OCD awareness news

We need your help, TODAY!

By Kylie Cloke, Chair of OCD-UK

For those of you who are members, and who have read the last edition of Compulsive Reading, you will have been enlightened on some of the work that OCD-UK has participated in over the past year. I am assuming that if you're reading this website that OCD has impacted on your own life in some way, and therefore I hope that our annual review has helped to reassure you that the charity is working in the right direction to make positive change for the OCD community.

My reason for writing this message is to ask for your help – members and non-members alike – to support our charity. As our annual review shows, we have not only successfully operated our charity with a minuscule amount of money , we are operating very frugally). We are extremely proud of what we can achieve with limited funds – however, these limited funds are becoming harder and harder to come by. And the crux of it all is, that without this money, OCD-UK will no longer be able to operate – and we need you to help us to ensure that this worry does not become a reality.

To put this in terms of time, we anticipate that without substantial financial support, OCD-UK will run out of money in early 2012, which demonstrates the importance of your membership donations and fundraising to support our charity.

Article posted on: Sun, 14/08/2011 - 8:01pm

Ben Barker - International Speedway Rider Supporting OCD-UK

Team GB international speedway rider Ben Barker promoting OCD-UK

OCD-UK are delighted to have Team GB international speedway rider Ben Barker promoting OCD-UK and doing his bit to raise awareness of OCD. 

Article posted on: Sun, 31/07/2011 - 4:48am

2011 OCD-UK Conference - Liverpool

Our venue is the fantastic new Art and Design Academy building.

Continuing our commitment to provide OCD conferences around the whole of the UK, we are proud to announce that for 2011 we will be hosting our annual conference in the North West, Liverpool to be precise, on Saturday 29th October.

Click here to view the full first draft of our conference agenda.

Article posted on: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 2:49am

Meet Nicole's Grump

Meet Nicole's Grump, she is mean! mean! mean!

Two years ago, OCD-UK launched our 'Jolly and Grump' booklet to help young children learn all about OCD. Since then children from all over have been showing us what they think their Grump looks like.

Article posted on: Mon, 07/03/2011 - 8:03pm

OCD-UK Welcome New Patron

Ian Puleston-Davies on the Corrie set

During our annual conference in Cambridge during December, we heard about the OCD experiences of the writer and actor Ian Puleston-Davies, who later admitted that standing on stage on Saturday was far more nerve wracking than his forthcoming live episode of Coronation Street, which aired in December.

Ian spoke very candidly about his own experiences of OCD, which still plague him today, and how they partly inspired him to co-write the comedy drama about a character with OCD, Dirty, Filthy, Love which was shown on ITV in 2005.

Article posted on: Wed, 02/02/2011 - 9:19am

Claire's Marathon Effort for OCD-UK

Claire's marathon effort on behalf of OCD-UK.

"Believe it or not, but these little legs are in for the biggest challenge of their life as I run 26.2 (the .2 is the hardest I am told) painstaking miles. Yes, on the 17th April I shall be running, wheezing and stumbling the Virgin London Marathon" and OCD-UK trustee, Claire Gellard is looking for your help to reach her sponsorship target of raising £2000 for OCD-UK.

Click here to visit Claire's sponsorship page at Virgin Money Giving, and to read more about her marathon effort on behalf of OCD-UK.

Article posted on: Wed, 02/02/2011 - 4:02am

New Awareness and self-help product - Cotton Bags

Our environmentally friendly cotton bags.

Our latest awareness and self-help tool are our environmentally friendly cotton bags, which are lightweight, foldable, reusable and biodegradable and ideal for carrying magazines and folders. The bag carries an OCD awareness message printed on one side, and the other side is purposely left blank for times when you prefer discretion. The bags carry the message 'Just a thought?', which is the popular initiative from OCD-UK to raise awareness of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Article posted on: Tue, 01/02/2011 - 5:21am


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