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Support groups, websites, and charities for specific mental disorders

There is a list of support resources (related to the conditions we treat) for patients, carers, and families below. The listing of a group or charity does not imply explicit endorsement, and we recognise that different people will find difference types of support helpful. We try to keep the list up-to-date, but we cannot list everything. The omission of a website or charity does not imply anything.

The websites and charities are grouped by disorder.


24-hour sources of support (Scotland)

If you need urgent mental health support outside your doctor's regular hours, you can call:

General information on mental disorders and treatment

Royal College of PsychiatristsRoyal College of Psychiatrists website

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional body for psychiatrists in the UK and is also a charity. It provides resources on a range of mental disorders and their treatment.


Mind (charity) website. Click to visit website.

Mind is a mental health charity based in England and Wales. It offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and also lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf. The charity also works to raise public awareness and understanding of issues relating to mental health.

Specialist (i.e. 'tertiary') services for OCD in England and Wales

A number of major OCD charities provide detailed information about specialist services on their websites. 'Tertiary' services refer to services that may be available if someone has not responded to treatment available in 'secondary' care (i.e. community mental health teams, CMHTs). These services are only available for patients living in England and Wales.

NHS Specialist OCD Treatment Services (OCD-UK)

Tertiary/ Specialist Level Care (OCD Action)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)



Image of the OCD-UK website. Click to visit website.

Information on all things OCD-related and advice about treatment from OCD-UK, a national charity. There's also a list of specialist services in England and Wales.

OCD Action

OCD Action website

Information on OCD and support groups from one of the UK's largest charities for OCD. They also have an annual conference.

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)

In ICD-11, OCPD is now referred to as 'Anankastia in personality disorder or personality difficulty'. However, 'anankastic' and 'obsessive-compulsive' traits and behaviours are essentially the same thing. More information about how personality disorder is classified in ICD-11 can be found in this paper, and in a range of other sources.

OCPD Foundation

OCPD Foundation website

Our mission is to raise awareness on the topic of OCPD (Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder), provide support for those whose lives are impacted by this personality disorder & to help lower the stigmas surrounding mental health issues.”



OCD-UK website showing information on OCPD.

Information on OCPD and advice about treatment from OCD-UK, a national charity.


Autism Spectrum Disorder

National Autistic Society (Scotland)

National Autistic Society Scotland website

The NAS is a national charity that provides support, advice, accreditation, and guidance for individuals with autism and their families.

Last Updated on 30 May 2024 by David Christmas
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