7: Claire talks to Emma & Debbie about OCD (CO-ASSIST)

In this episode, we hear Claire Muller chatting with Emma Sowden and Debbie Robinson. Emma is a Project Researcher and Debbie is a Parent Co-Researcher working on a project called CO-ASSIST, which aims to undertake development work to better support parents/carers of children with OCD. Among other things, they chat about the nature of the illness, the realities of supporting a child with OCD and their research findings for the project.

CAMHS Digital is a research unit within the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS foundation trust. Our focus is in developing digital technologies aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families. If you’d like to learn more about CAMHS.digital, visit our website. Thank you for listening!

As mentioned in the episode, you can find more information and the contact details of OCD-related charities and support groups below:

  • OCD-UK


OCD-UK are a service user-led charity and provide support for all people affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Whether you are directly suffering yourself, or you care for and love someone who is, we are here to help.

  • Anxiety UK


Anxiety UK, established in 1970, provides a range of information and support services for anyone affected by Anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression.

  • OCD Action

OCD Action’s Helplines are here to provide information and support around OCD and related conditions, their treatments and how to access them. We support anyone affected by OCD and related conditions, including loved ones. OCD Action also provides a range of online/phone peer support groups. Details of these can be found on the OCD Action website: ocdaction.org.uk


0300 636 5478


Youth e-Helpline (ages 14-25)


This study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme of part of the NIHR (Grant Reference Number: NIHR2000720). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

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