2021 Virtual OCD-UK Conference - Welcome to Hotel OCD-UK, flying the flag for recovery!

Laura Barnes
Laura Barnes
Kerry Boorman
Kerry Boorman

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

  This event will now take place in the new year during a dedicated event for young people with OCD.
 10:15am - 11:30am
 For safeguarding purposes participants will need to have their cameras on at all times

Laura Barnes and Kerry Boorman

Presentation subject

Welcome back to the conference followed by creative writing workshop for teens.

Hosted by the fantastic Laura & Kerry, we are back for another creative writing workshop for teens (ages 13-18) with OCD. In this workshop you will explore what OCD means to you through creative writing.

About the hosts

Laura Barnes is a regular volunteer with OCD-UK, she has run several of our annual teens work at the conference and facilitates an OCD support group in Swindon. Professionally Laura is a qualified secondary school teacher and now works freelance as a drama practitioner.

Laura works on a weekly basis at an inpatient unit for young people with mental health disorders using drama and games to empower and encourage them, she is a Director of a Performing Arts company (Revolution Performing Arts Rapport CIC) that specialises in working with vulnerable teens and uses performing arts as a mechanism for personal growth. She also works on several freelance projects both as a director and facilitator. Laura is a recovered OCD sufferer.

Kerry Boorman has focused her work on writing, facilitating and directing and has worked regionally, nationally and internationally on a wide range of projects.  As well as running her own theatre school company she is Artistic Director of an Inclusive touring adult Theatre Company based in the South West.

Kerry is also a Qualified Counsellor with Advanced certification in counselling Children and Adolescents. she is a Registered member of the BACP.

This workshop will NOT be recorded or made available post conference.

The Registration Process

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