OCD Young Ambassador Projects

Are you a young person aged 13-18, then we want you to get involved!

The onset of OCD at a young age can be distressing and confusing for children, young people and their families. Sue Millichap, OCD-UK’s Children and Young People’s Lead, is currently working on projects aimed at young people aged 13 to 18 with opportunities for older young people (aged 18-25) to provide input and support.

Our nationwide, three year project is funded by Children In Need. It will support the development of 60 young ambassadors (aged 13-18) who will be given a central platform to talk about their experiences of OCD; becoming role models and offering hope and inspiration to their peers with OCD. Given the national reach of the project, the majority of the work will be conducted through online communication with participants sharing their stories through a variety of creative ways such as blogs, podcasts, artwork. There will also be regional meetings to allow the young people to meet face to face.

We are also working on an East Midlands based project, funded by The Big Lottery Awards For All. It is focused on the editing and redesign of our information guide for young people that was originally written and distributed in 2009. The project end is January 2019 so from now until then we will be consulting with young people on the content and design of the booklet. We will predominantly be working with young people aged 13-18 but welcome feedback from older young people as to what would have helped them when they were younger.

We are aiming to invite young people from both projects to contribute to the OCD-UK national conference in November where we will launch the new booklet.

If you, or a young person you know are interested in getting involved, please get in touch with sue@ocduk.org.

Whilst Sue is not able to take support emails from parents, we have a team of volunteers that can, please email support@ocduk.org.
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Become an OCD-UK Young Ambassador!

As you know, the onset of OCD at a young age can be distressing and confusing for children, young people and their families. I’m Sue Millichap, OCD-UK’s Children and Young People’s Lead, and I’m currently working on two projects that will enable young people to become OCD-UK Ambassadors – working together with other young people, sharing stories, inspiring others and raising awareness of OCD.

Children in Need
This nationwide, three year project, funded by Children In Need will support the development of 60 young ambassadors who will be given a central platform to talk about their experiences of OCD.

The project will allow our Young Ambassador's to become role models and offering hope and inspiration to their peers with OCD. Given the national reach of the project, the majority of the work will be conducted through online communication with participants sharing their stories through a variety of creative ways such as blogs, podcasts, artwork. We will also host regional meetings to allow the young ambassadors to meet face to face.

The Big Lottery – Awards For All
This East Midlands based project is funded by The Big Lottery Awards For All. It is focused on the editing and redesign of our information guide for young people that was originally written and distributed in 2009. The project end is January 2019 so from now until then we will be working with young people on the content and design of the booklet.

Interested in taking part? Read our FAQs below for more information…

If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch with me and I promise to do my best to help you feel comfortable talking about it. You can email me sue@ocduk.org or text/call me 07495 557405.

Sue

P.S. Whilst I am not able to take support emails from parents, we have a team of volunteers that can, please email support@ocduk.org.

Keep checking this page, more content will be added once the project starts to develop.

Projects made available through the kind financial support of:
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