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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.

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

Liverpool Conference Thank You

Ian Puleston-Davies in conversation with Ashley Fulwood

A huge thank you to all those attended our 2011 OCD conference on Saturday, which this year was held in Liverpool.

We heard from some fabulous speakers, including incredibly brave, honest and inspiring first hand accounts of living with, coping with and overcoming OCD by Catherine, Diana, Claudine and the writer and actor, Ian Puleston-Davies, pictured here in conversation with OCD-UK's Ashley Fulwood. The over-riding theme of the day was that it is possible to reclaim your life back from OCD, and something the charity will work hard to help more people do just that in the coming months.

Article posted on: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 2:05am

Olivers roller marathon

Oliver's Goodwood Roller Marathon

A huge thank you to Oliver who recently completed the fantastic Goodwood Roller Marathon in August. For Oliver, this meant getting his skates on and skating 26.6 miles (11 laps) around the famous Goodwood motor circuit all in aid of OCD-UK, and so far already raising £350 for OCD-UK, and with a pledge to match that from his employers, Barclays.

Article posted on: Tue, 04/10/2011 - 10:03pm

Make a pledge to yourself

Our July edition of Compulsive Reading

It will soon be the end of 2011, and the start of a new year. And no this isn’t a post about Christmas, so don’t worry :sweat: . However this is a post to make everyone look ahead to the future, to a life beyond OCD and the challenges it puts in front of sufferers on a daily basis.

The next edition of the member’s magazine, Compulsive Reading is due out in December. We are hoping it to be a bit of a bumper edition, something to see out 2011 in style, and something to make us think about the future in a more positive way. And what better way of doing this, than for us all to make personal pledges for 2012 – a pledge to take us towards our goal of recovery, or to help someone else on the road to theirs? It doesn’t have to be a huge thing, even something as simple as pledging to yourself that you will do a 15 minute walk 3 times a week is enough. Or committing to finding a new hobby, stopping just one compulsion, learning a new skill such as cooking, or getting in touch with an old friend that you have lost touch with. The only requirement is that the pledge puts the OCD bully in the shade, and makes you number one – if only for a couple of hours a week. Because as much as it sometimes feels as though OCD is part of you, it isn’t. It is just an unwelcome visitor that wants to grab the limelight. But we are all going to do just one thing to not let it enjoy that privilege any more. And one small change will eventually lead to bigger and better things for all of us.

Article posted on: Mon, 03/10/2011 - 10:03pm

Prenatal and Postnatal OCD

Prenatal and Postnatal OCD

Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (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.

Some women develop OCD for the first time either during pregnancy or shortly afterwards, whilst others find that pre-existing OCD symptoms become worse.

Article posted on: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 10:40pm

We need your help, TODAY!

By Kylie Cloke, Chair of OCD-UK

For those of you who are members, and who have read the last edition of Compulsive Reading, you will have been enlightened on some of the work that OCD-UK has participated in over the past year. I am assuming that if you're reading this website that OCD has impacted on your own life in some way, and therefore I hope that our annual review has helped to reassure you that the charity is working in the right direction to make positive change for the OCD community.

My reason for writing this message is to ask for your help – members and non-members alike – to support our charity. As our annual review shows, we have not only successfully operated our charity with a minuscule amount of money , we are operating very frugally). We are extremely proud of what we can achieve with limited funds – however, these limited funds are becoming harder and harder to come by. And the crux of it all is, that without this money, OCD-UK will no longer be able to operate – and we need you to help us to ensure that this worry does not become a reality.

To put this in terms of time, we anticipate that without substantial financial support, OCD-UK will run out of money in early 2012, which demonstrates the importance of your membership donations and fundraising to support our charity.

Article posted on: Sun, 14/08/2011 - 8:01pm

Text donate to OCD-UK

Text donate 'GIVE04 £10' to 70070

Donating by text message is a quick and simple way to give to OCD-UK and can be a convenient and spontaneous additional way for people to give small amounts to OCD-UK.

Our individual TXT donation code is 'GIVE04', you then text this code to 70070 along with an amount (£1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10) and simply send your text to make that donation amount.

All text donations are free other than the donation amount, and won't come out of any inclusive texts you have as part of your price plan - even if you're not with Vodafone, you simply pay the cost of your donation. When you make a text donation, it'll either be deducted from your mobile phone credit or added to your mobile phone bill - and you won't pay any VAT on your donation.

Article posted on: Sat, 13/08/2011 - 8:51pm

Waitrose Community Matters

Waitrose Community Matters

If you shop at Waitrose please nominate OCD-UK as your chosen local charity by completing the nomination form found in store.

Three good causes receive a share of £1,000 every month from the Waitrose Community Matters initiative. The charities and community groups are selected by nominations from customer and Waitrose employees, so please be sure to nominate OCD-UK in your local store.

Customers shopping in store are given a green token in which they can vote for which of that month’s three charities they want to receive the donation by placing the token in one of three Perspex tubes. At the end of the month the cash is divided up in proportion to the number of tokens a charity has received.

Article posted on: Sat, 13/08/2011 - 1:45pm


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