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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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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

Reassurance seeking research

University of Bath

Research by Emma Smith & Prof. Paul Salkovskis, University of Bath

Reassurance Seeking

Thank you for showing your interest in this research project. I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Bath working alongside Prof. Paul Salkovskis. We are looking for people who are currently experiencing OCD who would like to take part in our research.

What is the purpose of the study?
We seek reassurance to reduce our fears and remove doubt. We are interested in looking at different ways people seek reassurance and the effects it can have. It is expected that differences would have implications for the way people try to deal with excessive reassurance seeking. We would like to invite you to consider participating in a research study that aims to further develop our understanding of reassurance seeking.

Article posted on: Wed, 16/09/2015 - 12:01pm Read more...

I have had various horrifying yet immensely helpful homework tasks

For every person living with OCD, attempting to challenge, fight and overcome OCD is frightening, anxiety provoking and hard. A lady, (we will call her R) attends one of our support groups and is also seeking therapy (CBT) shared her recent success with us, R kindly gave us permission to publish her email. September 2015.

Therapy is going very well. I now have fortnightly sessions rather than weekly, with a view to moving to monthly soon.

I have had various horrifying yet immensely helpful homework tasks. One being to sleep with a knife by my bed, the other being to write a newspaper article outlining how I have murdered my son. This was a particularly hard one but has really helped with the image of the newspaper in my mind. I've managed to get through the last few weeks with only one or two ocd thoughts a day. There have even been days that I've had none at all.

Article posted on: Wed, 16/09/2015 - 9:58am Read more...

Good Luck team OCD-UK

This weekend Sorcha McCaffrey will be facing the epic and gruelling 10-12 mile Tough Mudder challenge in the North West of England. She is fundraising for our charity and told us exactly why she is putting herself through the challenge.

"To beat OCD I had to face my fears and running Tough Mudder is a similarly terrifying challenge - this 10-12 mile mud run involves jumping into ice water, scaling walls, crawling through mud tunnels and dashing through live electric wires. (Wait, WHAT AM I DOING?)

Article posted on: Fri, 11/09/2015 - 12:58pm Read more...

Ride4OCD - Thank you Paul

Ashley and Paul at their journey's end

During the last three weeks (August 2015) the OCD-UK team toured the British Isles by cycling from John o’Groats to Land’s End for a project called Ride4OCD.  During those 1200 miles we met many people with OCD, we spoke to sufferers and to family members, we delivered events from Liverpool to Truro attended by over 100 people, we went into the BBC Radio Cornwall studios to talk to them about OCD and conducted other media interviews whilst riding.

Article posted on: Mon, 31/08/2015 - 11:16am Read more...

Open letter to David Abraham of Channel 4

With Channel 4 continuing to ignore the concerns about their programme Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, we have once again written to the Chief Executive of Channel 4.

Mr David Abraham
Chief executive
Channel 4
124 Horseferry Road
London
SW1P 2TX

Open Letter to Mr David Abraham, Channel 4

Dear Mr Abraham,

Article posted on: Tue, 14/07/2015 - 1:05pm Read more...

Share your OCD story for Ride4OCD

We are looking for Media Volunteers from across the UK to support the charities media coverage during our Ride4OCD fundraiser this August.

Chief executive Ashley Fulwood, charity patron Professor Paul Salkovskis and OCD-UK member Dr Lisa Marnell will cycle 1250 miles from John o'Groats to Lands End, through Scotland, England and Wales, in aid of the charity, raising funds and awareness. Information about the route and the areas they will be cycling through can be found at http://www.ride4ocd.org/route/.

Media Volunteers must have first-hand experience of OCD, as a sufferer or ex-sufferer, and need to feel comfortable talking to journalists either for newspaper features or radio interviews. Sharing your story will help raise awareness about this debilitating illness and educate people about what OCD is really like. It will also help thousands of OCD sufferers by letting them know that they are not alone and that they can get help.

If you are interested in getting involved in this opportunity then please contact our volunteer coordinator Beth Hemus on beth@ocduk.org or by calling her 07748 175 753. (Beth only works Monday-Wednesday so may not be able to respond outside of those working days).

Article posted on: Wed, 08/07/2015 - 12:22pm Read more...

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