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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

OCD and Me by Josh

OCD and Me - Lets Change Perceptions

This year’s OCD Awareness Week takes place between Monday 14th and Sunday 20th October 2013, and this year's theme, 'OCD and Me' aims to highlight individuals unique experiences of OCD to improve understanding about the many different types of OCD that people with OCD suffer. We also want to highlight the daily struggles with the illness in an attempt to challenge trivialising misconceptions and stigma that currently surrounds OCD.

Today, 15-year-old Josh sent us his video and his experiences of beating OCD!

Click the 'read more' link to view the video.

Article posted on: Mon, 30/09/2013 - 3:21pm

Ride4OCD Reviews and Pics

Ride4OCD Reviews and Pics

During August, OCD-UK's Ashley Fulwood and Professor Salkovskis set off from Land's End, cycling 1100 miles all the way to John o Groats. You can now read all about their experiences and daily adventures and pics on the Ride4OCD website.

Ashley told us, "People's generosity of spirit and wallet continues to amaze and humble us, even now, some two weeks following the completion of Ride4OCD. We want to thank everybody that supported us with words of encouragement to sponsoring us, you all made a real difference to helping us achieve our aims of this tour, we raised over £6600 so far, and managed to do 14 pieces of local media OCD awareness coverage, so thank you so much to you all for your generosity, you helped us achieve our aims of Riding4OCD."

"We wanted to try and share our experiences with you, so below is a review for each day of our ride, along with some route stats and pictures from the day (more pics to follow in the next week or so)."

Article posted on: Fri, 13/09/2013 - 5:54pm

New Ride4OCD blog and photo website

Visit our brand new ride4ocd website

Starting next Friday, 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, fundraising in aid of the charity, and raising awareness about OCD along the way.

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

Don't forget, if you want to get involved and cycle with the team, then you are most welcome, be that for a hour, half-day or a full days cycling. All we ask is you bring your own bike and cycle helmet! For those that are not able to cycle, then each evening we will be around to meet for an informal drink, just click the route links on the website for meeting locations and times.

Recent Blog Posts
Pimping my Bike
The countdown to LEJOG
Paul’s Bike Talk

Article posted on: Thu, 08/08/2013 - 3:06pm

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

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:

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


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