The Online Remote Behavioural Treatment for Tics study (‘ORBIT’ for short) is a four-year project funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment.

This project involves working with young people and their families to test out two new online behavioural treatments for tics and Tourette syndrome. These online treatments have already been tried out in Sweden. This study will see whether they are also useful for children and young people in England.

This project is a collaboration between the University of Nottingham, NIHR MindTech MedTech Co-operative, Great Ormond Street Hospital, University College London, and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Find out more here about the project background, aims, and what the study will look like.

If you are interested in taking part in the study, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or register your interest by joining the Tourettes Action Research Participant registry by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tics are uncontrolled and sudden physical movements and vocal sounds, and Tourettes syndrome (TS) is probably the best known tic disorder. TS is an inherited neurological condition and affects one school child in every hundred and is more common among boys. More than 300,000 children and adults are living with TS in the UK, which means that roughly one child in every hundred has TS. 

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The study team is based around the UK and in Sweden.

The project lead is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Phone: 0115 823 2438

Twitter: @NIHR_MindTech

Address: Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU.

Please see the links below for details on where to find further help, information and advice.

Tourettes Action is the leading support and research charity working to improve the lives of people living with Tourette syndrome in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Young Minds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Childline is a private and confidential counselling service for children and young people up to the age of 19.