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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.
7 Ideas for 7 days of OCD Awareness - OCD Awareness Week takes place between 7-11th October 2015. How will you get involved?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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

Compulsive Reading - The OCD-UK Magazine

The highly acclaimed Compulsive Reading magazine is the quarterly members magazine and the best tool for anyone wanting staying up to date on important news and information about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and the work of OCD-UK. Compulsive Reading provides a great mix of community content, OCD related news and personal stories including exclusive content not published online.

To promote OCD Awareness Week we are making our April 2015 issue available completely free of charge, simply click the 'read more' link to access. The magazine featured some great awareness ideas, perfect for OCD Awareness Week.

Article posted on: Sun, 27/09/2015 - 2:15pm

OCD Awareness Week - Discounted OCD-UK membership

Become a member of OCD-UK during OCD Awareness Week 2015 to receive discounted membership.

To celebrate the forthcoming OCD Awareness Week we have a fantastic limited time offer of becoming a member of OCD-UK discounted almost 40% to just £15.00 for a full 12-months membership! This special offer ends on Sunday 18th October 2015.

Existing members can also take advantage of this offer, any member making use of this offer will have their existing membership extended by 12-months.

Membership of OCD-UK is the best tool for staying up to date on important news and information about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and the work of OCD-UK. It is designed to be of interest to everyone, whether you're a sufferer or care for someone with OCD, and at present we have over 700 people supporting our work by being a member of OCD-UK.

Membership benefits include:

Article posted on: Sun, 27/09/2015 - 1:39pm

OCD Awareness Week 2015

People still think OCD means being neat, tidy, clean and organised. We need to say to them, 'think again!'. We need to tell them that Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a seriously debilitating disorder which leads the sufferer to having unwanted debilitating intrusive thoughts rendering day-to-day life a living nightmare. That's OCD!

Which is exactly why we are promoting OCD Awareness Week.

OCD Awareness Week is a global effort to raise awareness and understanding about OCD, with the goal of educating people and working towards removing misunderstanding and stigma that can be caused by misrepresentation of OCD. Launched in 2009 by the International OCD Foundation (a US based charity), OCD Awareness Week is now promoted by a number of organizations across the world, and OCD-UK are delighted to be taking the lead here in the UK.

So what will you do? Click 'read more' for 7 ideas for 7 days of OCD awareness

Article posted on: Tue, 22/09/2015 - 5:31pm

Request an OCD Awareness Week placard

Professor Paul Salkovskis was showing his support for OCD Awareness Week

OCD expert Professor Paul Salkovskis showed his support for OCD Awareness Week last year, how will you show your support this year?

We have a limited number of OCD Awareness Week placards that we can send out to those willing to use them for fun awareness week picture ideas. The idea is you then get someone to take a creative photo of you holding the placard, ideally against a funky backdrop, and upload the image to your Facebook or Twitter profile.

Don't forget to send us a copy of your photo for the awareness week website too! 

Article posted on: Mon, 21/09/2015 - 6:55pm

OCD Awareness Week T-Shirts

OCD Awareness Week T-Shirts

With OCD Awareness Week fast approaching (11-17th October) we are releasing these great awareness t-shirts. We have 100 available on a first come, first served basis (UK residents only), all we are asking is those wanting a t-shirt make a donation to the charity using the form below.

The slogans for the t-shirt came from our previous awareness volunteer team, we thank everyone who helped with feedback for this project.

The focus of this years OCD Awareness Week is changing public perceptions about OCD, one conversation at a time. The flippant use of the term ‘I'm a little bit OCD’ that seems to be used in everyday conversation is still something that many people with OCD find upsetting and remains a stigmatising barrier to helping those that suffer with this often misunderstood disorder feel that they can be open and talk freely. The purpose of OCD Awareness Week is to change this and through our East Midlands project our volunteers have engaged members of the public in conversation sharing their experiences with a view to encouraging them to think differently about the way they perceive both OCD and mental illness in general.

Article posted on: Fri, 18/09/2015 - 3:22pm

Reassurance seeking research

University of Bath

Research by Emma Smith & Prof. Paul Salkovskis, University of Bath

Reassurance Seeking

Thank you for showing your interest in this research project. I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Bath working alongside Prof. Paul Salkovskis. We are looking for people who are currently experiencing OCD who would like to take part in our research.

What is the purpose of the study?
We seek reassurance to reduce our fears and remove doubt. We are interested in looking at different ways people seek reassurance and the effects it can have. It is expected that differences would have implications for the way people try to deal with excessive reassurance seeking. We would like to invite you to consider participating in a research study that aims to further develop our understanding of reassurance seeking.

Article posted on: Wed, 16/09/2015 - 12:01pm


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