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OCD-UK

Information and news about OCD-UK

Calling OCD-UK

Information about calling OCD-UK.

OCD-UK offer a telephone information line for people affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder needing advice, information, help or support. The charity receives no funding from any source for offering this service which utilises staff and volunteers from across the country, hence the need for a non-geographical telephone number. Our team do a fantastic job in offering this service, often donating their time freely to help and support people affected by OCD.

In order to improve our communications systems and make our helpline more economical for the charity, from the 1st January we will be changing systems which means a new helpline number for people wishing to call OCD-UK. In order to prepare and setup our new system our helpline, we will not be taking calls on Monday 1st January or Tuesday 2nd January. We will be operating the helpline from 10am-4pm from Wednesday 3rd of January, the number to call will be:

Article posted on: Sun, 31/12/2017 - 1:42pm Read more...

Christmas Message

By Ashley Fulwood, Chief Executive.

Ho, Ho, Ho... Merry Christmas....

Christmas is meant to be a magical time of peace and happiness, well according to myth, a time where family and friends happily come together, one of smiles, good cheer, relaxation and partying, but for many people with OCD Christmas is far from that, Christmas is added stress on top of a life dominated by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Article posted on: Fri, 22/12/2017 - 9:36pm Read more...

2017 Christmas Cards

It's that time of the year again when we start thinking about Christmas (we know it's early still, but hey we delayed this post until October!), so it gives us great pleasure to launch our brand new range of Christmas Cards. For 2017 we have five brand new Christmas Card designs. With a range of festive, religious and festive fun cards, we're sure to have exactly what you're looking for. 

Purchasing a pack of OCD-UK cards is a fantastic way to support the charity and also to raise awareness at the same time. Some people even use our Christmas cards as a gentle way to start introducing the discussion about OCD to their family and friends. Whatever your reasons for purchasing our cards, every pack that you buy will help support the work of OCD-UK, so thank you.

Article posted on: Fri, 06/10/2017 - 2:40pm Read more...

One conversation at a time...

Beth

First published in the OCD-UK members magazine Compulsive Reading in April 2015.

To coin a phrase from the Time to Change website, "There are no hard and fast rules for talking about your mental health" says OCD-UK project coordinator, Beth Hemus.

Article posted on: Thu, 05/10/2017 - 2:23pm Read more...

The Range - An update

Earlier this week we highlighted concerns that had been raised by our followers about two products being sold by a national retail outlet, The Range.  The two products, wall art saying (I have OCD, Obsessive Cake Disorder),  were considered inappropriate because they both trivialise the suffering of OCD, and perpetuate the misconceptions about OCD, which of courses adds to the stigma and fear of opening up that many people with OCD already face.

Following communication with the company from OCD-UK and feedback offered to the retailer by our supporters, we are encouraged that The Range have today (Wed 16th Aug) committed to respecting mental health conditions like OCD by the withdrawal of these two products.

Article posted on: Wed, 16/08/2017 - 12:57pm Read more...

June Compulsive Reading magazine

The latest 48-page OCD-UK magazine, Compulsive Reading is on its way to OCD-UK members, and it's not too late to become a member to receive your copy! 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 previous magazines by downloading a previous issue free of charge.

So if you're not already a member, now is a great time to become a member of OCD-UK to be sent a copy of the bumper 48-page June magazine! 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. Please join our community, and support our charity by becoming a member, please click here to become a member.

 

Article posted on: Thu, 01/06/2017 - 1:10pm Read more...

Our approach when dealing with the media

In a day and age where social-media is so widely used, for TV production companies wanting to recruit participants with OCD for their programmes it’s no longer necessary to come through charities like OCD-UK or approach the national OCD treatment clinics. 

That in itself is not necessarily a problem where a production is ethically sound, but for the community of people with lived experience of OCD on social-media this can be problematic when questionable or even unethical media recruitment approaches are used.  

Article posted on: Wed, 10/05/2017 - 2:12pm Read more...

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