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Awareness of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

posted Aug 1, 2017, 3:17 AM by Rebecca Barker   [ updated Aug 1, 2017, 3:17 AM ]

Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious anxiety-related condition where a person experiences frequent intrusive and unwelcome obsessional thoughts, often followed by repetitive compulsions, impulses or urges.

The illness affects as many as 12 in every 1000 people (1.2% of the population) from young children to adults, regardless of gender or social or cultural background. In fact, it can be so debilitating and disabling that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has actually ranked OCD in the top ten of the most disabling illnesses of any kind, in terms of lost earnings and diminished quality of life.

Based on current estimates for the UK population, there are potentially around 741,504 people living with OCD at any one time.  

This course has been developed and mapped to:

  • The Government document - No Health without Mental Health
  • Skills for Care - The Common Core Principles to support good mental health and well-being in adult social care
  • NICE guidelines for OCD to improve the understanding of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,

We will explore the individual’s experience of living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and how to support them. The course will also challenge the myths and stereotypes surrounding the condition.  It will be delivered using a range of methods and resources including: Group discussions,  small group activities, case studies, scenarios and film:

Date -  Tuesday 8th August 2017          Time - 9.30am - 12.45pm     

Venue:   Liverpool Social Care Partnership CIC, West Derby Community Association, Lowlands, 13 Hayman’s Green, West Derby, L12 7JG.


Cost – LSCP Members (2017/18 membership paid)      £38.00

            Non-member                                                 £50.00    


Course content

  • What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • The causes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 
  • Understanding Anxiety 
  • The types of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 
  • Who is affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Please note that there is a limit of 3 free places per organisation that LSCP members can book, should you require more, we can place those names on a reserve list and contact you if we have the capacity to accommodate them.


If a delegate does not attend a course, and we have not been previously informed by email, the employer of that individual will still be invoiced for the applicable amount.


The costs includes learning materials, handouts, slides and certificates will be sent on receipt of payment. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served during the day, lunch however will not.


Attached is a flyer which give further details of the course, in addition to a booking form, should you wish to reserve places.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to call us on the number below.

To view the flyer please click here or to download a booking form please click here

Best Wishes,

Liverpool Social Care Partnership CIC
West Derby Community Association, Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, West Derby, L12 7JG
(0151) 270 1703