Charlotte – OCD awareness

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactOCD Awareness By OCDUKYA Charlotte OCD awareness week 2021 took place on 10th October – 16th October. During that week, OCDUKYA Charlotte created an illustration to raise awareness and stamp out some of the most common misconceptions …

India – Recovery is not linear

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactRecovery OCDUKYA India Is recovery hard? Absolutely. Is recovery worth it? Definitely, without a shadow of a doubt. I’ve found recovery challenging, and I think it’s all too easy to think that recovery just isn’t working out. …

Anna – OCD doesn’t discriminate

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactOCDUKYA AnnaOCDUKYA Anna has created an image for the ‘mens mental health’ theme. OCD does not discriminate, and everyone deserves to recover from this cruel mental illness. You are not alone. Thank you, Anna. Please complete our …

Rachel’s Poem – Gender & Age

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactRachel’s Poem OCDUKYA RachelOCD doesn’t care for your gender or age, no matter who you are, it can trap you in a cage. It’s not ok that some feel able to reach out and speak, while others …

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Mia’s Poem – ‘The killer of men’

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContact’The killer of men’By OCDUKYA MiaIn 1939, they were sent to war, just imagine all the pain they had to endure. Standing on the shore, waiting for the rain to pour. Not knowing when or if they’ll …

Anna – Men’s Mental Health Theme

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactMen’s mental health awarenessBy OCDUKYA AnnaWe are continuing our men’s mental health theme, as we share work from our young ambassador Anna. Speaking out about OCD is something many men find difficult, due to the stigma behind …

Charlotte – OCD & the easing of COVID-19 restrictions

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactOCD & the easing of COVID-19 restrictionsNow 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 OCD, with …

Rachel – OCD & Identity

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactOCD & IdentityWho 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 feel like …

Anna – OCD Recovery

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactAnna’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 place I …

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 my …

Emily P – OCD & Identity

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactOCD & Identity By OCDUKYA EmilySometimes 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 psychology A-level …

Holly R – OCD & Identity Illustration

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