As 2016 draws to a close, it’s good to take a moment to reflect on the past year at OCD Action. The Charity has been working hard to improve and grow our support services for people affected by OCD and related disorders, and to increase the profile of OCD and mental health amongst the...

Posted on: 21st December 2016 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

It may only be November, but the festive season is creeping up on us (whether we like it or not!), and you might even be starting to think about about stocking up on cards to send to family and friends. 

Posted on: 9th November 2016 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

At OCD Action, we want to ensure our services are reaching as many people affected by OCD as possible. The launch of our online support groups back in November 2013 allowed us to reach out to those who may not be able to access support locally. The existing eight online groups have proved...

Posted on: 2nd September 2016 by: Olivia

In the last few years, we have seen a huge increase in people taking on fundraising challenges to raise money for OCD Action and raise awareness of OCD. They are such an integral part of our team, and without their support and dedication, we could not carry out the work we do.

As...

Posted on: 4th August 2016 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

A few months ago, OCD Action were delighted to be awarded three years funding from the Big Lottery Fund, to expand our Better Together Project so it's Even Better Together. As the demand for support groups continues to increase, Keira and the EBT team have been working hard to support the...

Posted on: 26th July 2016 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

OCD Action's Advocacy Service is the only one of its kind in the country. Despite being just over five years old, our dedicated team of volunteers, led by our Advocacy Manager and Lead Advocate, have dealt with over 500 cases in that short time, supporting and empowering clients to regain...

Posted on: 28th June 2016 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

At OCD Action, we strive to ensure our support services are user friendly, and one way we thought could strongly improve accessibility on our website was by adding a piece of software that would offer reading, speech and translation tools to support our site visitors. So without further...

Posted on: 16th June 2016 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

We are half way through 2016 and what an exciting year it has been so far for OCD Action. The demand for our services is higher than ever; this signifies that awareness of OCD is improving, and people are reaching out and seeking the help they deserve.

We also have an exciting...

Posted on: 10th June 2016 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

We have some exciting news - OCD Action are recruiting!

We are looking for a Fundraising Manager and a Lead Fundraiser to join our small and hard-working staff team. These roles will be responsible for raising both core and project income to support the Charity’s work and improve...

Posted on: 10th May 2016 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

OCD Action is the largest national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Our vision is of a society where OCD is better understood and diagnosed quickly, where appropriate treatment options are open and accessible, where support and information are readily available and where...

Posted on: 12th April 2016 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

Gareth Crossman has resigned as Director of OCD Action and the Charity will be appointing a new Director in due course. The Trustees would like to thank Gareth for his contribution to the Charity and wish him the very best for the future.

All the services provided by OCD Action...

Posted on: 2nd February 2016 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

As 2015 draws to a close, we would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved with the Charity's work over the last year. With your invaluable help, we feel we have been able to support more people affected by OCD than ever before. We have big plans for 2016 and...

Posted on: 18th December 2015 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

Following some very exciting news, our Lead Advocate, Kenna, will be taking some time away from OCD Action. Whilst away on maternity leave, we are currently looking to recruit a new Lead Advocate to fill Kenna's shoes.

OCD Action's Advocacy service is the only one of its kind in the...

Posted on: 30th October 2015 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action, Get involved

The OCD Action Helpline currently offers support and information to people affected by OCD, BDD and related disorders, over the phone and by email. We recently decided to expand this service, and are now very pleased to announce that as of September, we will also be offering an e-Helpline...

Posted on: 17th July 2015 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action, Get involved

Could you be an OCD Action Volunteer Advocate?

We have been awarded 5 years funding from the Big Lottery Fund to provide a new service, called ‘Advocacy for OCD’ and we are now looking for 20 volunteers across England only to be part of this unique & exciting service.

Posted on: 15th July 2015 by: ocd-action
Categories OCD Action, Get involved

As part of our Big Lottery funded Advocacy for OCD Service, over the next five years we will be looking at local and regional trends in treatment and attitudes to try to improve things for a wider number of people. We are carrying out a national survey to map the treatment experiences of...

Posted on: 18th June 2015 by: Olivia

The OCD Action Helpline and email service offers help, information and support for people with OCD, carers and anyone who is concerned that they, or their friends or relatives, may have OCD or a related disorder.

The Charity recently decided, that to improve this service, we needed...

Posted on: 4th June 2015 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

OCD Action are sadly saying goodbye to Nick Barber, who has been the Charity's Lead Advocate for the last year. Nick has done a fantastic job supporting volunteers and clients with Advocacy issues, and we wish him the best of luck in the future.

Posted on: 7th May 2015 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

After seven years of working at OCD Action, it is with great sadness that we are saying goodbye to our Director, Joel Rose. Joel has done a huge amount for the Charity and he will really be missed.

"I am sad to be going but I know that I can leave the Charity in a great place, and...

