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Here are the resources we found for obsessive compulsive disorder for young people:
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OCD and Depression – Annabel’s story – When I Worry about Things
(Featured resource)Suitable for teaching 8 to 13s. A powerful animated film about a girl who developed nervous tics, OCD and depression after a period of upheaval, and how she learnt to cope.
WARNING: Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting.
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.
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.
Zumos What is Zumos?
I have problems with compulsive behaviour
Resisting compulsive behaviour doesn’t work. Understanding the roots of your compulsion, then knowing how to deal with that knowledge, is your key to moving forward. This message from Zumos will help you take control and show you how to deal with this behaviour.
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.
(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.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.
Big White Wall
Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.
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.
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Talking to your Teachers about your OCD
Talking to anyone about your mental health isn’t easy. OCD and school are not a match made in heaven, in fact, they are more like a marmite and ketchup sandwich - a nightmare. If you suffer from OCD, it’s not your fault. Teachers are some of the most understanding people, this webpage shares a couple of tips for getting help from teachers if you’re still in education.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects people when they are troubled by obsessions and compulsions of some kind. Obsessions are unwanted thoughts that will repeat themselves with you having any control over them. While compulsions are when you have a strong feeling that you must do something.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder, also known as OCD, is a common form of anxiety disorder while involves distressing, repetitive thoughts. That makes obsessive compulsive disorder particularly difficult to make sense of or to explain to other people.