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OCD in the media

Features about OCD in the media (newspapers, television, radio or the big screen).

New television programmes about OCD

Bedlam is a brand new four-part Channel 4 series based at the Maudsley Hospital.

Next week will see OCD featured on three different television programmes.

OCD Ward is due to be screened on ITV1 on Monday 28th October at 9:00pm and will primarily focus on treatment of OCD at the Springfield University Hospital in South London. OCD Ward also focuses on the impact the condition has on both the patients and their family relationships and the difficulty in treating it.

Bedlam is a brand new four-part Channel 4 series, which boldly challenges the myths and taboos about mental illness through unprecedented access to the patients and staff of the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) - the world’s oldest psychiatric institution. The series will focus on different severe mental health illnesses, with the first episode on Thursday 31st October at 9pm featuring OCD and Anxiety at the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit (ADRU).

Article posted on: Sun, 20/10/2013 - 6:56pm

Ian Puleston-Davies talks OCD on the ITV Lorraine programme

Ian Puleston-Davies shares his OCD experience on the ITV1 Lorraine show

During last week's OCD Awareness Week, our patron, the writer and actor, Ian Puleston-Davies joined others with OCD by speaking openly and candidly about his OCD on the ITV1 Lorraine programme (Thursday 17th October). The feature is viewable to watch on the ITV website by clicking the link below.

View Ian's feature on the ITV1 Lorraine show.

Article posted on: Sun, 20/10/2013 - 6:26pm

Ride4OCD Reviews and Pics

Ride4OCD Reviews and Pics

During August, OCD-UK's Ashley Fulwood and Professor Salkovskis set off from Land's End, cycling 1100 miles all the way to John o Groats. You can now read all about their experiences and daily adventures and pics on the Ride4OCD website.

Ashley told us, "People's generosity of spirit and wallet continues to amaze and humble us, even now, some two weeks following the completion of Ride4OCD. We want to thank everybody that supported us with words of encouragement to sponsoring us, you all made a real difference to helping us achieve our aims of this tour, we raised over £6600 so far, and managed to do 14 pieces of local media OCD awareness coverage, so thank you so much to you all for your generosity, you helped us achieve our aims of Riding4OCD."

"We wanted to try and share our experiences with you, so below is a review for each day of our ride, along with some route stats and pictures from the day (more pics to follow in the next week or so)."

Article posted on: Fri, 13/09/2013 - 5:54pm

Extreme OCD Camp

OCD Camp - BBC Three

Following the controversy surrounding the recent awful Channel 4’s Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, a series which was masquerading as some kind of serious OCD programme, this week the first of three new, and hopefully much improved OCD programmes hits the screen on BBC Three this Tuesday at 9pm. Two more OCD documentaries are due to be broadcast on ITV and Channel 4 later this year.

A two-parter, BBC Three's Extreme OCD Camp (we can forgive them the title, if the programme is good) follows six young sufferers as they travel to Seattle in the US for a radical treatment programme (their words, not ours). One of those featured is Olivia, who OCD-UK members will remember shared her story in our July 2012 Compulsive Reading magazine. We asked her how she found the experience of taking part in the OCD Camp.

Article posted on: Mon, 29/07/2013 - 2:59am
Article posted on: Thu, 04/07/2013 - 10:15pm

Ian Puleston-Davies opens up the Mail on Sunday

Ian Puleston-Davies article in the Mail on Sunday

OCD-UK Patron, Ian Puleston-Davies spoke at length and bravely opened up about his OCD in an interview for today’s Mail on Sunday.

You can read the full article on the Mail on Sunday website by clicking here.

Article posted on: Sun, 16/06/2013 - 1:43pm

OCD-UK Buzzing at Kerrang!

OCD-UK on the big Kerrang! screen

Buzzing is how we feel this morning after OCD-UK were involved in last night's Kerrang! music awards, in the presence of some amazing artists, including the Legends that are Queen!

Through the support of the magazine's editor James McMahon, OCD-UK were invited to be the official charity partner for the event, which allowed the charity to reach an audience of 400-500 rock stars and fans, helping us to highlight OCD and the impact it can have on those of us that suffer. Guests at the awards had OCD Awareness Postcard on their tables which have been designed to help people think differently about OCD, (details of those in the June Compulsive Reading). 

Article posted on: Fri, 14/06/2013 - 3:14pm


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