Holding on to Support

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This study has been reviewed, and approved, by University of Oxford, Central University Research Ethics Committee (CUREC) board (ref: R86617/RE001).


OCD Research

Research plays a significant role in helping us better understand Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and to further develop evidence-based treatments available for people living with OCD.

Whenever we are approached by a researcher we carry out our own due diligence, we have a duty to you our supporters, to protect your rights, dignity, well-being, valuable time and, of course safety. We ask questions of the research project and review thoroughly before we promote the research on our website. OCD-UK believes this policy on being selective in the research we promote ensures our supporters can have confidence in participation of this research listed below.

You can read our full policy on research promotion here.


Do you offer support to someone with OCD or hoarding difficulties?

We are looking for volunteers, aged 30+ years old, to answer a survey about offering support to individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or hoarding difficulties.

What is the purpose of the study?
Learning more about offering support to these individuals will help mental health services to plan more effective treatments and consider how best to involve those who support them.

What will participants be asked to do?
To take part, you must know the person with OCD and/or hoarding difficulties well, e.g., a family member or friend you have known for a number of years. The person must also be aged 30+ years old. You and the person being offered support must live in the UK.    Research participants who offer support will be asked to respond to a number of questions, most of which have multiple options. This should take about 30 minutes. No specialist background knowledge is required.

How to take part.
For more information or to access the research questionnaire, please click this link.  If you have any questions about the study after reading this information, please contact lead researcher James Dennis, Trainee Clinical Psychologist by emailing james.dennis@stx.ox.ac.uk



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