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OCD Experiences

First hand accounts of people's OCD experiences.

The Range - Disappointment in OCD products

Update: Wed 16th Aug - This issue is now resolved. Please review this post for updated comment.

In a week when WHSmith announce they are working to deliver a comprehensive mental health wellbeing strategy that will not only raise awareness of mental health issues and address the stigma surrounding them, another national chain, The Range, have chosen to take the opposite direction. The Range have chosen to sell and profit from products which increase stigma around mental health, with these two ‘I have OCD’ metal wall art plaques.

The Range sparked widespread criticism from our followers last week when it came to light after one of our eagle eyed Twitter followers Prozac&Nooch spotted the inappropriate wall art whilst browsing their local store, many felt the two products trivialised the severity of OCD .

Those suffering with OCD are all too frequently victims of retailers like The Range profiting from the selling of items which mock and misuse the OCD acronym, often leaving people with OCD feeling stigmatised and feeling that these products reinforce the negative perceptions that drive this constant cycle of trivialisation of OCD.

Our own spokesperson, Ashley Fulwood, commented “Every time somebody misuses the OCD acronym for a ‘joke’, a little part of an OCD sufferer dies inside, the stigma that the ‘joke’ creates can be life-limiting, because people suffering with OCD close down and are left feeling they can’t talk to anybody.”

Article posted on: Sun, 13/08/2017 - 7:11pm Read more...

Draw my Life by Littlest Lady

We are delighted to share this fantastic short video by @LittlestLady_, the Blogger, survivor and mental health & abuse advocate. This film is both heartbreaking and heart-warming at the same time, but is fabulously inspiring, this is the story of one little lady.

 

 

Article posted on: Thu, 25/05/2017 - 10:36am Read more...

LIVE webinar with Prof Salkovskis - Tue 9th May

Last month we launched our inaugural LIVE webinar with Canadian OCD specialist Professor Adam Radomsky, which received fantastic feedback and reviews.

Our online webinars use modern technology to bring international OCD specialists and people affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) together. The webinar is open to anybody with an interest in learning more about OCD, all you need is a good internet connection to watch and listen to the webinar straight from your internet browser on your computer or via an app on mobile devices.

Our second live webinar will take place from 6pm on Tuesday 9th May with OCD specialist Professor Paul Salkovskis.

The webinars will offer people affected by OCD the opportunity to learn from these specialists and even the ability to ask questions. We had over 60 people register for our inaugural webinar, our audience included people with OCD, family members and health professionals.

Access is once again completely free of charge for OCD-UK members, but there is a small nominal charge of just £5 for non-members. Due to limited space members still need to register to reserve their spot, but will not be charged. To register and for further details please visit the webinar website at: http://www.ocdwebinar.org

Article posted on: Wed, 12/04/2017 - 7:21pm Read more...

Living With Me And My OCD - Full documentary

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Earlier this month Claire Watkinson premièred her OCD documentary film in Sheffield, and it gives us great pleasure to make the film available via our website, thank you to Claire for making this possible.

Living With Me And My OCD is a personal documentary about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) produced, directed, filmed and edited by Claire Watkinson. It features individuals (including Claire) who have OCD and demonstrates the lack of awareness surrounding OCD.

Article posted on: Mon, 20/02/2017 - 12:03pm Read more...

LIVE webinar with OCD specialist - Wed 8th March

Latest OCD webinar with Prof Adam Radomsky

Starting next month OCD-UK are launching a brand new project that will make it easier for people affected by OCD to interact with specialists in the treatment of OCD when we launch our 'OCD Webinars'. The webinars will offer people affected by OCD the opportunity to learn from these specialists and even the ability to ask questions.

Our online webinars use modern technology to bring international OCD specialists and people affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) together. The webinar is open to anybody with an interest in learning more about OCD, all you need is a good internet connection to watch and listen to the webinar straight from your internet browser.

The first in a series of live webinar's with OCD specialists starts with Professor Adam Radomsky on Wednesday 8th March from 6pm.

Access is completely free of charge for OCD-UK members, and there is a small nominal charge for non-members. Due to limited space members still need to register to reserve their spot. To register and for further details please visit the webinar website at: http://www.ocdwebinar.org 

Article posted on: Mon, 20/02/2017 - 11:29am Read more...

Living with me and my OCD

Good luck to Claire Watkinson who premieres her brilliant documentary 'Living with me and my OCD' this Saturday in Sheffield. The documentary was five years in the making, and includes interviews with OCD sufferers from around the world and is well worth watching.

For those not lucky enough to be able to get a ticket for the premiere in Sheffield, there will also be a live feed via her Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LivingWithMeAndMyOcd/

Huge congratulations to Claire and everyone who contributed to her film. The rewards are there to see in the final edit, and everyone should be very proud of their contributions.

Article posted on: Tue, 31/01/2017 - 2:21pm Read more...

A little bit OCD - Short film by Kiran Wallace

Briefed with creating a social action project, Brighton media student Kiran Wallace created this video about the misconceptions of OCD.

Featuring OCD-UK volunteer Claire Goldenberg, facilitator of the Worthing OCD support group, Kiran does a fantastic job in this short 5 minute film of separating OCD from the online misconceptions of 'A little bit OCD'. So next time you see OCD trivialised online, perhaps encourage that person to watch this film, it may just help them understand. Click 'read more' to watch the film.

Article posted on: Fri, 27/01/2017 - 5:43pm Read more...

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