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OCD Awareness Week 2016
OCD Awareness Week is now promoted by a number of organizations across the world, and OCD-UK are delighted to be taking the lead here in the UK. October 2016, get involved!
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!
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.
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.
Image of upset child
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.

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Nottinghamshire Recovery College Course - Living well with obsessions and compulsions

We are delighted to have partnered with Nottinghamshire Recovery College to run a brand new course ‘Living well with obsessions and compulsions’ which is aimed at helping people with OCD or and helping people understand the differences between OCD and everyday obsessions. The new six-week course will begin at the Nottinghamshire Recovery College in June and will be co-facilitated by OCD-UK trustee Nick Marlow.   

Article posted on: Mon, 16/05/2016 - 1:42pm Read more...

New awareness project - 2017 Diary of OCD poetry

Which diary cover stands out?

In October this year to coincide with OCD Awareness Week we will be launching a brand new OCD awareness initiative in the form of a ‘2017 Diary’. This won’t be any ordinary diary, this will be an ‘OCD Poetry’ diary aimed at exploring what it ‘feels like to suffer with OCD’ in a creative and beautiful way, all of which will help the diary user/reader understand OCD better.

For that reason we are not just asking our supporters to buy the diary to use themselves, we want you to buy the diary and then gift it (perhaps for Christmas) to a family member, a friend or a colleague, thus allowing us to create awareness outside of our existing circle of influence.

OCD-UK have always tried to be different and think of innovative ways to reach people and this is yet another example, but it will only work with your help and support. The charity are investing significant financial resources to make this happen, and whilst we don’t know if it will be a successful awareness project we really hope that our followers will appreciate and applaud our efforts to make a positive difference in how OCD is viewed.

In total there will be 54 poems published, one for each week of the year (plus two for a week either side). We have a shortlist of 75 suitable poems already submitted over the last few months, we want to extend the invitation until the end of May to allow anyone whose yet to submit a poem sufficient time to get writing, to get creative and express yourself about how ‘OCD makes you feel’, and submit your poem for adding to the shortlist.

Article posted on: Sat, 14/05/2016 - 4:48pm Read more...

New Book: Because We are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought

"A candid, sometimes brutally and uncomfortably honest account of one girl’s transition from childhood into womanhood, constantly accompanied by her secret companion, OCD." - Ashley Fulwood, Chief Executive of OCD-UK.

"I laughed, I cried. I could not put this book down. Intensely moving with flashes of black humour, Because We Are Bad is the compelling account of one young woman's experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder." - Rosanna Greenstreet, The Guardian.

Article posted on: Fri, 13/05/2016 - 12:16pm Read more...

The 2017 London Marathon - How to enter for OCD-UK

Claire during the 2011 marathon

Inspired by last week’s London Marathon?

Unfortunately at this time we have not been able to secure any places for the 2017 event so if you wish to complete the London Marathon for OCD-UK next year we please ask that you enter the public ballot which opened today.

If you are successful enough to receive a public ballot place in October, and choose to run for OCD-UK we would be incredibly grateful and would do all we can to support you, we would even refund your race entry fee! If you are successful in October then please do get in touch, we welcome you to Team OCD-UK with open arms, and of course offer you an OCD-UK running shirt to help you represent OCD-UK and raise awareness during your marathon run.

To enter the 2017 London Marathon public ballot please click here. The ballot will remain open until 5pm this Friday only, so please be quick!

Article posted on: Mon, 02/05/2016 - 12:03pm Read more...

The Chase: Celebrity Special - Donation from the actor Mikey North

The actor Mikey North (pictured on the right), who plays Coronation Street's Gary Windass, appeared on this evenings The Chase: Celebrity Special on ITV alongside three other participating celebs, The Saturdays Una Healey, Boxing Champ Carl Froch and TV Presenter Alison Hammond.

Mike was joined in the final round by Carl Froch but unfortunately the boys were caught by the chaser and fell slightly short of the jackpot. But we are delighted to report that OCD-UK was nominated by Mikey to receive his £1000 charity donation.

Article posted on: Sun, 01/05/2016 - 7:54pm Read more...

April Compulsive Reading magazine

Become a member of OCD-UK to receive your copy of Compulsive Reading

The latest publication of the OCD-UK magazine, Compulsive Reading was sent to OCD-UK members in April, a bumper 40-page issue.

So if you're not already a member, now is a great time to become a member of OCD-UK! To receive copies of this and other magazines, in addition to receiving lots of other member benefits all you need to do is become a member of OCD-UK. Please join our community, and support our charity by becoming a member, please click here to become a member.

The magazine provides a great mix of community content, OCD related news and personal stories including exclusive content not published online. You may take a closer look at one of our magazines by downloading a previous issue free of charge.

Article posted on: Fri, 29/04/2016 - 6:40pm Read more...

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