The effect of difficult interpersonal memories on emotional responses

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  This study has been reviewed, and approved, by University of Oxford MS CUREC board (ref: R74372/RE001).     The effect of difficult interpersonal memories on emotional responses My name is Sam French and I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist …

Introducing our Diversity and Inclusion Charter

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We have today launched our Diversity and Inclusion Charter which we take pride in demonstrating our commitment to ensuring all those affected by OCD here in the UK will feel welcomed when using our services. You can read more about …

Charlotte – OCD & the easing of COVID-19 restrictions

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContact OCD & the easing of COVID-19 restrictions Now that COVID restrictions have largely been lifted across the UK, coping with the return to ‘normality’ may be difficult and even overwhelming to those who suffer from Contamination …

What we would like our therapists to know

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“What we would like our therapists to know” By the OCD-UK Young Ambassadors OCDUKYA’s 2nd September 2021 Share this post “What I found helpful was looking back and acknowledging how far you’ve come and how much you’ve changed. Not only …

Rachel – OCD & Identity

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContact OCD & Identity Who am I without OCD? If I didn’t suffer with it, would I still be me? OCD is horrible and takes control of me, but I’ve lived with it for so long, I …

Anna – OCD Recovery

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContact Anna’s Recovery “I used to volunteer at an animal sanctuary and dog walk for my neighbours, but as my OCD got worse, I lost the ability to do these things. I struggled to be in a …

Tom – OCD & Identity

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContact OCD & Identity By OCDUKYA Tom “It took me a while to realise this, but I am not OCD. I am simply someone with OCD. OCD does not define who I am nor will it decide …

Emily P – OCD & Identity

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContact OCD & Identity By OCDUKYA Emily Sometimes a therapist saying your intrusive thoughts are not related to who you are doesn’t quite cut it. For me, I like knowing the facts behind It. I am a …

Holly R – OCD & Identity Illustration

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Rachel – OCD & Identity Poem

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContact OCD & Identity By OCDUKYA Rachel Inside of my head there’s a voice, It doesn’t sound like mine. I can’t remember my life without it, It’s there all of the time. It shouts and screams and …

Becky – OCD & Identity

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContact OCD & Identity By OCDUKYA Becky When you are in therapy, because it takes so much out of you, it can really become a large part of your life. From personal experience, your life can begin …

Erin – Photography

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContact I have been working on this in photography class to show how people do not know how you may be feeling on the inside, and to raise awareness. The title of this is “you never know …