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New OCD-UK Book Club - Break free from OCD

Break free from OCD

 

 

NEW OCD-UK Book Club – Month: May

Chosen by the Derby OCD Support Group

Break free from OCD

 

About Book Club

  • The purpose of the book club is not to review the book, but to encourage those affected by OCD to engage in the self-help resources available to them;
  • and to promote discussion to allow the community, and possibly even some of the authors, to help readers understand aspects of the book they struggle to work through.
  • Helping to create and maintain a recovery focussed mindset.
  • If you’ve already read a book, no harm and many advantages of re-reading!
  • Sometimes it’s just fun to read and help others understand a book.
Article posted on: Mon, 30/04/2018 - 12:39pm Read more...

Hotel OCD misuse and apology

Over the weekend we were asked to intervene after concerns had been raised by our followers about misuse of OCD in a job advert by an hotel and wedding venue in Swansea. The venue were seeking staff with perfectionist traits, but of course confusing perfectionism with OCD which whilst a common error, does trivialise the impact OCD can cause. We did make contact with the hotel management who issued this apology and statement, and have asked us to share it.

Article posted on: Mon, 26/03/2018 - 4:07pm Read more...

Work with OCD-UK

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of teenagers struggling and suffering with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

OCD-UK is recruiting for a part-time project coordinator based in the East Midlands to work with teens (13-18) with OCD.

To find out more about this challenging, creative and rewarding role please download the job description below. Applications must be submitted by email to Ashley Fulwood at office@ocduk.org by midday on Monday 2nd April 2018.

Article posted on: Mon, 26/03/2018 - 10:59am Read more...

The Power Threat Meaning Framework - A comment from someone with OCD

Blog written by 'Gingerbreadgirl', March 2018. The Power Threat Meaning Framework document was published earlier this year, which was described as an alternative to traditional diagnosis, developed and led by a group of senior psychologists funded by the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology. Click the link to read the full Power Threat Meaning Framework or a shorter overview.

The Power Threat Meaning Framework

It is said that the average OCD sufferer waits seven years before reaching out for help. That help can come in many forms - whether speaking to a GP, a close friend, or someone at a charity like OCD-UK.  For many people, reaching out for help can be terrifying – intrusive thoughts can leave you feeling exhausted, isolated, even like you’re going mad. 

For me, finding out about OCD, learning that it is an explanation for so many of my experiences, and finally receiving a formal diagnosis, have been crucial in me getting to grips with my illness and understanding it.

Article posted on: Thu, 22/03/2018 - 5:02pm Read more...

Calling OCD-UK

Information about calling OCD-UK.

OCD-UK offer a telephone information line for people affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder needing advice, information, help or support. The charity receives no funding from any source for offering this service which utilises staff and volunteers from across the country, hence the need for a non-geographical telephone number. Our team do a fantastic job in offering this service, often donating their time freely to help and support people affected by OCD.

In order to improve our communications systems and make our helpline more economical for the charity, from the 1st January we will be changing systems which means a new helpline number for people wishing to call OCD-UK. In order to prepare and setup our new system our helpline, we will not be taking calls on Monday 1st January or Tuesday 2nd January. We will be operating the helpline from 10am-4pm from Wednesday 3rd of January, the number to call will be:

Article posted on: Sun, 31/12/2017 - 1:42pm Read more...

Christmas Message

By Ashley Fulwood, Chief Executive.

Ho, Ho, Ho... Merry Christmas....

Christmas is meant to be a magical time of peace and happiness, well according to myth, a time where family and friends happily come together, one of smiles, good cheer, relaxation and partying, but for many people with OCD Christmas is far from that, Christmas is added stress on top of a life dominated by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Article posted on: Fri, 22/12/2017 - 9:36pm Read more...

2017 Christmas Cards

It's that time of the year again when we start thinking about Christmas (we know it's early still, but hey we delayed this post until October!), so it gives us great pleasure to launch our brand new range of Christmas Cards. For 2017 we have five brand new Christmas Card designs. With a range of festive, religious and festive fun cards, we're sure to have exactly what you're looking for. 

Purchasing a pack of OCD-UK cards is a fantastic way to support the charity and also to raise awareness at the same time. Some people even use our Christmas cards as a gentle way to start introducing the discussion about OCD to their family and friends. Whatever your reasons for purchasing our cards, every pack that you buy will help support the work of OCD-UK, so thank you.

Article posted on: Fri, 06/10/2017 - 2:40pm Read more...

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