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Information and news about OCD-UK

Meet the Team: Beth Hemus

Beth, part of the OCD-UK team

"My new post at OCD-UK is one that I consider to be an absolute privilege. I am co-ordinating the charities' new anti-stigma campaign, "Are You A Little Bit OCD?", to be held across the East Midlands over the next 15 months. My formal interview was a refreshing experience, being one of the first times that I could openly discuss my mental health issues, without fear of discrimination, during a recruitment process. I have worked in the voluntary and community sector for several years now, supporting vulnerable children, young people and adults with mental health issues, learning and behavioural challenges. I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to invest my skills in an area of work so close to my own heart.

"I have experienced intrusive thoughts for as long as I can remember; as a child, I developed mental rituals in an attempt to supress the anxieties and fears that these thoughts created. As my confusion and misery grew, so did my OCD, and for a long time I felt trapped in a complex web of mental health problems and unhealthy and damaging behaviours. I suffered for years and did not connect with any form support until I was a young woman, receiving CBT in my mid 20's. This life changing experience gave me the tools I needed to manage my own recovery.

Article posted on: Thu, 27/02/2014 - 7:40pm

OCD-UK events

The following list contains details of national OCD events in the UK for the coming year that may provide members of the media with opportunities to access case studies and OCD features for publication/broadcast.

Article posted on: Thu, 13/02/2014 - 12:47pm

Latest Compulsive Reading Available

Become a member of OCD-UK to receive your copy of Compulsive Reading

The latest publication of the OCD-UK magazine, Compulsive Reading will be with OCD-UK members later this week.

So if you're not already a member, now is a great time to become a member of OCD-UK! 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. Click here to become a member.

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 magazines by downloading a previous issue free of charge.

Article posted on: Thu, 06/02/2014 - 5:39pm

Meet the Team: Lucy Carter

Lucy Carter

I joined OCD-UK in August 2013 in the part-time capacity of a communications and awareness development role. I embarked upon this exciting opportunity at the start of the first Ride4OCD tour and set to work on helping the team raise media awareness during the ride to support the ones doing the real work, those cycling! It was great fun to follow the Ride4OCD team on their epic journey from Lands’ End to John O’Groats.

Article posted on: Tue, 04/02/2014 - 2:25pm

East Midlands Project Leader Required – Are you a little bit OCD

The Are you a little bit OCD? is funded by Time to Change

Project Leader – ‘Are you a little bit OCD?’

Thanks to funding from the mental health anti-stigma programme, Time to Change, we are launching a brand new East Midlands project. The Are you a little bit OCD? project will engage the public in conversation about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) through the use of a fun and quirky ‘sofa zone’ which will be set up in public spaces across the East Midlands, and we are now recruiting a project leader to manage this project.

Click more for a full job description.

Article posted on: Tue, 29/10/2013 - 2:54pm

Robyn meet Robin - New OCD-UK Christmas Card

Robyn meet Robin by Alica Ballard

We know it's still October, but we thought we better remind you that we will once again be selling festive Christmas Cards this year to raise funds for our charity. Our new addition to our catalogue for 2013 is this lovely design by OCD-UK Member, Alicia. She created Robyn meet Robin (pictured) with her aunt in mind, and inspired by our Compulsive Reading article about the OCD/BDD Springfield service, where her Aunt was a patient and is currently battling her OCD.

Article posted on: Thu, 24/10/2013 - 6:09pm

New East Midlands project to get people talking about OCD

Funded by the mental health anti-stigma programme, Time to Change.

Next week is OCD Awareness Week (14th-20th October) and the national charity, OCD-UK is launching a week of events in the East Midlands with the announcement of a unique 18-month OCD awareness project, specifically focussing on the East Midlands, thanks to funding from the mental health anti-stigma programme, Time to Change.

The Are you a little bit OCD? project will engage the public in conversation about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) through the use of a fun and quirky ‘sofa zone’ which will be set up in public spaces across the East Midlands.

Article posted on: Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:09pm


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