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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, OCD-UK members will also have the opportunity to win great prizes.
Our annual conference takes place in Nottingham on Fri 31st Oct and Sat 1st Nov
Continuing our commitment to provide OCD conferences around the whole of the UK, we are proud to announce that for 2014 we will be hosting our annual conference in the Nottingham on Friday 31st October (health prof) and Saturday 1st November.
Prenatal and Postnatal OCD
OCD during pregnancy and after having a baby has, until recently, received relatively little research attention, despite being a significant problem that is now thought to affect 2–4% of all new mothers.
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.
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.
We are now seeking volunteers for our East Midlands based project
We are now seeking volunteers for our East Midlands based 'Are You A Little Bit OCD?' project.
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.
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!
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

BBC One Doctors - Made in Heaven

BBC One Doctors

In recent weeks the BBC One soap ‘Doctors’ have been featuring two characters (Hermione and Jimmi) with OCD, and in last week’s Valentine’s Day episode (Series 15, Ep 191 - Made in Heaven) the OCD was featured more prominently.

OCD-UK worked with researchers on some of these episodes last July, which are only now being broadcast, and whilst the episode evolved since then, we hope some of our feedback may have had some influence. So, let us know what you think, send us an email and let us know if they managed to accurately portray OCD? And of course, keep watching for further references to the characters OCD in future episodes.

Article posted on: Fri, 21/02/2014 - 10:41pm

New - Worthing OCD Support Group

Message from Claire.

I'm currently setting up a new OCD Support Group in Worthing, West Sussex with the support of OCD-UK.

This group will run once per month on a weekday evening and will be free to anyone affected by OCD, be they a sufferer, family member or friend. It will be an informal group, where people will be welcome to share their experiences and thoughts on how they are affected by OCD, together with discussing pros and cons of treatment.

Living with OCD can be a lonely place, and so the purpose of this group, first and foremost, will be to offer acceptance and understanding, and a place where people are free to speak without fear of judgement.

While I'm setting the group up, I'd be grateful for anyone who would be interested in coming along to let me know. Please feel free to drop me an email at so I can take your details and let you know when the group starts.

I hope to see you there!


Article posted on: Thu, 20/02/2014 - 12:37pm

New East Sussex OCD Clinic

New NHS service - East Sussex OCD Clinic

We are delighted to report the launch of a new dedicated OCD service now available for patients that live in the East Sussex region. The new OCD Clinic is part of Health in Mind, the primary care mental health service for people in East Sussex. The clinic is available to people in East Sussex experiencing difficulties with OCD, whether the problem is mild or severe.

The clinic will offer high quality evidence-based help based on the latest research and NHS guidelines. People referred to the clinic will be offered an assessment where the clinic will discuss your difficulties with OCD and agree a treatment plan with you. You will also be offered the opportunity to sign up to a research network. This network will offer you a chance to find out about the research happening in the clinic and an optional opportunity to help researchers understand more about OCD.

Article posted on: Wed, 19/02/2014 - 2:01pm

National OCD Conference 2014 - Nottingham

Our annual conference takes place in Nottingham on Fri 31st Oct and Sat 1st Nov

Continuing our commitment to provide OCD conferences around the whole of the UK we are proud to announce that for 2014 we will be hosting our annual national OCD conference in Nottingham, and for the first time ever, our event becomes a two-day conference!

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, Dr Claire Lomax and Professor Paul Salkovskis 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.

Article posted on: Tue, 18/02/2014 - 7:09pm

Kylie shares her OCD experience

Kylie relaxing in her kitchen last year

Throughout the year we are constantly looking at opportunities to share our experiences of OCD with ethical media outlets, and on Friday of this week (7th Feb) the chair of our charity Kylie Cloke spoke to BBC Radio Gloucestershire about her OCD experience, which you can listen to below.

Please do get in touch with us if you feel you would like to share your story with local radio, or maybe in written form for our own publications or your own local newspaper.


Article posted on: Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:46pm

Latest Compulsive Reading Available

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

The latest publication of the OCD-UK magazine, Compulsive Reading will be with OCD-UK members later this week.

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. 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: Thu, 06/02/2014 - 5:39pm

An Audience with Professor Paul Salkovskis - Belfast, May 3rd

Professor Paul Salkovskis.

Our 'Audience with' events are fantastic opportunities to interact with OCD experts, where leading OCD specialists host themed OCD presentations to a small intimate audience, allowing for great Q+A sessions. This year we are delighted to host another event with another leading OCD specialist, An Audience with Professor Paul Salkovskis in Belfast, Northern Ireland on the afternoon of Saturday 3rd May.

The event takes three forms, Professor Salkovskis will present to the audience, this will be followed by a short presentation by someone with lived experience of OCD. After the break and an opportunity for you to mingle with other guests, the floor is then opened to the audience for an open Q+A session with Professor Salkovskis.

Booking is now open and can be made by calling 0845 120 3778 or using the payment booking form by clicking the 'read more' link.

Article posted on: Wed, 05/02/2014 - 4:58pm


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