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Paul Salkovskis in Devon - 2013
Riding from John O' Groats to Land's End, therapists and people with OCD working together with one united aim, raising awareness of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Lynsey and Sam running the 2010 British 10K for OCD-UK
OCD-UK is only able to function through the generosity of our members fundraising efforts, so why not get fit, and fundraise for OCD-UK at the same time by participating in a fundraising run in 2013.
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.
Image of upset child
Distressing, upsetting, stressful, debilitating and disabling are all words used to describe how OCD can make someone feel and why the illness is listed amongst the top ten most debilitating illnesses by the World Health Organisation.
Locked is a short OCD film
Locked is a short OCD film, partly based on the OCD experiences of OCD-UK trustee, Claire Gellard and which previously won an award at the 2012 Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.
Continuing our commitment to provide OCD conferences around the whole of the UK, we are proud to announce that for 2015 we will be hosting our annual conference in York on Saturday 14th November.
Break Free From OCD - Book Review
The press release for the book describes this as a practical guide written by three leading CBT experts which enables you to make sense of your symptoms, and gives a clear plan to help you conquer OCD. The book does not fail to offer that!
Become a member of OCD-UK to receive your copy of Compulsive Reading
It's with great pleasure we confirm the latest issue of our members magazine, Compulsive Reading, and what's more, in addition to the great content.
Watch our 'Understanding OCD' Awareness video.
We hope that our video featuring Coronation Street actor Ian Puleston-Davies talking about his own OCD will offer hope and inspiration to the estimated 741,504 children and adults living with OCD here in the UK.
Our online OCD support forums.
Our community support discussion forums are a place where we facilitate a safe environment for people affected by OCD to communicate with each other.
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Welcome to OCD-UK

OCD-UK is the leading national charity, independently working with and for almost one million children and adults whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Our vision is one of a society where everyone affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder should receive the most appropriate, and the highest quality standards of care, support and treatment.

Read more about OCD-UK

South West volunteers needed during May

Volunteers needed for awareness raising events to be held in partnership with South West Trains during May 2015.

South West trains recognise the importance of championing mental health and, as such, have asked OCD-UK, along with other mental health charities to attend several events they are running for Mental health Awareness Week (11th – 17th May 2015).

We need volunteer support for these events (click read more for the dates). We will be talking to the general public about OCD, challenging any stigmatic attitudes we experience and offering information, advice and guidance where necessary. We will be gifting freebies to incentivise our conversations and fundraising too, so there are lots of different ways you can get involved. Volunteers must be able to travel and over 16. So if you can attend one, or more of these events please do get in touch!

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York OCD Conference 2015

Once again in 2015 we are continuing our commitment to provide OCD conferences around the whole of the UK. We are proud to announce that for 2015 we will be hosting our annual OCD conference in the beautiful and historic walled city of York on Saturday 14th November.

We have already lined up a superb array of OCD specialist health professionals and inspirational speakers covering a diverse range of OCD related topics. We are extremely excited about the programme we are planning, and we hope that you will be too. Confirmed speakers already include Professor Mark Freeston, Karina Lovell and Dr Claire Lomax, and we will have people with OCD sharing their experiences of successfully living with their OCD. Our full agenda will be added to this webpage by the end of May. Click the read more link to book.

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Workshop: Difficult to treat? Not anymore! Cognitive therapy for OCD

This one-day workshop in Nottingham hosted by Canadian OCD specialist, Dr Adam Radomsky will be of interest to any mental health professional working with patients affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a heterogeneous disorder; common symptoms include washing and checking behaviour, as well as primary obsessions (i.e., repugnant, unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images and impulses). There has been a surge in recent research on each of these forms of OCD, with publications often solidly grounded in a variety of cognitively-based models. Although these models differ to some extent in their explanation of obsessional and compulsive phenomena, they share a number of important features that are consistent with broad cognitive principles. We will begin with a review of the theoretical and empirical work conducted on the psychopathology and treatment of different manifestations of OCD. The workshop will continue with practical instruction on the cognitive-behavioural assessment and treatment of a variety of forms of the disorder, with particular emphasis on obsessions, compulsive checking, and contamination-related OCD (mental contamination). A new way of conceptualizing and treating contamination fear will be highlighted, along with the new construct of mental contamination. The focus on checking will feature elements from our new cognitively-based approach. The section of the workshop devoted to the treatment of obsessions will feature a case of post-partum obsessions, highlighting our ability to treat this important manifestation of the problem. Although OCD remains a serious and often debilitating disorder, our ability to substantially improve the lives of those suffering from the problem has dramatically increased in recent years. This workshop will capitalize on these recent improvements through the emphasis of new cognitively-based treatment strategies for this challenging disorder.

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Workshop: Stress, Anxiety and Signs of OCD in Children and Young People

This event is independent of OCD-UK. We provide this listing for information purposes only and is not necessarily an endorsement for the event.

 

Evening workshop for parents, carers and concerned professionals dealing with children and young people struggling with stress, anxiety and OCD-type behaviours. A not-for-profit event by the Healthcare On Demand team.

Location: Healthcare on Demand - Eastgate Gardens, Guildford, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4AZ. (Click for directions).
Date: Tuesday 12th May, 17.30- 21.00.
Presenter: Led by Dr Lucy Hale (CPsychol, BPS Chartered Clinical Psychologist, HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist)
Workshop Cost: £30 with proceeds being donated to OCD-UK.
Booking Information: Click to visit Healthcare on Demand website.

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Anxiety during pregnancy or postnatal period

Research by The study is being conducted by Dr Fiona Challacombe at King’s College London and the Maudsley Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT).

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED AN ANXIETY PROBLEM DURING PREGNANCY OR THE POSTNATAL PERIOD (1 year after birth)?

A survey of women’s experiences of anxiety diagnosis and treatment.

Perinatal anxiety is very common, but appears to be under-recognised. There is currently very little information about the identification and treatment of perinatal anxiety (anxiety that occurs during pregnancy or after the baby is born). We are conducting a survey to find out about women’s experiences of anxiety diagnosis and treatment during pregnancy and the postnatal period in order to identify helpful practice and also areas which might be improved.

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Cheaper cost to call the OCD-UK Information Line

We have today introduced an alternative to our 0845 120 3778 call number with the introduction of a cheaper 0345 alternative (0345 120 3778), helping cut costs of telephone calls for the public. 0345 numbers are charged at the same local rate that it costs to call a 01 landline number, often free from many call allowance packages.

OCD-UK will partly subsidise the introduction of the 0345 number, which is why your donations are more important than ever before.

Those calling our existing 0845 number may already be benefiting from free calls to 0845 numbers on many BT/landline call packages, however our new 0345 numbers will save money for even more callers who can call 0345 numbers from within their allowed call package allowance including from within mobile call package allowances, meaning for many people calling our charity will be completely free of charge to you.

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