Posted on: 28th April 2015 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

Conference is always a highlight of the OCD Action year and this year was no exception. We held the Conference in Manchester last weekend at the Manchester Conference Centre, and it was great to see so many new, as well as familiar, faces!

Throughout the day, we heard from a number...

Posted on: 24th April 2015 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action, Our Events

We are delighted to introduce OCD Action's newest Trustee - David Truswell.

David has worked in adult community based mental health services for over thirty years.

OCD Action want to ensure that people from a diverse range of communities are aware of our work and are able to...

Posted on: 24th March 2015 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

Join OCD Youth for their next exciting event which will be taking place in Manchester! This event will run alongside the OCD Action National Conference on the 18th April and spaces are limited, so have a look at the programme below and book your spot now.

This is a chance to to get...

Posted on: 4th March 2015 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action, Our Events

OCD Action are thrilled to announce that we have secured 5 years funding for our Advocacy Service from the Big Lottery fund. With this money, we can continue to provide Advocacy support to more people with OCD. 

Click here to learn more about our Advocacy Service. ...

Posted on: 3rd March 2015 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action, Fundraising

LEAD ADVOCATE 

£21,000 pro rata (£12,600) Permanent Contract

22.5 hours per week (flexible working) 

Location – flexible, North West preferred

OCD Action is the largest national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Our vision is of a society where OCD...

Posted on: 5th February 2015 by: ocd-action
Categories OCD Action, Get involved

OCD Action's 'Better Together Project' is now supporting an independent online support group specifically for people with OCD, family members and carers living in Scotland.

The group uses Skype (but audio only, no visual) and you will be given full support in setting this up. If you...

Posted on: 4th February 2015 by: Olivia

We are really pleased to announce that OCD Action Volunteer (YAP Social Media Officer) Ellen White is going to be speaking at our 2015 National Conference. Ellen has kindly agreed to be one of our inspirational speakers and share her experiences with OCD.

As well as all the...

Posted on: 15th January 2015 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

Posted on: 6th January 2015 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action, Our Events

On behalf of the trustees and staff of OCD Action, I wish you all a peaceful Christmas and a healthy New Year.

This has been my first year as chair and was also the 20th anniversary of OCD Action.  The charity has developed hugely in those 20 years but lots remains to be done in...

Posted on: 24th December 2014 by: Soxon
Categories OCD Action

2014 is drawing to a close, so we would like to take the opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported OCD Action over the last year. The Charity could not run without the help of our Volunteers, Members and Fundraisers, so we are extremely grateful for all of your hard...

Posted on: 22nd December 2014 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

OCD Action are looking for Helpline Volunteers, could you help?

We are currently looking for London based volunteers, who have personal experience of OCD, either first hand, or through a family member or friend. We now have 2 days of training arranged for: 19th & 26th January...

Posted on: 18th December 2014 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action, Get involved

 

A big congratulations to OCD Youth on reaching 1000 Twitter followers in just over a year! This is a fantastic achievement, so let's aim to have it doubled by 2016!

If you aren't already, follow OCD Youth on Twitter and Facebook.

Posted on: 26th November 2014 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

We are delighted to introduce OCD Action's newest Trustee - Lisa Doughty.

Lisa has been a member of OCD Action for a number of years and also has personal experience of OCD; she would now like to get more involved with shaping the Charity's work.

Lisa's field of expertise lies...

Posted on: 21st November 2014 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

Our Advocacy Service for adults with a diagnosis of OCD has now been running for 5 years and remains the only OCD-specific service in the UK. Our evaluation looks back over the difference we have made to the lives of those we have worked with, what we have learned along the way and how we see...

Posted on: 23rd October 2014 by: Olivia
Categories Our Services, OCD Action

OCDyouth.org is our new site for under 25s with OCD. If that sounds like you, sign up now!

Replacing the OCD at School site, OCDYouth.org is run *by* young people *for* young people (find out more about the OCD Youth panel). The site features blogs, articles and online forums and...

Posted on: 30th September 2014 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

OCD Action's Report and Accounts for 2013-14 have now been completed and we are proud to say that we have had our best year ever. With the help of our dedicated volunteers and our generous supporters we have been able to help more people than ever before. You can read more about what has...

Posted on: 8th September 2014 by: Joel
Categories OCD Action

OCD Advocacy 500

Our unique OCD Advocacy service has now supported 500 people since it was launched in 2009. We have helped people to access quality treatment, to stay in education, keep their job, have suitable accommodation and fight the discrimination that they face. We are...

Posted on: 28th July 2014 by: Joel
Categories Our Services, OCD Action

OCD affects all communities equally. As the national charity for people affected by OCD, we want to make sure that people from a diverse range of communities are aware of our work, able to access our services and encouraged to play a part in steering our organisation.

To help us do...

Posted on: 24th June 2014 by: Joel
Categories OCD Action

Hi I’m Nick Barber and I’m the new Lead Advocate for OCD Action, specifically covering the North of England. The main purpose of the role is supporting volunteer advocates, raising the profile of the advocacy service across the North and promoting the work generally of OCD Action.

