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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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

Hotel OCD misuse and apology

Over the weekend we were asked to intervene after concerns had been raised by our followers about misuse of OCD in a job advert by an hotel and wedding venue in Swansea. The venue were seeking staff with perfectionist traits, but of course confusing perfectionism with OCD which whilst a common error, does trivialise the impact OCD can cause. We did make contact with the hotel management who issued this apology and statement, and have asked us to share it.

Article posted on: Mon, 19/03/2018 - 3:07pm

OCD Support Groups - Updates

Support Groups Update: Due to last weeks inclement weather our East Midlands OCD support groups were moved back until this week. We are hosting the Derby group on Tuesday (6th) from 7pm and Nottingham on Wednesday (7th) from 6:45pm.

Both groups are open to anybody affected by OCD rather directly or through a loved one.

Article posted on: Mon, 05/03/2018 - 4:20pm

Specialist NHS clinic update

An update for those trying to access OCD treatment at the Specialist NHS psychological service for anxiety and related problems based at the University of Bath run by Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust (AWP. In January AWP published this update on their website:

12 January 2018

Unfortunately, the Specialist Anxiety Disorders Clinic is not able to accept any new referrals at present due to senior staff changes. 

An update will be issued in the next couple of weeks when we have more information regarding these changes. 

OCD-UK’s understanding is that those patients that were already receiving treatment or had received funding for treatment and accepted by the clinic before the January update should not be affected. We expect to be able to update more on this later in the month.

Article posted on: Tue, 20/02/2018 - 2:11pm

Calling OCD-UK

Information about calling OCD-UK.

OCD-UK offer a telephone information line for people affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder needing advice, information, help or support. The charity receives no funding from any source for offering this service which utilises staff and volunteers from across the country, hence the need for a non-geographical telephone number. Our team do a fantastic job in offering this service, often donating their time freely to help and support people affected by OCD.

In order to improve our communications systems and make our helpline more economical for the charity, from the 1st January we will be changing systems which means a new helpline number for people wishing to call OCD-UK. In order to prepare and setup our new system our helpline, we will not be taking calls on Monday 1st January or Tuesday 2nd January. We will be operating the helpline from 10am-4pm from Wednesday 3rd of January, the number to call will be:

Article posted on: Sun, 31/12/2017 - 1:42pm

Christmas Message

By Ashley Fulwood, Chief Executive.

Ho, Ho, Ho... Merry Christmas....

Christmas is meant to be a magical time of peace and happiness, well according to myth, a time where family and friends happily come together, one of smiles, good cheer, relaxation and partying, but for many people with OCD Christmas is far from that, Christmas is added stress on top of a life dominated by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Article posted on: Fri, 22/12/2017 - 9:36pm

December Compulsive Reading magazine

The latest 52-page OCD-UK magazine, Compulsive Reading is on its way to OCD-UK members, and it's not too late to become a member to receive your copy! 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 previous magazines by downloading a previous issue free of charge.

So if you're not already a member, now is a great time to become a member of OCD-UK to be sent a copy of the bumper 52-page December magazine! 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.


Article posted on: Sat, 16/12/2017 - 3:20pm

The Third Letter

When we launched our new logo last year, we did so to highlight the fact that the D in OCD the D means 'disorder'. For OCD Awareness Week Patrick, the host of the blog morethanmydiagnoses created this great piece about that 'third letter'.

Morethanmydiagnoses is an honest and frank record of mental illness and recovery.

Article posted on: Wed, 11/10/2017 - 4:41pm


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