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British 10k - Thank You Team OCD-UK Ladies

Huge thanks to Debbie (23885) and Janine (23886) who earlier this month braved the July heat and ran the British 10k for OCD-UK, and have so far raised a fantastic £630 between them.

Debbie, who also runs the Bexleyheath OCD Support Group explained why she was running for us. "Three years ago I had a complete nervous breakdown due to working and studying too hard. I had OCD as a child but managed to overcome it and was OCD free throughout my twenties and early 30’s. However, when I had my breakdown it came back with a vengeance.

Click the 'read more' link below the image for more of Debbie's story, and to see more pics from their adventure.

Article posted on: Sun, 28/07/2013 - 4:15pm Read more...

New OCD Workbook - Help Needed

Dr Stephanie Fitzgerald

Dr Stephanie Fitzgerald, friend of OCD-UK and Clinical Psychologist, is writing a new workbook about OCD.

The aim of the workbook will be to explain CBT techniques in a very practical way to help people apply them to overcome their OCD. Stephanie is keen to make sure the workbook is as helpful as possible and so is asking people to tell her what they think is missing from other books, and what they would like to see in a workbook specifically aimed for those with OCD. 

If you have any comments or suggestions then please contact Stephanie directly on: stephanie@fitzgeraldpsychology.com

Article posted on: Tue, 02/07/2013 - 6:09pm Read more...

Ride4OCD - Lands End to John O Groats

Cycling from Land’s End to John O’ Groats - Ride4OCD

Coming to a road near you, an adventure of Epic Proportions!

Cycling from Land’s End to John O’ Groats this Summer will be Ashley Fulwood and Professor Salkovskis, with guest appearances from Brynjar Halldorsson and Lisa Marnell. Fancy joining them?

For those that can't get involved, you can now stay in touch with all the blogs and photos on our brand new tour website at www.ride4ocd.org

#Ride4OCD has five principal objectives:
1 - Improving OCD awareness
2 - Fundraising for OCD-UK
3 - Highlighting treatment inequalities between England, Scotland and Wales
4 - Demonstrating that mental challenges can be tackled
5 - Bringing the OCD community together

Ride4OCD will see OCD-UK’s Ashley Fulwood and patron Professor Paul Salkovskis cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats (LEJOG), through England, Wales and Scotland.

Article posted on: Wed, 19/06/2013 - 6:16pm Read more...

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 early next 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: Wed, 19/06/2013 - 5:28pm Read more...

2013 National OCD Conference - Newcastle

Our annual conference takes place in Newcastle on 2nd November

Continuing our commitment to provide OCD conferences around the whole of the UK, we are proud to announce that for 2013 we will be hosting our annual national OCD conference in the North East, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on Saturday 2nd November 2013. Our conference is primarily aimed at those with OCD, along with their family and friends, but we also welcome health professionals or anybody else that may also be interested in learning more about OCD.

Our conferences are a great way to listen to, learn from and even ask questions of the some of the leading OCD experts here in the UK, but also to meet others with OCD and share coping experiences, and for some, to make new friends too.

Article posted on: Thu, 09/05/2013 - 5:21pm Read more...

Good Luck to Team OCD-UK in the Virgin London Marathon

Come along to support Team OCD-UK

Good Luck to Alan, Rebecca and Sarah running the Virgin London Marathon for OCD-UK tomorrow.

We will have a support team on Tower Bridge (North side) from 8:30am, do come along and say hello if you're passing, and if you can spare a few hours stay with us and help us cheer on team OCD-UK. (OCD-UK t-shirts will be available to those that can stay and help (whilst stocks last).

You can read Sarah's story on our website here.

Article posted on: Sat, 20/04/2013 - 3:02pm Read more...

Kerrang! Music Awards 2013 - OCD-UK become charity partner

 Kerrang! Awards 2013

Kerrang! Magazine – the UK’s biggest selling music weekly – has today announced that this year’s Relentless Kerrang! Awards will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with a brand new venue and co-host, and they have kindly invited OCD-UK to be the charity partner for the awards event.

Announcing our involvement as the new charity partner, Kerrang! editor James McMahon,‏ Tweeted 'In tomorrows Kerrang! we announce details of our 2013 awards. I'm delighted @OCDUK are our new charity. They were a friend when I needed one.' He went on to Tweet 'Mental health charities can do lots of good. I just needed to know I wasn't alone in feeling like I did. I hope @OCDUK know I am grateful.'

OCD-UK representative, and rock chick, Patsy Gough said of this fantastic partnership,  “Many young people experience mental health problems, including OCD, and the charity partnership between OCD-UK and Kerrang! will show this young open-minded audience that OCD and Mental Health need not be a taboo subject. We are sooooo excited to be part of this exciting and vibrant alternative music awards show.

Article posted on: Thu, 11/04/2013 - 9:33pm Read more...

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