OCD support and resources for children and young people
Begin with chat about both charities
Unstuck OCD Kids Movie - This documentary is incredible and that's just the start of this fabulous families advocacy. They campaign tirelessly to help spread awareness and improve the lives of young people with OCD. It's run by Chris Baeir, the father of two daughters - one of whom had OCD. Their facebook page includes interviews with young people with OCD and the girls are amazing, often doing their own advocacy work talking about the sibling role in recovery and also giving a voice to the siblings without OCD, who are having to live alongside the condition too.
A lot of their work includes siblings and how to beat OCD together as a family. They are incredible and wonderful resources.
Natasha Daniels: Anxious toddlers to Anxious Teens - Ignore the website title, this website is for all young people. Natasha hosts a wonderful podcast (I've spotted Chris from Unstuck Kids Movie on there too). It would take all day for me to discribe the reources and information on offer here so it'll be worth you just checking it out yourself - its jam-packed with helpful information. Some elements require payment, there are courses available, but the majority of information is free.
I'm going to start each section by linking to the charity's websites. They will have fully vetted the books, you can support the charities while shopping and also OCD UK send you a copy of their latest Compulsive Reading Magazine with each purchase of over £10.
So here we go:
These three are part of the same series and are wonderful - aimed at 6-12 year olds.
There are also books on bedtime worries, feelin negative or 'grumpy', anger, and more. Please note most of these books are workbooks so if you want to buy used it would be a good idea to check they haven't been written in.
Dawn Huebner who writes many of these books also writes books for older children. A list of her books are here.
Standing Up to Ocd Workbook for Kids: 40 Activities to Help Children Stop Unwanted Thoughts, Control Compulsive Behaviors, and Overcome Anxiety - Due 26th November 2019. Available for pre order.