Online program | By: This Way Up
The OCD Program is an online program developed by the team at THIS WAY UP from UNSW at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) consists of a mixture of obsessions, which are unwanted thoughts of doubt, harm or contamination that intrude into your mind and cause worry; and compulsions, like excessive washing or checking, to make sure the obsession cannot come true. Compulsions can be time consuming and difficult to control. OCD commonly begins in adolescence and can be disabling and distressing to live with.
This 6-lesson program is based on an effective psychological treatment for obsessions and compulsions called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (or CBT). It is designed to teach you proven strategies for tackling your symptoms and show you how to work with your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours so you can make a positive change in how you feel. It may be especially helpful to you if you’ve been previously diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and haven’t had CBT in the past.
NOTE: This online program is provided by one of Healthdirect Australia's trusted information partners. Please consider if this online program is appropriate for your own individual circumstances. There may be costs to use the online program or it may be free. You may also be charged for data from your telecommunications provider. For 24-hour health advice call healthdirect - 1800 022 222 or if you need help now these emergency and crisis helplines can provide immediate support.
Last reviewed: March 2022