PSHE GCSE: Coping with obsessive compulsive disorder

A teenage boy called Joe is interviewed by BBC radio presenter Aled Haydn Jones.

He describes his experiences of obsessive compulsive disorder and how he has dealt with it.

The radio show is fictional, but the caller and his experiences are real.

Aled interviews clinical psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin about obsessive compulsive disorder among teenagers.

This clip is from the series Coping.

Teacher Notes

Students could create an awareness poster in groups, explaining to the general public what obsessive compulsive disorder is and what forms it could take.

The poster should also highlight what sort of help a person should try to seek if they think they have this disorder and where this help can be obtained.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching Modern Studies and PSHE and Citizenship, in particular for Healthy Lifestyles and Mental and Emotional Health, at GCSE and National 4/5 level (Scotland).