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Prenatal and Postnatal OCD
OCD during pregnancy and after having a baby has, until recently, received relatively little research attention, despite being a significant problem that is now thought to affect 2–4% of all new mothers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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

Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP - Conference letter of support

Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP

Earlier this month we successfully hosted our annual conference in Nottingham. We were delighted to receive this generous letter of support from the Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, the Minister of State for Care and Support who has been the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk since 2001.

I wish you every success with the National OCD Conference 2014 – Nottingham.  Over two days delegates will have the chance to hear some inspirational speakers:  not just clinicians on the front line of pioneering research and practice; but also, people and families struggling to live with and recover from OCD, who continue to inspire us with their courage and perseverance.

This conference is a chance to learn from the best, to turn research into daily practice and recognise the key role of professionals, people with OCD, and families in designing and delivering change across the health and care system.

Article posted on: Sat, 15/11/2014 - 2:52pm Read more...

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...

Do you have an adult family member with OCD? - Research Help

Research by Rebecca Pedley (Research Associate), The University of Manchester.

Health Beliefs in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Do you have an adult family member with OCD?

If yes and you are a UK resident over 16 years of age, we would you like to invite you to take part in a research interview, which is being carried out as part of a PhD project at the University of Manchester.

We are hoping to learn more about family member experiences of OCD. We would like to invite you to take part in a confidential interview, where we would discuss these experiences.

We will ask you some questions about:
1. Your experiences and knowledge of OCD
2. How OCD impacts you and your family
3. Your support needs

Article posted on: Thu, 13/11/2014 - 4:06pm Read more...

OCD-UK Notecard and Christmas Cards

OCD-UK everyday and Christmas Notecards

It's that time of the year again when we start thinking about Christmas Cards, so it gives us great pleasure to a brand new range of Christmas Cards and Notelets cards for Christmas and everyday use.

Purchasing a pack of OCD-UK cards is a fantastic way to support the charity, and also to raise awareness at the same time. Some people even use our Christmas cards as a gentle way to start to introduce the discussion about OCD to their family and friends. Whatever your reasons for purchasing our cards, every pack that you buy will help support OCD-UK, so thank you.

We have nine festive Christmas Cards, and ten festive notecard Christmas Cards. We also have 14 everyday notecards for use throughout the year. Visit www.ocdshop.com to purchase yours.

Article posted on: Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:41pm Read more...

Ride4OCD 2015 - OCD Awareness from Scotland to Cornwall

Paul Salkovskis in Devon - 2013

Coming to a road near you in 2015, Professor Paul Salkovskis and OCD-UK's Ashley Fulwood and Lisa Marnell will be riding from John O' Groats to Land's End (JOGLE). Therapists and people with OCD working together with one united aim, raising awareness of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

But this is no ordinary fundraising cycle ride, this is the Ride4OCD and along the way they will be raising OCD awareness, hosting OCD support groups and hosting mini conference events, all the way from Scotland to Cornwall during their Ride4OCD cycling JOGLE adventure next August (2015).

If you are not able to get involved, but would like to show your support then you can always sponsor us at www.justgiving.com/ocd

Article posted on: Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:57pm Read more...

October Compulsive Reading magazine

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

The latest publication of the OCD-UK magazine, Compulsive Reading is now out.

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. Please join our community, and support our charity by becoming a member, please 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: Tue, 04/11/2014 - 5:53pm Read more...

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