Continuing our commitment to provide OCD conferences around the whole of the UK, we are proud to announce that for 2013 we will be hosting our annual national OCD conference in the North East, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on Saturday 2nd November 2013. Our conference is primarily aimed at those with OCD, along with their family and friends, but we also welcome health professionals or anybody else that may also be interested in learning more about OCD.
Our conferences are a great way to listen to, learn from and even ask questions of the some of the leading OCD experts here in the UK, but also to meet others with OCD and share coping experiences, and for some, to make new friends too.
If it's your first time at an OCD conference, then we understand you are likely to be feeling incredibly nervous and wondering whether you should come, even more so if you're traveling alone. We can assure you that you won't be the the only one coming for the first time, and everyone there will be friendly, and understand exactly what you go through with OCD on a daily basis. We will do our vest best to make everyone feel welcomed and relaxed, so please don't be afraid, we will do all we can to make you feel welcomed on the day. You can always pop by the Conference thread on our discussion board and get to know some of the other people planning to come along to the Newcastle OCD Conference in November.
We will be lining up a superb array of highly acclaimed 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 and Dr Claire Lomax, and we will have people with OCD sharing their experiences of successfully living with their OCD. We hope to announce more speakers and the full agenda for the conference in the near future, so please do check back on this page for further updates.
Treating OCD with CBT
The conference will focus on the treatment of OCD through Cognitive Behavioural Treatment (CBT) approaches.
Navigating through the NHS to access quality CBT
Throughout the conference we will touch upon how people in England and Scotland can navigate the NHS to access CBT locally, and through national treatment clinics.
The family and OCD
The conference will also provide practical advice for family members on how they can help support their loved ones with OCD.
We intend to build on a brilliant 2011 and 2012 conferences and create a fantastic 2013 conference, to make the people of the North East proud that we are hosting our conference in their county.
Our venue is the fantastic modern and spacious Newcastle Business School and School of Law Building, part of Northumbria University.
The Newcastle Business School and School of Law Building is just across the road from the Manors Station on the Newcastle Metro system (allow 10-20 minutes to transfer from Newcastle Central Station.
With direct trains from many parts of the country, attending our conference should be commutable on the day with direct trains from London, Birmingham, Derby, Manchester and Edinburgh, all getting you into Newcastle Central just before 10am.
More details to follow
How to Book
Our event will take place in Newcastle on Saturday 2nd November 2013 and will be a full day conference running from approximately 10am through until 5:30pm.
As the conference is heavily subsidised by OCD-UK we do have to charge a ticket price towards our conference running costs, but we hope you will agree that the opportunity to listen to and quiz OCD specialists, and listen to inspirational speakers offers real value for money. We are confident that our guests have gone away from previous conference inspired and motivated by the end of the day.
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