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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...

The ‘Are you a little bit OCD?’ Project

Some of our East Midland volunteers

Some of our lovely volunteers pictured taking part in our 'Are you a little bit OCD?' awareness and anti-stigma project in Nottingham earlier this month. The OCD-UK volunteers will also be at tomorrow's Nottingham Carnival and we wish them luck for nice weather and that they enjoy the challenge of talking about OCD and mental health to strangers. It's a challenging but important role, and one all of our volunteers seem to have grown in confidence with throughout the project.

"I am incredibly proud of all of our team of volunteers for having the immense courage to put their experience of OCD and mental health out there in the public domain throughout this project." said our Chief executive, Ashley Fulwood, who went on to say, "Courage is the right word, it really does take courage to be so open to strangers, so I want to thank them and tell them all how proud of them that I am. Additionally I want to thank our project co-ordinator Beth, who really is making this project a reality."

Article posted on: Sat, 16/08/2014 - 5:48pm Read more...

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Thanks

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem in Nottingham supporting OCD-UK

Huge thanks to Tammy, Karl and their colleagues and the customers of the Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem in Nottingham for supporting OCD-UK through placement of OCD-UK collection boxes. For those coming to our annual conference in Nottingham later this year we will be including a visit to the Ye Olde Trip as part of our social activity on the Friday and Saturday evening.

Article posted on: Thu, 07/08/2014 - 6:20pm Read more...

An Audience with Dr Adam Radomsky - London this Saturday

Dr Adam Radomsky

Our 'Audience with' events are fantastic opportunities to interact with OCD experts, where leading OCD specialists host themed OCD presentations to a small intimate audience, allowing for great Q+A sessions.

This Saturday we are delighted to host another event with Canadian based OCD expert Dr Adam Radomsky. The event takes three forms, Dr Radomsky will present to the audience from 3pm, this will be followed by a short presentation by someone with lived experience of OCD. During the break there will be an opportunity for you to mingle with other guests, most of whom will have experienced OCD too. For the final session the floor is then opened to the audience for a Q+A session with Dr Radomsky.

Tickets still remain, booking can be made online using our payment booking form or by calling 0845 120 3778.

Article posted on: Tue, 22/07/2014 - 3:10pm Read more...

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