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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.
Continuing our commitment to provide OCD conferences around the whole of the UK, we are proud to announce that for 2015 we will be hosting our annual conference in York on Saturday 14th November.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Salkovskis in Devon - 2013
Riding from John O' Groats to Land's End, therapists and people with OCD working together with one united aim, raising awareness of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
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.
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!
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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

BBC Horizon: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Highlighting the debilitating impact of OCD through media participation remains a crucial part of our mission to improve understanding and raise awareness of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Our mission however is superseded by our intent to ensure the well-being and dignity of any participants taking part in media work on our behalf. This policy of participant well-being remains our priority when working on television or other media projects, even if it means on occasion we decline to work with a journalist or production team.

Whenever we are approached by television production companies to seek our support in helping promote their production, we never proceed until checking on the credentials of those involved, and seeking assurances on their duty of care policy, this is done to ensure the welfare of those that agree to take part. We hope that our policy ensures that our OCD community can take confidence in participation in projects that OCD-UK endorse.

We have recently spent some time talking to the BBC Horizon team about a planned in-depth documentary that they plan to make about OCD. They are now seeking potential participants for the programme.

Article posted on: Thu, 07/05/2015 - 3:16pm Read more...

Dear OCD...

Living with a child with OCD (or family member with OCD) can see the illness impact on every aspect of the family's life. For a therapeutic exercise Lucy wrote a letter to her son's OCD, to tell it exactly what she thought of it.

Dear OCD,
By Lucy Martin

I address you as "dear" because I'm polite but you're not "dear" to anyone in this house.

You have crept your way in like a dark sinister shadow seeping through a gap in a window or a door.

Article posted on: Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:48am Read more...

South West volunteers needed during May

Volunteers needed for awareness raising events to be held in partnership with South West Trains during May 2015.

South West trains recognise the importance of championing mental health and, as such, have asked OCD-UK, along with other mental health charities to attend several events they are running for Mental health Awareness Week (11th – 17th May 2015).

We need volunteer support for these events (click read more for the dates). We will be talking to the general public about OCD, challenging any stigmatic attitudes we experience and offering information, advice and guidance where necessary. We will be gifting freebies to incentivise our conversations and fundraising too, so there are lots of different ways you can get involved. Volunteers must be able to travel and over 16. So if you can attend one, or more of these events please do get in touch!

Article posted on: Wed, 15/04/2015 - 12:58pm Read more...

Workshop: Stress, Anxiety and Signs of OCD in Children and Young People

This event is independent of OCD-UK. We provide this listing for information purposes only and is not necessarily an endorsement for the event.

 

Evening workshop for parents, carers and concerned professionals dealing with children and young people struggling with stress, anxiety and OCD-type behaviours. A not-for-profit event by the Healthcare On Demand team.

Location: Healthcare on Demand - Eastgate Gardens, Guildford, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4AZ. (Click for directions).
Date: Tuesday 12th May, 17.30- 21.00.
Presenter: Led by Dr Lucy Hale (CPsychol, BPS Chartered Clinical Psychologist, HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist)
Workshop Cost: £30 with proceeds being donated to OCD-UK.
Booking Information: Click to visit Healthcare on Demand website.

Article posted on: Mon, 13/04/2015 - 1:18pm Read more...

York OCD Conference 2015

Once again in 2015 we are continuing our commitment to provide OCD conferences around the whole of the UK. We are proud to announce that for 2015 we will be hosting our annual OCD conference in the beautiful and historic walled city of York on Saturday 14th November.

We have already lined up a superb array of OCD specialist 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, Karina Lovell and Dr Claire Lomax, and we will have people with OCD sharing their experiences of successfully living with their OCD. Our full agenda will be added to this webpage by the end of May. Click the read more link to book.

Article posted on: Mon, 13/04/2015 - 12:33pm Read more...

Anxiety during pregnancy or postnatal period

Research by The study is being conducted by Dr Fiona Challacombe at King’s College London and the Maudsley Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT).

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED AN ANXIETY PROBLEM DURING PREGNANCY OR THE POSTNATAL PERIOD (1 year after birth)?

A survey of women’s experiences of anxiety diagnosis and treatment.

Perinatal anxiety is very common, but appears to be under-recognised. There is currently very little information about the identification and treatment of perinatal anxiety (anxiety that occurs during pregnancy or after the baby is born). We are conducting a survey to find out about women’s experiences of anxiety diagnosis and treatment during pregnancy and the postnatal period in order to identify helpful practice and also areas which might be improved.

Article posted on: Tue, 17/03/2015 - 12:24pm Read more...

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