklet is available through the OCD UK website, the resource is free to download and no login or subscription is needed to access the resource. The booklet is a 20 page guide for parents. There are many issues covered in this booklet including, what is OCD and whom does it affect?, symptoms to look out for, telling other people about the child’s OCD, getting help, and some parents stories.
Getting to know your OCD better: OCD Monitoring Form
Learning to gradually face your fears is one of the most effective ways to break the OCD cycle. It may be helpful to get to know what you are thinking and identify the triggers that bring on your obsessions and compulsions. You can keep track of the triggers you experience using this downloadable OCD monitoring form.