OCD is characterised by obsessive thoughts, impulses, or images and compulsions (overt or mental rituals) that are difficult to suppress and take a considerable amount of time and energy away from living your life, enjoying your family and friends or even doing your job or school work.
This link goes to a self-help guide run by the NHS is the UK. Therefore none of the phone numbers are relevant to Australia. If you need urgent help call 000. The tool is useful for mild to moderate symptoms.
OCD Action: Forum and therapy This forum is based in the UK but has a lot of resources available and looks to be well run. If you use it and don't think it is useful for Australians, please let us know and we will remove it.
Sometimes it can be hard to know what to do to support someone. You may feel stressed or scared you'll say the wrong thing.
Remember your main role in YourCrew is to listen, acknowledge and communicate support. That can mean calling a professional service such as Kids Helpline or, in an emergency, calling 000They can also guide you on what to do.
If you are under 18 years, you can also reach out to an adult or your Crew to help you support someone.