About the Conference

Celebrate our 15th annual conference in 2019 as we bring our nationwide annual conference to Northampton on Saturday 16th November 2019.

Each year we push the boundaries to deliver an informative and inspiring event and 2019's conference will be one to remember.

The OCD-UK annual conference is a unique opportunity for people affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to come together to be educated, informed, inspired and empowered.

The conference agenda will bring together some of the best experts in the field of OCD and inspiring presentations from people with lived experience of OCD.

With five different seminar streams to choose from during the day, there will be something for everyone.

Be Inspired!

This presentation took place at the 2018 OCD-UK conference, hosted in Brighton.

Expert Presentations

Some of the key topics the OCD-UK conference will cover of offer education, guidance, hope and inspiration about the treatment of OCD.
  • Presentations for people affected by OCD.
  • Presentations for parents of children/teenagers with OCD.
  • Presentation for family, friends and partners of adults with OCD.
  • Presentation for teenagers with OCD.

Conference Agenda

The Northampton OCD Conference was carefully planned by members of the OCD-UK team, all of whom have lived experience of living with and seeking treatment for OCD, and in collaboration with health professionals to ensure that we created a conference programme that offers exactly what our audience needs and wants. We hope you like the proposed agenda.

Morning Programme

09:40 - 13:00
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Image shows the layout of the AM conference agenda

Afternoon Programme

14:10 - 17:10
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Image shows the layout of the PM conference agenda

Conference Timings

The conference agenda and timings are subject to change on the day. But to assist you planning your travel, our conference will start no earlier than 9:40am and will finish no later than 5:30pm. There are numerous public transport options that will allow you to attend our conference from many parts of the country (including London, Birmingham, Liverpool) and which will allow you to reach our conference venue in time for the start.

Anonymity - Some people worry about their anonymity during the conference, don’t worry, other than to our trusted volunteers at the registration desk, you don’t have to reveal your name to anyone unless you choose to do so. Throughout the conference, including the workshops, you can just sit and listen to the speakers and the questions being asked, please don’t feel you have to participate unless you wish to in some way.

Expert Presentations

We believe by the time you leave our conference you will be leaving with a better understanding of:
  • how our belief about our OCD could be inadvertently keeping OCD thriving.
  • how our thoughts and feelings around our intrusive thoughts may not be true and how to accept that possibility.
  • reassurance and when to offer it, when not to offer it.
  • how choosing to change can help instigate those first difficult therapeutic steps.
  • how relapses need not mean a return of OCD.
  • what to expect from good quality CBT.
  • managing medication changes.
  • how to maintain any treatment successes.

Conference Prices

Ticket prices for the OCD conference. OCD-UK members receive the cheapest ticket prices.



Per Ticket

  • Delegate pack & bag included

  • Hear from OCD experts

  • Break refreshments

  • Lunch included

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Young PeopleAges 13-18


Tickets must still be booked and accompanied by paying adult

  • Delegate pack & bag included

  • Hear from OCD experts

  • Break refreshments

  • Lunch included

Buy Now!

The cheapest tickets are available to OCD-UK members, so you may wish to become a member from just £2 a month so you can benefit from cheaper conference tickets. Click here to become a member of OCD-UK.

We can also offer a special conference ticket rate of £24.00 per ticket for those currently unemployed or on low income, please click here to purchase at the special rate. In order to ensure the charity can cover the conference costs, we ask you only use this rate if you are unemployed or on low income where the above prices are not affordable to you.

SPREAD THE COST - Interest Free
During the checkout process, you can now choose to spread the cost of your conference ticket purchase across 6 months.

Refreshments Included

Not only does your conference ticket include the opportunity to listen to and pose questions to world renowned OCD specialists, it also includes refreshments throughout the day. Lunch is included (sandwiches with crisps/chips).

Top Speakers

World renowned OCD speakers will give unique insight and understanding into OCD. Full details of speakers to follow:

"Thanks so much @OCDUK team for allowing me to participate in this conference. I am proud to be linked with such a great group."
Professor Paul Salkovskis, (talking after the 2013 OCD-UK conference).


Contact us to become a sponsor for our 2019 Northampton OCD-UK Conference like Big Bear Bespoke Education in 2018. We have Gold, Silver and Bronze packages available from £500.

Buy your conference tickets right now!

We anticipate that this will be one of our best ever attended OCD conferences, so don't delay and BOOK your tickets today.
"Thank you @OCDUK for a really informative and inspirational day. #OCDConference. I have gained knowledge & hope from your amazing speakers."
Julie, (talking after the 2013 OCD-UK conference.)

Our Venue

Our conference venue is the Park Inn by Radisson Northampton Hotel.

Hotel Entrance
Main Lecture Theatre

Post Conference Meal

If you're staying in Northampton after the conference, then why not join the OCD-UK conference team and some of the speakers for a delicious three course meal.

So join us in our private dining room, soft music with great company and great post conference conversation.

Click here to view the menu

PLEASE NOTE: Places must be booked and paid for in advance at £37.99 per person. Can be booked when booking your conference ticket or by contacting the OCD-UK office.

Visit Northampton

The hotel location also offers you easy access to Northampton's key sites should you wish to make a weekend of it in this picturesque market town of Northampton. The best way to explore this medieval town is on foot, stroll through the many streets that are named after the town’s medieval trading history in gold, silver and even sheep!  Stroll past buildings from every age of British history.

Conference Location

Park Inn by Radisson Northampton
Silver Street

Contact OCD-UK
+44 (0)1332 742663

Conference Ticket Refunds / Re-allocation:
We are able to offer refunds on tickets, subject to a 12.5% administration fee, provided requests are received before 5.00 pm on Friday 8th November 2019.  We regret we are unable to issue refunds after that date.

If a registrant is unable to attend the conference for any reason they may substitute someone else to attend in their place, but please let us know before Thursday 14th November with the name changes you wish to make.

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