PSHE KS2 / KS3: OCD and depression - Annabel’s Story

This clip uses the testimony of a young girl called Annabel to create an intimate portrait of how coping with OCD can feel.

Annabel explains how her compulsions affect her daily life at school, at home and ultimately led her to reaching rock bottom before she received help.

The clip’s strong visuals will open up students’ eyes to how having an OCD can feel, the way it relates to stress and how classmates’ behaviour can affect a person suffering from OCD and depression.

This animation will be particularly useful for teachers to use in discussions about understanding others, how to deal with stress and loss, and what to do when feeling low.

This clip is from the series When I Worry About Things.

Teacher Notes

You could use the clip to start a discussion about what might make a person feel stressed or sad, and what they could do to help someone in Annabel’s situation.

Ask pupils if they know what OCD and depression are and how they might affect someone’s life.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching PSHE at KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Modern Studies 2nd Level in Scotland.

More from the series When I Worry About Things

Being a bully - Ariana's story
Anorexia - Kirsty's story
Being bullied - Jake's Story
Panic attacks - Luke and Jenny's story