Our ears are wide open – A poem for men with OCD

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Our ears are wide open A poem by Zoe WilsonWith world mental health awareness day and OCD Awareness Week soon upon us, Zoe, our children, young people & parent lead shared her thoughts to encourage men with OCD to reach …

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 AmbassadorsOCDUKYA’s2nd September 2021Share this post”What I found helpful was looking back and acknowledging how far you’ve come and how much you’ve changed. Not only in terms of rituals but …

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Anybody can call themselves a therapist

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Lived Experience BlogAnybody can call themselves a therapist.Comment by our Chief Executive, Ashley Fulwood.Ashley Fulwood29th April 2021Share this postThis week I fell for an online confidence trick that cost me £93 pounds, I was misled.  Admitting this is embarrassing, but …

The unseen obsession

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I’ve seen so much stigma in the media lately surrounding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Whilst it’s usually water off a ducks back, the pandemic has unravelled some hard stigma busting work. People and companies with big platforms have been trivialising OCD.

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OCD and Stigma

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I’ve seen so much stigma in the media lately surrounding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Whilst it’s usually water off a ducks back, the pandemic has unravelled some hard stigma busting work. People and companies with big platforms have been trivialising OCD.

My OCD – Sorcha

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My OCDBlog post by: Sorcha McCaffrey London and Manchester First published on: 15 Feb 2019 I had this gut wrenching feeling of recognition, and I realised that the frightening spiral of intrusive thoughts and compulsions I had been stuck in …

Discovery

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Music Album ‘Discovery’ to Support OCD-UK Matthew Thompson, a member of our Derby OCD-UK support group, has recently come together with fellow artists to produce a music album of songs he has written throughout his life. The songs all feature …

Hannah Climbing Snowdon

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#FantasticFundraiser FocusHannah Climbing SnowdonIn July one of our amazing #FantasticFundraisers Hannah Nelson successfully climbed Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level. She told us why she decided to take on this challenge …

Jessica’s Blog

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Jessica Blog post by: Jessica Emily New ZealandJust remember OCD isn’t a life sentence, it’s a learning curve. Something that life threw at you to say “Try this one on for size” with hard work and believing in recovery you …

Interview with Laura Greenway, Performance Artist

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Interview with Laura Greenway, Performance ArtistInterview by: Claire Goldenberg SussexIf 26 year old Laura Greenway looks familiar, you may have seen her on TV’s ‘Trust Me, I’m a Doctor’ or you may have seen her on social media, or at …

Getting Younger with Age

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Getting Younger with AgeBlog post by: Taming Olivia LondonYou may be thinking ‘Hang on a minute, what’s up with this title? That’s not the way it works.’ And you’d be right, but please allow me to explain. You know every …

Laura – Facebook Stigma

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Laura – Facebook StigmaBlog post by: Laura Barnes SwindonFacebook has come under a huge amount of flack recently… and maybe the tide of social media is changing?… however, for me, it has been a huge force for good. As a …