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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...

Nottingham Music Fundraiser - Friday 26th June

Later this month OCD-UK volunteer Rastarella will be hosting an evening of live music in Nottingham on behalf of OCD-UK. The music fundraiser will include local artists including IamStarz, Monique Henry, Emily Franklin, Elena Hargreaves, Daisy Godfrey and another OCD-UK volunteer performing, Dan Heathcote.

Entry costs just £5 with proceeds coming to our charity, so if you are East Midlands based or just fancy a great night of music then come along to the Maze in Nottingham from 8pm on Friday 26th June.

 

Article posted on: Tue, 02/06/2015 - 11:21am Read more...

Cheaper cost to call the OCD-UK Information Line

We have today introduced an alternative to our 0845 120 3778 call number with the introduction of a cheaper 0345 alternative (0345 120 3778), helping cut costs of telephone calls for the public. 0345 numbers are charged at the same local rate that it costs to call a 01 landline number, often free from many call allowance packages.

OCD-UK will partly subsidise the introduction of the 0345 number, which is why your donations are more important than ever before.

Those calling our existing 0845 number may already be benefiting from free calls to 0845 numbers on many BT/landline call packages, however our new 0345 numbers will save money for even more callers who can call 0345 numbers from within their allowed call package allowance including from within mobile call package allowances, meaning for many people calling our charity will be completely free of charge to you.

Article posted on: Fri, 13/03/2015 - 5:37pm Read more...

Ride4OCD 2015 - OCD Awareness from Scotland to Cornwall

Paul Salkovskis in Devon - 2013

In August, OCD-UK’s Ashley Fulwood, patron Professor Paul Salkovskis and member Dr Lisa Marnell will Ride4OCD. They will cycle 1250 miles from John o’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE), through Scotland, England and Wales, across different regions of the British Isles to raise awareness about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder whilst fundraising for OCD-UK and offering support opportunities for people with OCD along their route.

This year, unlike in 2013 they will also look to host a series of OCD events some evenings during the mammoth 19-day and 1250 mile cycle ride. Full details of events will be available later in the year, but why not take a look at their proposed route to see if they will be cycling near you.

Article posted on: Mon, 23/02/2015 - 7:45pm Read more...

OCD-UK in 2014 and 2015

OCD-UK

It's now 2015 and we want to wish all our members and supporters a very Happy New Year.

For many of us 2014 was a year of OCD upset, and 2015 may have started that way, but it does not have to finish that way! We can not change the impact OCD had on us in 2014, that is now in the past but we can change the impact OCD might have on us in 2015 and the future. Change is possible, recovery from OCD is possible but we have to work at it to make it happen. We want to help and guide you towards recovery whenever and however we can.

We want to thank you all for your amazing support last year, and give you some examples of how we helped people affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in 2014. Please click the link to read a little about our work last year.

Article posted on: Thu, 15/01/2015 - 2:14pm Read more...

Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP - Conference letter of support

Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP

Earlier this month we successfully hosted our annual conference in Nottingham. We were delighted to receive this generous letter of support from the Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, the Minister of State for Care and Support who has been the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk since 2001.

I wish you every success with the National OCD Conference 2014 – Nottingham.  Over two days delegates will have the chance to hear some inspirational speakers:  not just clinicians on the front line of pioneering research and practice; but also, people and families struggling to live with and recover from OCD, who continue to inspire us with their courage and perseverance.

This conference is a chance to learn from the best, to turn research into daily practice and recognise the key role of professionals, people with OCD, and families in designing and delivering change across the health and care system.

Article posted on: Sat, 15/11/2014 - 2:52pm Read more...

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