OCD-UK's Educational Webinar for Parents and Care Givers
About Our Webinars
The National Lottery Community Fund are supporting us to deliver our parents project in various cities and towns across the East Midlands, and we were due to deliver our very first workshop in Nottingham in March 2020. Just as we were preparing to deliver the workshop, we went into national lockdown. Our plans for the full day, face to face workshops were severely interrupted. Because of this, we made the decision to create a temporary 90-minute webinar with some key points to offer parents and care givers some education as we waited for the go ahead to deliver our full day workshops again. Now that we are in a position to start hosting our face-to-face workshops, the webinars will take more of a back seat. However, we know that for anyone who finds travel difficult, or lives too far outside of the East Midlands, the workshops aren’t easily accessible. Therefore, we have made the decision to continue to deliver the webinars every so often. The webinar is approximately 90 minutes with 30 minutes at the end for a Q&A (total 2 hours) and will cover the following topics:
• What is OCD
• How OCD works
• Reassurance Seeking & Accommodating OCD
What is the difference between the webinar and workshop?
The webinar is an online presentation with key information about OCD, it sends parents and caregivers away equipped with valuable information to better understand OCD, how it works, and ways respond to OCD at home in ways that aren’t fuelling the OCD ‘bully’. Although we do welcome questions and offer a Q&A at the end of the session, the webinar is a presentation, therefore will not include any interactivity.
Unlike the webinars, the full day face to face workshops are interactive with a chance for parents to work together collaboratively with other parents by sharing learnings from one another in group activities. We will explore alternative ways to respond to OCD’s demands and discuss what the biggest challenges are when supporting a loved one with OCD. All of this is delivered in a safe space for parents and caregivers to open up and talk through what they struggle with the most, as we, the hosts, listen with empathy and understanding. The sections in the webinar are explored in more depth in an interactive approach during these workshops.