March 2018

This page provides a month-by-month list of the latest and archived news stories published on our website.

Hotel OCD misuse and apology

Over the weekend we were asked to intervene after concerns had been raised by our followers about misuse of OCD in a job advert by an hotel and wedding venue in Swansea. The venue were seeking staff with perfectionist traits, but of course confusing perfectionism with OCD which whilst a common error, does trivialise the impact OCD can cause. We did make contact with the hotel management who issued this apology and statement, and have asked us to share it.

Article posted on: Mon, 26/03/2018 - 4:07pm Read more...

Work with OCD-UK

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of teenagers struggling and suffering with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

OCD-UK is recruiting for a part-time project coordinator based in the East Midlands to work with teens (13-18) with OCD.

To find out more about this challenging, creative and rewarding role please download the job description below. Applications must be submitted by email to Ashley Fulwood at office@ocduk.org by midday on Monday 2nd April 2018.

Article posted on: Mon, 26/03/2018 - 10:59am Read more...

The Power Threat Meaning Framework - A comment from someone with OCD

Blog written by 'Gingerbreadgirl', March 2018. The Power Threat Meaning Framework document was published earlier this year, which was described as an alternative to traditional diagnosis, developed and led by a group of senior psychologists funded by the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology. Click the link to read the full Power Threat Meaning Framework or a shorter overview.

The Power Threat Meaning Framework

It is said that the average OCD sufferer waits seven years before reaching out for help. That help can come in many forms - whether speaking to a GP, a close friend, or someone at a charity like OCD-UK.  For many people, reaching out for help can be terrifying – intrusive thoughts can leave you feeling exhausted, isolated, even like you’re going mad. 

For me, finding out about OCD, learning that it is an explanation for so many of my experiences, and finally receiving a formal diagnosis, have been crucial in me getting to grips with my illness and understanding it.

Article posted on: Thu, 22/03/2018 - 5:02pm Read more...

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