Monthly Archives: March 2014

Resources for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Are you looking to broaden your understanding of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? You may be facing the challenges of recovery, or be looking to improve your own knowledge in order to help a loved one with their own recovery.

We already have some useful fact sheets available on our resources pages, but you may also want to check out the following links for more information and guidance:

The International OCD Foundation has an excellent fact sheet on all things OCD. The organization is based in the US and so some of the statistics relate to American studies only. However, for an overview of the major issues relating to OCD and recovery it is a great resource.

You can check it out here: http://www.ocfoundation.org/uploadedFiles/WhatYouNeed_09.pdf

Please note – this fact sheet also includes information about medication. Any questions you may have about medication should be first discussed with your GP or a qualified psychiatrist.

The team over at the Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC) also have an excellent fact sheet full of information on OCD.

You can access their resources here: http://www.adavic.org.au/PG-fact-sheets-obsessive-compulsive-disorder.aspx

Please note – ADAVIC is based in Victoria, Australia. The specific support groups and treatment centres recommended by ADAVIC are not available in South Australia. To find a support group in SA, contact us directly on 1800 809 304 or email us at pace@centacare.org.au

Great resources for monitoring your recovery progress…

Our peer workers are always finding new resources from right around the world to help with managing recovery. One great place to find useful resources for tracking your recovery progress is:

http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/freedownloads2.htm

They have stacks of therapy worksheets and CBT tools which you can download and use to track your recovery.

They have worksheets for tracking your daily mood, personal wellness, social anxiety, panic attacks and eating. They even have worksheets for crisis management, and for establishing and tracking your goals.

So if you’re looking to do some planning with your future wellness, record your success with a particular challenge or simply just keep track your daily mood, there’s loads of useful material.

Check it out!

PACE at the UniSA Campus Day

Members of the PACE team will be at the UniSA Campus Day this Friday March 21st in Adelaide. Festivities begin from 12pm onwards so if you’re in the city and want to come down and find out more about PACE services then you can come and check out our booth at UniSA City East Campus.

We’ll have stacks of information about our services for panic anxiety, generalized anxiety, eating disorders, OCD, social anxiety and hoarding disorder. Come and find out more.

See you there!