The national OCD charity, run by and for people with lived experience of OCD
Become an OCD-UK Young Ambassador!Are you a young person with OCD? We want you to get involved!
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 three 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 Ambassadors to become role models, 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.
Big Lottery Fund – Awards For All
This East Midlands based project is funded by Big Lottery Fund - 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 (pictured right). The booklet received fantastic feedback when it was first published. It is used by many professionals and has been a helpful resource for so many young people but we’ve run out! 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.
This Derbyshire based, one year project is funded by Foundation Derbyshire’s Youth Social Action Fund. It is centred around the engagement of young volunteers who will meet once a month to create community outreach opportunities. The volunteering will take the form of activities such as designing local awareness raising campaigns, writing and delivering presentations to schools and colleges and making posters and literature to support other young people. The project is open to anyone aged 10-25 who lives in Derbyshire and is affected by OCD.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call me 07495 557405.