About the OCD Stop Program

is designed to help you understand more about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and to learn strategies to better manage OCD. You will learn range of techniques to help you change your behaviour and thinking styles, to put you on the road to improving the management of OCD.

This course is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and has been developed by psychologists and researchers from the National eTherapy Centre.


What to Expect?


The OCD STOP! program has 12 modules that you can do in your own time and have access to for 12 months.

Our program combines Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) with exposure and response prevention therapy (ERPT) which is considered the most effective treatment for OCD. It provides information about OCD and introduces skills and strategies that can help you to:

·         Improve your understanding of OCD

·         Learn practical techniques to manage anxiety in OCD

·         Discover ways to manage intrusive thoughts

·         Be guided through exposure and how to manage your responses

·         Learn how to maintain the gains from the course.

CBT for OCD can reduce or eliminate the obsessions and/or rituals associated with feared situations by teaching you how to approach those situations without performing those mental and behavioural actions.

How do I use the OCD STOP! program?


You can enroll in the OCD STOP! program after signing up for an account with Mental Health Online.


You can work through the OCD STOP! program by yourself or with support from one of our therapists. You can use the program in a flexible way, in your own time, and in a way that fits into your week. To get the most out of the program, we recommend committing a few hours a week to learn from the program materials and to practice the skills and strategies they introduce.

Considering therapist support?


If you reside in Australia, you can also sign up to our free Therapist Assist option to access 12 weeks of support from our therapists while you use the program.

If you choose this option you will talk with one of our therapists over the phone before beginning your program. During your program you will receive weekly email support from your therapist. You will also have the option of adding up to four live sessions with your therapist via our secure video and chat platform.


Is this program right for me?


The OCD STOP! program may be most helpful for people who experience mild to moderate OCD symptoms. It has been created for people who are:


·         Over the age of 18 years

·         Australian residents


You can also complete our online mental health assessment called the e-PASS which will make recommendations about the program that might be right for you.


If you experience severe OCD symptoms you may like to talk to your GP or mental health professional about whether the OCD STOP! program is right for you.



How do I get started?


Making changes to support our mental health can be challenging and it takes time. We recommend putting aside a few hours each week to read about and work on the skills in the OCD STOP! program.


To get started sign up here


Mental Health Online is not a crisis service. If you are currently suicidal, are in crisis, or are in need of immediate help please contact one of the services listed here.

If you would like to talk to one of our team about if this is right for you, contact our team at contactmho@swin.edu.au

Last Updated : 22-Dec-2021