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Distressing, upsetting, stressful, debilitating and disabling are all words used to describe how OCD can make someone feel and why the illness is listed amongst the top ten most debilitating illnesses by the World Health Organisation.
Lynsey and Sam running the 2010 British 10K for OCD-UK
OCD-UK is only able to function through the generosity of our members fundraising efforts, so why not get fit, and fundraise for OCD-UK at the same time by participating in a fundraising run in 2013.
Become a member of OCD-UK to receive your copy of Compulsive Reading
It's with great pleasure we confirm the latest issue of our members magazine, Compulsive Reading, and what's more, in addition to the great content.
Our online OCD support forums.
Our community support discussion forums are a place where we facilitate a safe environment for people affected by OCD to communicate with each other.
Watch our 'Understanding OCD' Awareness video.
We hope that our video featuring Coronation Street actor Ian Puleston-Davies talking about his own OCD will offer hope and inspiration to the estimated 741,504 children and adults living with OCD here in the UK.
Some of our East Midland volunteers
Some of our lovely volunteers pictured taking part in our 'Are you a little bit OCD?' awareness and anti-stigma project in Nottingham.
Break Free From OCD - Book Review
The press release for the book describes this as a practical guide written by three leading CBT experts which enables you to make sense of your symptoms, and gives a clear plan to help you conquer OCD. The book does not fail to offer that!
Locked is a short OCD film
Locked is a short OCD film, partly based on the OCD experiences of OCD-UK trustee, Claire Gellard and which previously won an award at the 2012 Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.
Continuing our commitment to provide OCD conferences around the whole of the UK, we are proud to announce that for 2015 we will be hosting our annual conference in York on Saturday 14th November.
Paul Salkovskis in Devon - 2013
Riding from John O' Groats to Land's End, therapists and people with OCD working together with one united aim, raising awareness of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
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Welcome to OCD-UK

OCD-UK is the leading national charity, independently working with and for almost one million children and adults whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Our vision is one of a society where everyone affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder should receive the most appropriate, and the highest quality standards of care, support and treatment.

Read more about OCD-UK

South West volunteers needed during May

Volunteers needed for awareness raising events to be held in partnership with South West Trains during May 2015.

South West trains recognise the importance of championing mental health and, as such, have asked OCD-UK, along with other mental health charities to attend several events they are running for Mental health Awareness Week (11th – 17th May 2015).

We need volunteer support for these events (click read more for the dates). We will be talking to the general public about OCD, challenging any stigmatic attitudes we experience and offering information, advice and guidance where necessary. We will be gifting freebies to incentivise our conversations and fundraising too, so there are lots of different ways you can get involved. Volunteers must be able to travel and over 16. So if you can attend one, or more of these events please do get in touch!

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York OCD Conference 2015

Once again in 2015 we are continuing our commitment to provide OCD conferences around the whole of the UK. We are proud to announce that for 2015 we will be hosting our annual OCD conference in the beautiful and historic walled city of York on Saturday 14th November.

We have already lined up a superb array of OCD specialist health professionals and inspirational speakers covering a diverse range of OCD related topics. We are extremely excited about the programme we are planning, and we hope that you will be too. Confirmed speakers already include Professor Mark Freeston, Karina Lovell and Dr Claire Lomax, and we will have people with OCD sharing their experiences of successfully living with their OCD. Our full agenda will be added to this webpage by the end of May. Click the read more link to book.

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RideLondonSurrey 100

Chaney completes the 2014 RideLondonSurrey100 - Do you want to cycle the RideLondon 100?

Entry Deadline - 5th May. Event Date: Sunday 2nd August 2015

Follow in the tracks of Bradley Wiggins, Lizzie Armitstead and Mark Cavendish to become an OCD-UK cycling hero. Taking inspiration from the Olympic road race, be part of the first Olympic legacy event and join over 20,000 cyclists to take part in an epic 100mile cycle ride along London's closed roads.

Lead out the greats when you take on a cycling challenge like no other through the closed roads of London and the Surrey Hills in the summer. Just hours before the world’s top cyclists race the RideLondon Classic, 20,000 cyclists will have the chance to cycle a modified version of the London 2012 Olympic Road Race. This new event offers a unique opportunity to become part of cycling history.

The RideLondon 100 is a perfect ride for club and recreational cyclists. Slower cyclists can enjoy a challenging ride while faster riders will relish the opportunity to pit themselves against the country’s top amateurs. With leg-testing climbs and a route recently made famous by the world’s best cyclists, this promises to be truly spectacular event for all involved. As well as an opportunity to take on a personal challenge in completing the course, participants’ involvement will benefit good causes - RideLondon aims to be the largest charity fund-raising cycle race in the world.

The RideLondon100 will finish in iconic central London, shortly before the pro riders race in the Classic event on a similar route. The RideLondon 100 will start in wave starts between 06:00 and 08:00. Participants will be seeded, with their starting position indicative of ability and fitness, to deliver a safe and enjoyable event for all. All participants will need to be able to finish the 100 miles within around 9 hours in order to finish safely in advance of the RideLondon Classic finish and ride safely within a large group.

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Workshop: Stress, Anxiety and Signs of OCD in Children and Young People

This event is independent of OCD-UK. We provide this listing for information purposes only and is not necessarily an endorsement for the event.

 

Evening workshop for parents, carers and concerned professionals dealing with children and young people struggling with stress, anxiety and OCD-type behaviours. A not-for-profit event by the Healthcare On Demand team.

Location: Healthcare on Demand - Eastgate Gardens, Guildford, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4AZ. (Click for directions).
Date: Tuesday 12th May, 17.30- 21.00.
Presenter: Led by Dr Lucy Hale (CPsychol, BPS Chartered Clinical Psychologist, HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist)
Workshop Cost: £30 with proceeds being donated to OCD-UK.
Booking Information: Click to visit Healthcare on Demand website.

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Anxiety during pregnancy or postnatal period

Research by The study is being conducted by Dr Fiona Challacombe at King’s College London and the Maudsley Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT).

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED AN ANXIETY PROBLEM DURING PREGNANCY OR THE POSTNATAL PERIOD (1 year after birth)?

A survey of women’s experiences of anxiety diagnosis and treatment.

Perinatal anxiety is very common, but appears to be under-recognised. There is currently very little information about the identification and treatment of perinatal anxiety (anxiety that occurs during pregnancy or after the baby is born). We are conducting a survey to find out about women’s experiences of anxiety diagnosis and treatment during pregnancy and the postnatal period in order to identify helpful practice and also areas which might be improved.

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Cheaper cost to call the OCD-UK Information Line

We have today introduced an alternative to our 0845 120 3778 call number with the introduction of a cheaper 0345 alternative (0345 120 3778), helping cut costs of telephone calls for the public. 0345 numbers are charged at the same local rate that it costs to call a 01 landline number, often free from many call allowance packages.

OCD-UK will partly subsidise the introduction of the 0345 number, which is why your donations are more important than ever before.

Those calling our existing 0845 number may already be benefiting from free calls to 0845 numbers on many BT/landline call packages, however our new 0345 numbers will save money for even more callers who can call 0345 numbers from within their allowed call package allowance including from within mobile call package allowances, meaning for many people calling our charity will be completely free of charge to you.

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