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The Chase: Celebrity Special - Donation from the actor Mikey North

The actor Mikey North (pictured on the right), who plays Coronation Street's Gary Windass, appeared on this evenings The Chase: Celebrity Special on ITV alongside three other participating celebs, The Saturdays Una Healey, Boxing Champ Carl Froch and TV Presenter Alison Hammond.

Mike was joined in the final round by Carl Froch but unfortunately the boys were caught by the chaser and fell slightly short of the jackpot. But we are delighted to report that OCD-UK was nominated by Mikey to receive his £1000 charity donation.

Article posted on: Sun, 01/05/2016 - 7:54pm Read more...

2016 Diary Dates

Over the last couple of weeks we have had a few emails enquiring about some of our event days for 2016, so grab your diary and jot down these dates:

OCD Awareness Week - like always will take place during the second full week of October, so this year will be 9th-15th October 2016.
Annual OCD Conference - we are still finalising our plans, however will again take place on a Saturday in late October or early November, details to be confirmed soon.

And for those who want to get active by participating in a fundraising event, we have guaranteed places available for the following events, where we are also seeking volunteers to come along and cheer on our fantastic fund-raisers:

Article posted on: Sun, 14/02/2016 - 2:46pm Read more...

Actor Mikey North donates All Star Mr and Mrs jackpot to OCD-UK

Actor Mikey North alongside his fiancée Rachael Isherwood

The actor Mikey North, who plays Coronation Street's Gary Windass appeared on this evenings All Star Mr and Mrs alongside his fiancée Rachael Isherwood. Following their successful appearance on the ITV gameshow Mikey and Rachael kindly donated their £30,000 jackpot to OCD-UK.

All Star Mr and Mrs is a star-studded version of the classic game show which tests just how much - or how little - couples know about each other for a cash prize for their chosen charity. To view the episode please visit ITV Player by clicking here.

Article posted on: Wed, 18/11/2015 - 8:57pm Read more...

Inés OCD Awareness Week film

Ines with her OCD Awareness Week t-shirt

Especially for OCD Awareness Week, Inés created this fantastic short film, which we are publishing with her kind permission.

Thank you so much to Inés for putting her creative skills to good use to make this brilliant film for OCD Awareness Week, and it's not too late to get your OCD Awareness Week t-shirt / pack, simply click here.

Click the 'read more' link to watch the film.

Article posted on: Mon, 12/10/2015 - 8:17am Read more...

Become a Member of OCD-UK from just £2 a month

Become a member of OCD-UK during OCD Awareness Week 2015 to receive discounted membership.

Membership of OCD-UK is the best tool for staying up to date on important news and information about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and the work of OCD-UK. It is designed to be of interest to everyone, whether you're a sufferer or care for someone with OCD, and at present we have over 700 people supporting our work by being a member of OCD-UK.

Article posted on: Sun, 27/09/2015 - 1:39pm 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...

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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