Taking part in research

Research can play a part to remove stigma, raise awareness, improve services for mums with perinatal OCD and understand more fully the impact of having this disorder on the mum and possibly the wider family.

If you have any ideas about research that you feel could help improve our understanding and access to services please email us on info@maternalocd.org

Please see our Latest Research section for an up to date list of research and see below opportunities and how to get involved:

Are you a mum with OCD?
Is your child under 18 months?

We want to investigate unique factors that have been suggested by mothers to potentially influence the development of perinatal OCD. Through this research, we hope to raise greater awareness and understanding of perinatal OCD so that those at risk can be identified earlier and be supported more successfully.

My name is Beth and I am a Research Assistant for this unique online study looking at the potential predictors of perinatal OCD. This research is being supported by Nottingham Trent University.

You are eligible to participate in this research if:
• You are a mother
• You have a child under 18 months old
• You have perinatal OCD, extremely anxious thoughts regarding your child OR little/no anxious thinking

If you would like to find out more and take part in this 30-45 minute study, please click the link: https://ntupsychology.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eUONZq1sTx0Un5z

If you take part, you can be entered into a prize draw to win a Debenhams voucher. There are 2 x £50 and 4 x £15 vouchers up for grabs!

If you have any further questions and would like to contact the research team, please contact me on:

Email: bethany.huntington2013@my.ntu.ac.uk

Are you the partner of a mum with OCD?
Is your child under 3 years?

We want to learn more about your experiences in order to better support mums and dads in this situation.
My name is Joe and I am the Lead Researcher for this unique study looking at fathers’ perspectives of perinatal OCD. The research is being supported by the Universities of Coventry and Warwick.
You may be eligible to participate in the research study if:

• You are a father
• You have a child under 3 years old
• Your partner (the mother) has a diagnosis of OCD

If you would like to find out more about the research study and could be available for an informal 45 minute interview in London, Coventry or through Skype (England and Wales only) at a time convenient for you, please contact me on:

Email: poolej9@uni.coventry.ac.uk
Joe Poole Trainee Clinical Psychologist