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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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.

Read more about OCD-UK

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...

2016 Diary Dates

Over the last couple of weeks we have had a few emails enquiring about some of our event days for 2016, so grab your diary and jot down these dates:

OCD Awareness Week - like always will take place during the second full week of October, so this year will be 9th-15th October 2016.
Annual OCD Conference - we are still finalising our plans, however will again take place on a Saturday in late October or early November, details to be confirmed soon.

And for those who want to get active by participating in a fundraising event, we have guaranteed places available for the following events, where we are also seeking volunteers to come along and cheer on our fantastic fund-raisers:

Article posted on: Sun, 14/02/2016 - 2:46pm Read more...

Edinburgh OCD Support Group

By Kirstie McBryan.

With support from OCD-UK, I am setting up a new OCD Support Group in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The group will run, in the evening, on the last Tuesday of the month and will be free of charge. The venue is centrally located in the heart of Edinburgh and only a few minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station.

OCD can be a challenging and isolating condition to live with. The group is open to anyone affected by OCD, including sufferers, family and friends. The meeting will be informal and will offer people the opportunity to share experiences and to receive and offer support in a non-judgemental setting.
I hope the group can allow anyone affected by OCD the freedom to express their thoughts and exchange ideas in an environment where we share the belief that recovery from OCD is possible.

If you are interested in attending then please do come along or feel free to contact me by email at k.mcbryan@ocduk.org for further information.

This support group is fully funded by OCD-UK, donations to OCD-UK are welcomed to help continue funding support groups like this one.

Article posted on: Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:19pm Read more...

Actor Mikey North donates All Star Mr and Mrs jackpot to OCD-UK

Actor Mikey North alongside his fiancée Rachael Isherwood

The actor Mikey North, who plays Coronation Street's Gary Windass appeared on this evenings All Star Mr and Mrs alongside his fiancée Rachael Isherwood. Following their successful appearance on the ITV gameshow Mikey and Rachael kindly donated their £30,000 jackpot to OCD-UK.

All Star Mr and Mrs is a star-studded version of the classic game show which tests just how much - or how little - couples know about each other for a cash prize for their chosen charity. To view the episode please visit ITV Player by clicking here.

Article posted on: Wed, 18/11/2015 - 8:57pm Read more...

OCD – The Monster Under The Bed - Blog by Abby Williams

Abby

Blog written for and first published on BAM Magazine for OCD Awareness Week by Abby Williams (forum name Saffie), October 2015. Republished by OCD-UK with kind permission of Abby and BAM magazine.

OCD – The Monster Under The Bed
By Abby Williams

AS OCD Awareness Week draws to a close today [Saturday October 17], UK charities such as OCD-UK are rallying to highlight the disorder that affects around 2.3% of the world’s population.

Rated within the top ten of the world’s most debilitating illnesses by the World Health Organisation (WHO), startling statistics show that less than 10% of those affected are receiving appropriate treatment. Even more worrying are the persistent public perceptions of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder which minimalise its severity and alienate sufferers.

“I’m so OCD!” is a phrase we commonly hear from people who like to categorise their tinned foods in a certain way or insist on keeping a clean house, and television shows such as ‘Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners’ depict a cringe-worthy distortion of the illness. The key difference between these examples and really dealing with OCD is that if you enjoy these compulsions, it certainly isn’t OCD.

Article posted on: Tue, 20/10/2015 - 10:10am Read more...

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