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Ian Puleston-Davies talks to the Mirror about his OCD and Corrie

Tough role: Ian worries about TV scenes

Ian Puleston-Davies is best known as tough Coronation Street builder Owen Armstrong but in real life the 55-year-old actor has suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder since childhood.

Here Ian, who lives in Cheshire with his partner Sue, their seven-year-old daughter Maggie and two-year-old son Charlie, tells Sue Crawford how the condition has blighted his life but how he’s finally beating it...

Article posted on: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:11pm Read more...

Soap and Water

Soap and Water by Hannah Brennan

Sitting here in the OCD-UK office browsing through our email inboxes we regularly receive blogs and films to review, and just occasionally we receive something which makes us really take notice, and this short film written by Hannah Brennan achieves just that! A very powerful short film that discusses the feelings behind OCD.

Soap and Water is an exploration of OCD from the point of view of two people who have recovered. The film doesn't follow a traditional plot, but follows two unnamed characters, played by Lily Morgan and Rory Barnes, as they explore the emotions, stigma and development of OCD.

Article posted on: Tue, 01/04/2014 - 2:59pm Read more...

Behind a Mind - London

Behind a mind host an OCD event in London

In February of this year, director of the fantastic short OCD film Locked and OCD-UK Trustee Claire Gellard launched a brand new Mental Health project called Behind a Mind, a project funded by The Maudsley Charity and has been designed to raise awareness and understanding of mental health using film, animation and expert talks.

The first feature for a Behind a Mind event was OCD, and took place at the Ortus Centre in London on Monday 10th February which featured first hand OCD presentations:

Article posted on: Thu, 20/03/2014 - 1:06pm Read more...

The “Are You A Little Bit OCD?” Project Volunteering

We are now seeking volunteers for our East Midlands based project

This project will give volunteers with first or second hand experience of OCD the opportunity to engage the general public in discussions on how OCD, and associated mental health problems, can impact on those that suffer with the illness. These discussions will take place at events held in public venues across the East Midlands during the next 15 months.

By sharing knowledge gained through personal experience at these events, our volunteer team will help the general public to increase their understanding about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and other associated mental health problems, challenging negative stigma, and ultimately reduce the effect of OCD on the lives of those that suffer. Our volunteer team will also gather important information about public attitudes towards mental health, which will assist future anti-stigma and education projects to target their efforts more effectively.

Article posted on: Wed, 19/03/2014 - 8:15pm Read more...

Meet the Team: Beth Hemus

Beth, part of the OCD-UK team

"My new post at OCD-UK is one that I consider to be an absolute privilege. I am co-ordinating the charities' new anti-stigma campaign, "Are You A Little Bit OCD?", to be held across the East Midlands over the next 15 months. My formal interview was a refreshing experience, being one of the first times that I could openly discuss my mental health issues, without fear of discrimination, during a recruitment process. I have worked in the voluntary and community sector for several years now, supporting vulnerable children, young people and adults with mental health issues, learning and behavioural challenges. I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to invest my skills in an area of work so close to my own heart.

"I have experienced intrusive thoughts for as long as I can remember; as a child, I developed mental rituals in an attempt to supress the anxieties and fears that these thoughts created. As my confusion and misery grew, so did my OCD, and for a long time I felt trapped in a complex web of mental health problems and unhealthy and damaging behaviours. I suffered for years and did not connect with any form support until I was a young woman, receiving CBT in my mid 20's. This life changing experience gave me the tools I needed to manage my own recovery.

Article posted on: Thu, 27/02/2014 - 7:40pm Read more...

East Midlands Project Leader Required – Are you a little bit OCD

The Are you a little bit OCD? is funded by Time to Change

Project Leader – ‘Are you a little bit OCD?’

Thanks to funding from the mental health anti-stigma programme, Time to Change, we are launching a brand new East Midlands project. The Are you a little bit OCD? project will engage the public in conversation about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) through the use of a fun and quirky ‘sofa zone’ which will be set up in public spaces across the East Midlands, and we are now recruiting a project leader to manage this project.

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Article posted on: Tue, 29/10/2013 - 2:54pm Read more...

New East Midlands project to get people talking about OCD

Funded by the mental health anti-stigma programme, Time to Change.

Next week is OCD Awareness Week (14th-20th October) and the national charity, OCD-UK is launching a week of events in the East Midlands with the announcement of a unique 18-month OCD awareness project, specifically focussing on the East Midlands, thanks to funding from the mental health anti-stigma programme, Time to Change.

The Are you a little bit OCD? project will engage the public in conversation about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) through the use of a fun and quirky ‘sofa zone’ which will be set up in public spaces across the East Midlands.

Article posted on: Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:09pm Read more...

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