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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...

An OCD charity?! There is a charity for THEM?! - Why Preeti is running

Run for OCD next year

Unfortunately we do not have any places for the 2015 Virgin London Marathon, however Preeti secured her own place through the public ballot and chose to run for our charity next year. On her fundraising page she explained why she is running for OCD-UK.

'An OCD charity?! There's a charity for THEM?!' That is a real reaction from someone after I told them I was running to raise money for OCD-UK. And there are probably others who will have similar reactions as they start reading this, even if they don't say it out loud. If I'm honest, I'm not surprised. The condition is greatly misunderstood. The term 'OCD' is now being used in everyday language to describe someone who is fussy or likes things in order (for example). How many times have you heard someone say 'I'm a little bit OCD about that'. But this couldn't be further from the truth.

The reason I am running the London Marathon is not just to raise money, but to change perceptions. I want people to understand the realities of OCD so that sufferers feel able to seek help and access the right treatment. So if you are unable to donate, then please don't worry. I would just really appreciate it if you took a few minutes to have a look at the following website: http://www.thatsocd.info.

Article posted on: Sat, 15/11/2014 - 2:40pm Read more...

Conference Update

This weekend we will be hosting our annual OCD conference in Nottingham over two days.

Friday 31st October will be a conference specifically for health professionals and Saturday 1st November for those of us affected by OCD and our families.

We expect about 75 people to attend Friday and 180 on Saturday. Tickets are still available and will remain available until the day of the conferences. If you would like to attend then tickets can be booked online or you can pay on the day. If you intend to pay on the day please email us to notify us so we can keep track of numbers.

Click here to information about the agenda and to book tickets.

Article posted on: Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:05pm Read more...

OCD Conference

Blog by Bellsie, OCYours

Blog written by 'OC Yours' ‏@ocyours, October 2014.

OCD Conference - Nottingham

On October 31st and November 1st, OCD-UK is taking over Nottingham for an amazing two day OCD Conference.

On Friday 31st October, we’re holding an event for health professionals and all involved in the treatment or care of those affected by OCD – a fantastic opportunity for professionals to hear about recent advances in understanding and the treatment of OCD and related problems.

On Saturday 1st November, we’re holding a conference for those affected by OCD and anyone interested in learning more. Not only will it offer an opportunity to learn more about OCD, it’ll offer guidance, hope and inspiration for those suffering and their families.

So here we have my Top Ten Reasons to Come to the OCD Conference

Article posted on: Tue, 21/10/2014 - 12:37pm Read more...

This week is OCD Awareness Week

This week is OCD Awareness Week and behind the scenes we have been working hard to generate media interest and with ‘that’ Channel 4 programme being broadcast again this week it’s vital that we fight back and start to tell the world the realities of living with OCD.   For this reason we have created a one-page website to explain how OCD is different to how the majority perceive it . The new websites was designed to educate readers frame-by-frame to show the reader #ThatsOCD   The link to the website is http://www.thatsocd.info Please do post the link across your social media profile pages, lets spread the word about OCD Awareness Week, let's change perceptions!  There are lots of other ways you can get involved too, check out our website: http://www.ocduk.org/ocd-awareness-week-2014

Our patron Ian Puleston-Davies was interviewed about his OCD for this Telegraph feature for OCD Awareness Week, click here to check out the article with Ian.

Article posted on: Mon, 13/10/2014 - 9:42am Read more...

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