If you are a person of colour with lived experience of OCD or a related condition, or a relative of theirs, we would hugely appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete OCD Action’s survey.
OCD Action have a vision of a time where OCD and related conditions (such as BDD) are well understood, and everybody can access the treatment they need, when they need it. However, they recognise that achieving this vision is impossible without addressing the significant barriers, prejudice, and discrimination that global ethnic majority groups frequently face within mental health settings in the UK. OCD Action have shared with us their deep concerned at the clear evidence that people of colour are underserved by OCD services, and their determination to see this change.
OCD Action has recently established a co-production panel, who are collectively working to ensure OCD Action provide the best support possible for people who face intersectional disadvantage, in particular people of colour living with OCD and related conditions (such as BDD). The panel is made up of volunteers from Black and Asian backgrounds who have lived experience of OCD, as well as OCD Action staff members across all areas of the organisation.
To help improve OCD Action services and understand barriers to wider NHS services OCD Action and their co-production panel have created a short survey to gather the opinions and experiences of people of colour living with OCD and related conditions (such as BDD) regarding their experiences with mental health services.
If you are a person of colour with lived experience of OCD or a related condition (such as BDD), or a relative of theirs, we would hugely appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete OCD Action’s survey.
Your voice, lived experience and ideas are so important in ensuring change is realised, and that in the future, everyone gets the treatment they need, when they need it. The findings from this survey will also contribute to improving BDDF services and understanding where we can better serve those facing intersectional disadvantage.
NOTE from OCD Action: We acknowledge that the terms ‘people of colour’/’POC’ and ‘Global Ethnic Majority Groups’ are far from perfect terms as they group together of people who have a wide variety of very different experiences. We know that this needs to be broken down so we can understand the experiences, challenges and barriers each group experiences and we aim to do this over the life course of this work. Our co-production panel thought carefully about language and could not identify an inclusive term that better reflected the diversity of our lived experiences. If you have views on our use of language, please do share this as part of our survey or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.