Useful resources related to CBT and anxiety disorders

Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT; www.national.slam.nhs.uk/services/adult-services/cadat). National specialist anxiety disorders unit at the Maudsley Hospital. Website includes referral information. The unit and one of its current clinical directors, Professor David Veale, were featured in a 2018 BBC documentary about BDD, Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia.

Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit (www.national.slam.nhs.uk/services/adult-services/adru/). Specialist residential treatment unit for severe and treatment-refractory anxiety disorders.

Oxford Health Specialist Psychological Intervention Centre (OHSPIC; https://ohspic.web.ox.ac.uk). National specialist clinic in Oxford, directed by Professor Paul Salkovskis.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). IAPT services are the first port of call for psychological therapy on the NHS, for common mental health problems. You can find your local IAPT service at this website: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/other-services/Psychological-therapies-%28IAPT%29/LocationSearch/10008

The following organisations provide resources for people suffering from anxiety disorders, including support groups, information and advocacy. They sometimes also provide resources for carers and family members. Anxiety UK (www.anxietyuk.org.uk); OCD Action (www.ocdaction.org.uk); OCD UK (www.ocduk.org); BDD Foundation (www.bddfoundation.org).

NICE Guidelines (www.nice.org.uk/guidance). The Department of Health's evidence-based treatment recommendations for different types of health problem, including anxiety disorders.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)(www.babcp.com/Default.aspx). The lead organisation for CBT accreditation in the UK. Provides a register of accredited CBT therapists.

Articles and written materials on managing OCD/anxiety and Covid-19: click here for article I co-authored with Maudsley colleagues; click here for guide created by colleagues in Oxford.

House of Obsessive Compulsives. This is a 2005 Channel 4 documentary featuring founder and former clinical director of the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, Professor Paul Salkovskis, as well as a number of my current colleagues and clinicians who I have been supervised by. I often recommend this documentary to people with OCD as an illustration of how severely this condition can impact people's lives, and of the ability to overcome the problem. It is currently available on YouTube at this link: https://youtu.be/G28N4I17xdk