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Mia’s Poem – ‘The killer of men’

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContact’The killer of men’By OCDUKYA MiaIn 1939, they were sent to war, just imagine all the pain they had to endure. Standing on the shore, waiting for the rain to pour. Not knowing when or if they’ll …

Anna – Men’s Mental Health Theme

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactMen’s mental health awarenessBy OCDUKYA AnnaWe are continuing our men’s mental health theme, as we share work from our young ambassador Anna. Speaking out about OCD is something many men find difficult, due to the stigma behind …

Charlotte – OCD & the easing of COVID-19 restrictions

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactOCD & the easing of COVID-19 restrictionsNow that COVID restrictions have largely been lifted across the UK, coping with the return to ‘normality’ may be difficult and even overwhelming to those who suffer from Contamination OCD, with …

Rachel – OCD & Identity

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactOCD & IdentityWho am I without OCD? If I didn’t suffer with it, would I still be me? OCD is horrible and takes control of me, but I’ve lived with it for so long, I feel like …

Anna – OCD Recovery

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactAnna’s Recovery”I used to volunteer at an animal sanctuary and dog walk for my neighbours, but as my OCD got worse, I lost the ability to do these things. I struggled to be in a place I …

Tom – OCD & Identity

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContact OCD & Identity By OCDUKYA Tom”It took me a while to realise this, but I am not OCD. I am simply someone with OCD. OCD does not define who I am nor will it decide my …

Emily P – OCD & Identity

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactOCD & Identity By OCDUKYA EmilySometimes a therapist saying your intrusive thoughts are not related to who you are doesn’t quite cut it. For me, I like knowing the facts behind It. I am a psychology A-level …

Holly R – OCD & Identity Illustration

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Rachel – OCD & Identity Poem

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactOCD & IdentityBy OCDUKYA RachelInside of my head there’s a voice, It doesn’t sound like mine. I can’t remember my life without it, It’s there all of the time. It shouts and screams and yells, Shattering the …

Becky – OCD & Identity

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactOCD & IdentityBy OCDUKYA BeckyWhen you are in therapy, because it takes so much out of you, it can really become a large part of your life. From personal experience, your life can begin to revolve around …

Erin – Photography

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactI have been working on this in photography class to show how people do not know how you may be feeling on the inside, and to raise awareness. The title of this is “you never know what …

India – The recipe for an OCD

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Young Ambassadors HomeAboutOur PostsContactRecipe for an OCD: Mix 100.09g of obsessions with 99.67g of compulsions in a bowl. Pour 80.89ml of intrusive thoughts in and mix well. Add a teaspoon of checking behaviours and a tablespoon of paranoia and stir. …