Anxiety Care UK is a community Organization based in Redbridge run by trained recovery support workers who provide a variety of services.


OCD is a national charity run by and for people with lived experience of OCD


Young Minds is an organization that supports and empowers young people with whatever challenges they may be facing

  • General information about OCD https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/conditions/ocd/
    • Covers symptoms, tips and advice, information on treatment, where to get help and more
  • Guides to support for young people: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide- to-support/
  • Young Minds Crisis Messenger: 24/7 crisis support across the UK by free texting YM to 85258
    • Run by trained volunteers that will listen to you and help you think through your feelings until you are calm
    • It is a free and anonymous service
  • Blog entries written by young people with OCD


OCD Action is a national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder




No Panic is a registered charity which help people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, OCD, and other related anxiety disorder and provides support.


OCD Youth aims to increase awareness and access to support anyone under the age of 25 affected by OCD

  • It is run by and for young people with OCD and organize trips, online meet-ups, campaigning activities, and produce a range of media and videos to improve awareness
  • General information and support: https://ocdyouth.org/support-info/
  • E-Helpline: A confidential and unbiased service offering help, information and support for young people under 25 who have OCD (or think they might have)
  • Online Youth Support Groups
    • Meets once a month on Skype



Childline offers advice and support for a range of problems for children and adolescents


The Mix is the UK's leading support service for young people. They are there to help you young people ages 25 and under on any challenge you're facing


Made of Millions


Side by Side is a supportive online community where you can be yourself and talk to others about the problems you are facing




Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem and campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding


  • Breaking Free from OCD: A CBT Guide for Young People and Their Families by Sarah Robinson and Cynthia Turner Jo Derisley, Isobel Heyman

o ISBN: 9781843105749

o Available in Redbridge Libraries: https://llc.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/redbridge/search/results?qu=9781843105 749&te=&lm=REDBRIDGE

  • What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD By Dawn Huebner—A CBT guide for younger children and their parents published by the American Psychological Association
  • Touch and Go Joe: An Adolescent’s Experience of OCD by Joe Wells

o ISBN: 9781843103912

  • Free from OCD: a workbook for teens by Timothy A Sisemore—recommended by OCD Action
  • Up and Down the Worry Hill by Aureen Pinto Wagner and Paul A Jutton
  • Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop by E Katia Moritz –recommended by OCDinkids.com
  • Can I tell you about OCD? by Amita Jassi
    • Available in Redbridge Libraries: https://llc.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/redbridge/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$0 02fERC_2092_680$002f0$002fERC_2092_680:OVERDRIVE:291281af-182f-4ce1-b2c9-





·GoHackify: Kick Childhood OCD to the Curb by GoZen!

  • Killing OCD Monsters by Mark Freeman
  • Let’s talk about CBT: CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (podcast) by Dr. Lucy Maddox Consultant Psychologist
  • In Conversation...OCD (podcast) by the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    • About this podcast: Jo Carlowe, a journalist has a conversation about OCD with Dr. Amita Jassi and Dr. Gazal Jones, Clinical Psychologists from the National and Specialist Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Service for Children and Young People,

Psychiatrist from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust






  • SAM: Self-help for anxiety management
    • Developed in collaboration with UWE Bristol
    • Helps understand what causes anxiety
    • Monitors anxious thoughts and behaviors over time via self-help exercises
    • Allows for experience sharing with other users
    • http://sam-app.org.uk/
  • Live OCD Free: interactive app designed to guide users through the evidence-based treatment, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for COD
    • Provides a cognitive toolkit, ERP reminders an guide
    • Free
  • Calm: award winning meditation app to help with sleep, increasing confidence, reducing stress and anxiety
    • Contains guided meditations, breathing exercises, relaxing music, sleep stories, masterclasses and many more
    • Some features are free but full access costs 7.99/month
  • Headspace: mindfulness/meditation app which helps you train your mind to experience less stress, better sleep, focus and improved relationships
    • Contains a 30-day pack focussing on anxiety and a 2minute SOS session designed to help in moments of high anxiety



Anxiety and Depression Association of America


Royal College of Psychiatrists







Child Mind Institute: dedicated to young people mental health


MindEd for families offers advice and information from experts to help understand what problems occur, what you can do to support your family, and how to take care of yourself


Nip in the Bud work with mental health professionals to produce short films and fact sheets to help parents and carers recognize potential mental health conditions.




Young Minds support and empower young people and their families with whatever challenges they may be facing

  • Offer a parent’s helpline for if you are worried about a child or young person ages 25 and under

o Call: 0808 802 5544


Anxiety Canada:

International OCD Foundation

  • Has a section dedicated to parents and families that contains various webpages containing general information, advice on how to talk to your child or teen about OCD, findings the right therapist and much more
  • https://kids.iocdf.org/for-parents/


  • OCD in Children by Nip in the Bud
  • OCD: advice for parents by the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
    • About this video: Dr Isobel Heyman, Consultant Psychiatrist from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides advice for parents who are worried their children might have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCJLjTGhcd4
  • OCD: assessment and treatment by the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
    • About this video: Dr Isobel Heyman, Consultant Psychiatrist from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust describes what assessment and treatment involves for young people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fo8snUyA54
  • Explaining OCD by the International OCD Foundation




Child Mind Institute has resources for educators to help them identify and respond effectively to children with signs of a mental health disorder and offer…


OCD Action


Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families:



Anxiety and Depression Association of America


Anxiety Canada