OCD Self-Help Resources

These self-help resources provide guidance and information and have all been quality assured by a Clinical Psychologist.

Resources for teens

  • 42nd Street | What is OCD? | This is a document that explains what OCD is and what support is available. Credit: 42nd
  • OCD Youth – For and by young people with OCD | About Us. This is a youth-led initiative that is run by ‘young people with OCD’ for ‘young people with OCD’. This group organises trips and outings, run online meetings, write articles and awareness resources, and produces videos and media. Credit: OCDYouth.

Resources for parents

Useful apps & websites

  • OCD UK: https://www.ocduk.org/
  • OCD Youth – A website run by young people with OCD for young people with OCD. They organise trips and outings, online meet ups and share resources to help those under 25 who have OCD: https://ocdyouth.org/about/

Useful Contacts

  • Childline: advice online or on the phone (any time or day) – 0800 111
  • Samaritans: advice on the phone (any time or day) – 116 123
  • The Mix/Get connected: advice on the phone for under 25s (1pm-11pm – 7 days a week) – 0808 808 4994
  • Young Minds Parent Helpline: detailed advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person up to the age of 25 – 0808 802 5544 (9:30am-4pm, Monday-Friday).
  • Webchat online support (aged 13-25) – speak to a mental health practitioner or a counsellor through weekly messages or a live text chat: https://www.42ndstreet.org.uk/young-people/one-to-one-support/webchat-online-support/

Resources with a cost