Tayler CresswellBig up to Channel 4 and Jon Richardson for last week’s A Little Bit OCD, which was broadcast on Tuesday night. It’s part of their 4 Goes Mad season which aims to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. The programme topped the Twitter trending topics as it aired and grabbed the top slot for 16-34s with 1.6m viewers on the night.

A Little Bit OCD, fronted by Jon Richardson, gave a fascinating, sympathetic and gentle insight into this condition which can be incredibly debilitating. As the show went out I followed the steady stream of tweets from those watching with me which offered a second narrative. Emotions ranged from shock, empathy and recognition. It seems that people came away profoundly moved by the stories of those living with the condition.

It was great to see the involvement of mental health charities – in particular, Time To Change – not only with advising the programme-makers, but actively tweeting on the night. They made the most of the hashtag, making it easy for viewers to find help, advice and information.

Channel 4 and the programme-makers deserve praise for making this series well researched, talked about (in the press as well as social media) and accessible.

Below is our Storify of tweets from the night.

The programme is available online for a few weeks, so watch it on 4oD if you missed it!

Read Lucy Mangan’s review in The Guardian