Welcome to the Self Help Hub's guide to supporting services & resources - listed under this section O are resources supporting the following subject areas: OCD, online safety.  Click below to find more details of services.


Made of Millions
International organisations, offering information, support, education for young adults and above - from advocates' personal stories to expert advice, webinars and activities across a wide range of issues including OCD. Explores areas such as intrusive thoughts which come in countless forms around religious beliefs, sexuality, sex, relationships, bodily functions, violence, physical health, and many other themes. Often these intrusive thoughts are distressing and disturbing to the individual.

Intrusive thoughts tend to focus negatively on the things you actually care about most in life: children, pets, family, faith, career.

Some of the many subtypes of OCD explored on the site include Harm OCD, Contamination OCD, Suicidal OCD,  Paedophilia OCD and Relationship OCD.   Visit the site to find out more.

OCD Action
National charity for anyone with OCD.

OCD UK - 03332 127890
A charity supporting people living with and affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in the UK.

OCD Youth
A website written by young people with OCD for young people with OCD -aims to increase awareness and access to support for anyone under 25 affected by OCD.

SkinPick is a dedicated platform to treat and find support for excoriation disorder (dermatillomania). Includes links to the Skinpick app.

TLC Foundation for BFRB's
BRFBs are body focused repetitive behaviours which include hair pulling, nail biting and skin picking.  This website has information, tools and advice for a range of BRFB's.


You may also find it helpful to look at resources under S for Social Media in our A-Z Directory.

Anna Freud Centre - Managing Social Media Booklet (download)

Childnet Hub- for young people aged 11-18
In the Childnet Hub you’ll find top tips, competitions, blogs and advice to help you to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively.  Childnet also have hubs for primary age children and a parents area.

If you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way that someone has been communicating with you online make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors.

A site explaining the potential dangers of interactive services such as online chat, IM, games, emails and mobiles.

Childline - Report Remove Tool
Click here for Childline's free tool for under 18's to help remove unwanted nude images that have been shared online.  Watch the video about the tool here.

Digital Awareness UK 
@Digitalsisters (twitter)
Digital Awareness UK was founded by award-winning sisters and social media lovers Emma and Charlotte Robertson. Their love for technology coupled with their passion for combatting issues such as cyberbullying, sexting and addiction led them to create Digital Awareness UK. Today they have a team of tech savvy bloggers, hackers, YouTubers and developers who are on the ground in schools every day inspiring young people to be safe and responsible online and supporting parents. 
Click here to watch a special video message from Digital Awareness UK - in light of COVID/BLM

Get Safe Online
Advice and practical information to help you/your children to protect yourself online whether on the phone, PC or tablet, on social media, online shopping or banking and more.

Glitch - What to Do If You Experience Online Abuse Leaflet
A free guide from specialist charity Glitch who deal with online abuse including gender based abuse.

Internet Matters -
Pressure to be Perfect Toolkit: Online Safety & Wellbeing
Download this free guide made in association with Instagram to support safety and wellbeing online. 

Internet Watch Foundation
Work globally to remove images of child sexual abuse - you can anonymously and confidentially report here.

NHS - Self Care & Social Media Film
Cooped up and locked down, lots of us have clocked up some serious hours online. Jade Laurice and her friend KB share tips in this video on how to avoid getting stressed from your socials and what else they do to feel good.

Refuge Tech Safety Website - Tech Abuse & Advocacy Service
Avast (a global leader in digital security and privacy) and national domestic abuse charity Refuge have joined forces to help combat the growing threat of domestic abuse enabled by technology. Modern technology has given perpetrators new ways to stalk, isolate and control women using the easily access apps and devices.

Refuge Digital Break Up Tool 
This interactive tool is designed to provide awareness and understanding of the various digital platforms a partner might have access to, whether it’s social media accounts, online banking, or live location through apps such as Uber and Strava. The tool also provides women with the necessary knowledge to help them secure these digital platforms against potential tech abuse from a partner or ex-partner.

Report Harmful Content
This site helps empower anyone who has come across harmful content online to report it by providing up to date information on community standards and direct links to the correct reporting facilities across multiple platforms.  Harmful content may include things such as threats, impersonation, bullying and harassment, suicide/self harm content, violent content, online abuse, pornographic content or sexual communications. 

Safer Internet Centre
Discover the latest tips, advice and resources to help children and young people have a safe and positive time online - resources for 11-18 year olds click here.  Resources available for younger age groups, parents & carers and professionals too.

Share Checklist
Government website with top tips and advice about online content - before you like, comment or share content online, ask yourself… Does it look right? Does it sound right? Use the SHARE checklist  to help you spot false information.

Social Media - How to Report Abuse:
If you witness or experience harassment, bullying or safety concerns on social media you can report the problem on the platforms' reporting system - here are some links to explain how:
- Facebook
- Instagram
- Snapchat
- TikTok
- Twitter 
- You Tube

Think U Know
A site by NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline, offering support and advice so that you can safely enjoy the internet.  Different sites available to suit your age group. 

Revenge Porn Helpline
(for over 18's only) - 03456 000459
Dedicated to supporting all over 18's (adults) who have been victim of intimate image abuse. Provides free, non-judgemental and confidential advice and support via email and phone.

#ownyourfeed - Young Minds Social Media Management Tips
Enjoy a more positive social media experience with these tips from Young Minds about how to manage your online activities.

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