The information provided on the homepage for this website (‘OCD? Not Me!’) is intended for information purposes only. This information is not intended to treat or diagnose Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or any other mental health problem.
Potential participants in the OCD? Not Me! program are required to undergo an online assessment to evaluate whether the program is suitable for their needs. Registering your interest in the program does not guarantee you or your young person access to the program. In the event that the program is deemed unsuitable for you or your young person’s needs, you will be notified and recommendations for alternative treatment services will be provided.
Services provided on this website (‘OCD? Not Me!’) are provided by Curtin University. They are intended for young people aged 12-18 years who are suffering from OCD, and their families (participants).
The services of the OCD? Not Me! website will not be appropriate for participants who:
- Are experiencing a mental health crisis
- Are at risk of harm
- Require more intensive, specialised services than those provided by OCD? Not Me!
If you or your young person require psychological assistance now, we encourage you to call Kids Helpline on1800 55 1800 or contact your GP for referral to the appropriate services.
If you require crisis support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
2.1.1 Screening Assessment
The online psychological screening assessment provided through OCD? Not Me! is a pre-requisite to obtaining treatment through the program. If the online screening determines that OCD? Not Me! is inappropriate for your current symptoms, you are advised to consider the recommendations provided by OCD? Not Me! to seek alternative assistance. The OCD? Not Me! screening process has been developed by expert practitioners to evaluate participant’s suitability for this program. However, this assessment cannot take the place of face-to-face clinical assessment by a mental health professional.
2.1.2 OCD Treatment Program
The OCD? Not Me! program is an 8 week program comprised of evidence-based treatment modules, interactive online activities, and weekly automated feedback. It is provided free of charge to eligible participants.
The OCD? Not Me! program is designed as a self-help program and is not therapist-assisted, meaning that you or your young person will not be able to interact directly with a therapist by accessing the program. While this program is based on the gold-standard treatment available for OCD, and there are a number of benefits of using an online program, it is not intended to take the place of face-to-face treatment. If at any time you believe that the OCD? Not Me! program is inappropriate for your or your young person’s needs or you have concerns about your or your young person’s health, you are advised to seek the services of an appropriate health care professional.
2.1.3 Compliance and Liability
The services provided by OCD? Not Me! are provided in accordance with Australian laws and health practice standards. Curtin University, and their employees and agents shall accept no liability for any act or omission occurring in reliance on the information on this website and for any consequences of any such act or omission.
2.1.4 Modification or Discontinuance
The OCD? Not Me! service providers reserve the right to modify or discontinue the website or its services at any time without notice to participants, and without any liability. The OCD? Not Me! service providers hold no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data or information.
2.2. Security and Confidentiality
The OCD? Not Me! website adheres to industry best practices, and stores passwords using the strongest possible encryption. However, as with any internet service, it is not possible for this website to protect users against all possible breaches of internet security. It is participants’ responsibility to ensure that their login details for using this website are kept secure and not shared with any third party.
As a participant you are responsible for all website access using your login details, whether you have authorised this or not. In the event that you become aware your login details have been used without authorisation, you must contact the OCD? Not Me! web personnel at [email protected].
All data collected by the OCD? Not Me! website is kept confidential and is only accessible by the OCD? Not Me! program staff. As a participant, you are responsible for keeping any data you download from the program confidential. Please take precautions to ensure that data you download cannot be accessed by a third party; please also be aware that even deleted files may still be accessed.
Any data collected by the OCD? Not Me! website may be used for the purpose of reporting service outcomes via publication and presentations. Any data used for such purposes will be de-identified, meaning that any data you provide as a participant will not be linked to any data that may identify you.
2.4 Registration and Withdrawal
As a participant you agree to provide truthful information when registering for the services provided by the OCD? Not Me! website and when completing online assessments. You may choose to withdraw from the program at any time, without any negative consequences.
As a participant, you agree to engage with the OCD? Not Me! program in a way that will make the program most beneficial for you. Please be aware that the program may not be of benefit to you if you are in a crisis situation, or are experiencing symptoms that require more specialised or intensive treatment than that provided by OCD? Not Me!, or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Participation involves completing assessments at pre and post treatment.
2.6 Violation of Terms
2.6 Country of Residence
The OCD? Not Me! program is intended for use by Australian residents. The program is linked in with services that are based in Australia, and as such, international residents will not be able to utilize the full functionality of the program. International residents who wish to participate in the program do so on the understanding that they will not be linked in with services in their area.
All information and materials on this website are protected by copyright. Copyright resides with Curtin University, except where otherwise indicated. Downloading any material or information is permitted solely for personal use. All other rights are reserved. If you wish to request further permission to use material contained on the OCD? Not Me! website, please contact the administration team at: [email protected]