I...

Posted on: 18th June 2014 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

OCD Action are proudly collecting information for our upcoming 20th anniversary newsletter and we would like to hear from you!

Have you had OCD for more than 20 years? If so, let us know what it was like to have OCD 20 years ago:

Posted on: 6th June 2014 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

Hi, I'm Olivia Bamber and I have just started a position as Media and Communications Officer at OCD Action. I am a recent English Literature and Creative Writing graduate and have been volunteering with OCD Action since moving to London. I'm delighted to now be starting this new role...

Posted on: 5th June 2014 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

Good luck to Debbie Robinson who is running the Edinburgh Marathon this Sunday to raise money for OCD Action! You can support Debbie's hard work by donating on JustGiving. You can do it, Debbie!

Posted on: 23rd May 2014 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

Presentations from National Conference 2014 are now available in the resources part of our website; this includes presentations by David Veale, Lynne Drummond, Katie d'Ath and Rob Willson. 

Posted on: 15th May 2014 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

Thank you to everyone who attended OCD Action's National Conference on Saturday, we hope you found it useful. Thank you to all of our speakers and volunteers who made the day run so smoothly. 

A special thank you to our Star Supporters who received awards at the conference, their...

Posted on: 13th May 2014 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action, Our Events

OCD Action National Conference 2014

Places are filling up fast for OCD Action's National Conference, please book now to ensure you are able to attend your chosen sessions.National Conference is a fantastic opportunity to hear from the leading experts in OCD treatment, listen to our...

Posted on: 8th May 2014 by: Joel
Categories OCD Action, Our Events

OCD Action is the national charity for people affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The Charity provides support and information, campaigns for better services and raises awareness of OCD amongst the general public and health care professionals.

While more people are aware of...

Posted on: 17th March 2014 by: Joel
Categories OCD Action

Enhance your knowledge of OCD and supporting learners with OCD in the classroom

The 'OCD at School' CPD webinar programme will take the form of a two-part course, during which we will hear from a variety of speakers including SEN specialists and those affected by OCD.

Part one...

Posted on: 7th February 2014 by: trishm

Welcome to the new look OCD Action website. 

The brief for this new website was to make it easier for people to navigate their way simply around the site and so be able to quickly access the information that they want.

We have tried to make it self explanatory and we suggest...

Posted on: 7th February 2014 by: Soxon
Categories OCD Action

OCD Action launched our first OCD Awareness Week in 2010 and since then, with the help of our volunteers, we have done a huge amount to raise the profile of OCD and make more people aware of the disorder. This year we are taking on a new challenge, because awareness is not enough. We want...

Posted on: 4th February 2014 by: Joel

Regular visitors to www.ocdaction.org.uk will realise that we have updated our website. We felt that the old site needed updating and we particularly wanted to have a website that;

·        got people to the information and support they wanted quickly

·        helped people to...

Posted on: 3rd February 2014 by: Joel
Categories OCD Action

At OCD Action's stakeholder day and AGM in November 2013, Daniel Nabarro announced that he would be stepping down as a Trustee and as the Chair of OCD Action. Daniel has been Chair of the Charity for 5 years and has overseen a significant period of development and expansion. We are...

Posted on: 28th January 2014 by: Joel
Categories OCD Action

Last November, the Charity held 

On the 16th November, the Charity held a Stakeholder event. This was an opportunity for people to come together and help set the “to-do list” for the Charity. We asked people for their ideas on how we can improve access to quality NHS services, on...

Posted on: 18th December 2013 by: Joel
Categories Our Events, OCD Action

I am Emma Pheby, the new Lead Advocate for OCD Action and I will be carrying on with Heather Spankie’s good work. Whilst my office space will be in the North-East, I will be covering the North-East and North-West; like Heather. I will be working three days a week (on Tuesdays, Wednesdays...

Posted on: 6th September 2013 by: ocd-action
Categories OCD Action

South West England & South Wales and North East England & Yorkshire Advocacy Volunteers Wanted

Could you be an OCD Action Volunteer Advocate?

We’re looking to recruit volunteers in South West England & South Wales and North East England & Yorkshire available...

Posted on: 2nd July 2013 by: ocd-action
Categories OCD Action, Get involved

OCD Action is looking for volunteers with personal experience of OCD either first hand or as a friend/family member of someone with the condition.

Volunteers will provide confidential and unbiased help, information and support to people affected by OCD who contact us through our...

Posted on: 25th April 2013 by: ocd-action
Categories OCD Action, Get involved

Volunteer Advocates Wanted

Could you be an OCD Action Volunteer Advocate?

We’re looking to recruit volunteers in South West England & South Wales available for an hour or so during the working week, to provide telephone, email and face-to-face advocacy support to people diagnosed...

Posted on: 11th April 2013 by: Joel
Categories OCD Action, Get involved