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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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

Welcome Sue... our new children and young people lead

This week we welcomed Sue Millichap who joined team OCD-UK as our new Children and Young People's Lead and is already preparing to launch two brand new projects aimed at young people with OCD later in May! She prepared a few words to introduce herself.

My name is Sue and I’m the new Children and Young People’s Lead for OCD-UK. As someone who first experienced Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder as a child, I feel very excited about working with children and young people on their journey with OCD and collaborate with them to create positive outcomes and inspire others. Current projects underway (funded by Children in Need and Awards for All) are aimed at young people aged 13 to 18 with opportunities for 18 to 25 year olds to provide input and support. If you (or a young person you know) are interested in getting involved, please get in touch with me sue@ocduk.org.

Sue later tweeted how excited she is to be working with us, and we very much look forward to working with her.... "An exciting new journey ahead with @OCDUK! Really proud to work for such a fantastic charity and work with children and young people with OCD. #OCD".

Article posted on: Fri, 11/05/2018 - 4:38pm Read more...

New OCD-UK Book Club - Break free from OCD

Break free from OCD

 

 

NEW OCD-UK Book Club – Month: May

Chosen by the Derby OCD Support Group

Break free from OCD

 

About Book Club

  • The purpose of the book club is not to review the book, but to encourage those affected by OCD to engage in the self-help resources available to them;
  • and to promote discussion to allow the community, and possibly even some of the authors, to help readers understand aspects of the book they struggle to work through.
  • Helping to create and maintain a recovery focussed mindset.
  • If you’ve already read a book, no harm and many advantages of re-reading!
  • Sometimes it’s just fun to read and help others understand a book.
Article posted on: Mon, 30/04/2018 - 12:39pm Read more...

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, 10/04/2018 - 3:11pm Read more...

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, 26/03/2018 - 4:07pm Read more...

Work with OCD-UK

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of teenagers struggling and suffering with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

OCD-UK is recruiting for a part-time project coordinator based in the East Midlands to work with teens (13-18) with OCD.

To find out more about this challenging, creative and rewarding role please download the job description below. Applications must be submitted by email to Ashley Fulwood at office@ocduk.org by midday on Monday 2nd April 2018.

Article posted on: Mon, 26/03/2018 - 10:59am Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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