Could you help? OCD Action have been contacted by a market research agency, who are carrying out a study on people affected by OCD or BDD, looking at Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and how it helps them to manage their condition. Three participants are still required for this...

Posted on: 6th January 2017 by: Olivia
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It's that time of year again, when we all join together to fight stigma and raise awareness of OCD. Although raising awareness is something we focus on all year round through our services, OCD Awareness Week is a great opportunity to further highlight the true nature of OCD, and help...

Posted on: 7th October 2016 by: Olivia
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OCD Action's Advocacy for OCD Service is the only one of its kind in the UK. Run by our Advocacy Manager Collette, Lead Advocate Rochelle, and hard working team of volunteers, the service provides a voice for people in need, helps them secure their rights and fight discrimination.

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Posted on: 18th August 2016 by: Olivia
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At OCD Action, we are always thrilled to hear about any creative performances taking place, whether it be a fundraiser, or a way to raise awareness of OCD. So we were especially excited to hear that one of the Better Together Regional Volunteers and Support Group facilitator, Jeremy Allen...

Posted on: 31st May 2016 by: Olivia
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The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) is a new organisation backed by Martin Lewis from MoneySavingExpert, aiming to improve the lives of those with mental health conditions and financial problems. 

The MMHPI are conducting a survey to gather stories and information...

Posted on: 16th March 2016 by: Olivia
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It's back again, OCD Week of Action was a huge success last year, with so many of you getting involved and creating action plans to help fight OCD!

This year we want you to push yourselves even harder, and do even more to take action!

Posted on: 9th February 2016 by: Olivia
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Could you be a Volunteer Advocate?

We are currently looking for Volunteer Advocates to work with our Advocacy Manager and Lead Advocate, to provide a vital and unique Advocacy Service for people affected by OCD.  

Why should you apply?

We will provide you with all the...

Posted on: 3rd February 2016 by: Olivia
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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
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When?

Connect Week (‘CW’) will take place from 5 October 2015 – 11 October 2015, although groups that don’t meet during this week are welcome to join in the two weeks before and the two weeks after these dates.

Who?

CW is an OCD Action Better Together project initiative...

Posted on: 1st October 2015 by: Olivia
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The next OCD Youth event is only a few days away and this time round, it's indoor skiing!

The event will be held at Hemel Hemptstead Snow Centre, and you will get the chance to choose between an number of exciting snowy sporty activities including skiing, snowboarding and sledging...

Posted on: 1st September 2015 by: Olivia
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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
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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
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OCD Action was recently contacted by Leeds Beckett University, as they are currently offering a fully funded full-time PhD studentship on sexual obsessions in adults with OCD.

The University considers that the opportunity would suit someone who has studied Psychology at...

Posted on: 23rd June 2015 by: Olivia
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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

Since the launch of our OCD Youth project, the OCD Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) have been working hard to ensure that the voices of young people are heard. We are always searching for ways to get involved and influence change and you now have a fantastic opportunity to have your say on...

Posted on: 17th June 2015 by: Olivia
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OCD Action are now supporting a new independent OCD Support Group in Stockton-on-Tees and we need your help!

The group is looking for a co-facilitator/helper to work alongside the existing facilitator of this group.

If you are interested, or want to learn more about what this...

Posted on: 6th March 2015 by: Olivia
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Want to get involved with OCD Youth? Join the Youth Advisory Panel!

Who are the YAP?

The Youth Advisory Panel (or YAP for short) are the group of young volunteers in charge of all things OCD Youth.

The newly recruited YAP volunteers will be joining Esme (Chair), India (...

Posted on: 24th February 2015 by: Olivia
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The Secretary of State for Health is consulting on proposed changes to the NHS Constitution to create a culture of transparency and accountability in the NHS, a key focus of Government policy. OCD Action will be responding to the consultation and if you would like us to include your views...

Posted on: 20th February 2015 by: Olivia
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OCD Week of Action is all about fighting back. Everyone can get involved, whether it's taking the first steps to getting help for your OCD, or campaigning for better services, there are actions that you can take!

On Monday the 16th February we will be launching our take action...

Posted on: 13th February 2015 by: Olivia
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Today is Time to Talk day. This campaign, led by Time to Change, is all about fighting stigma surrounding mental health! 

1 in 4 people are affected by mental health issues so no one should feel alone or ashamed. Why don't you take 5 minutes out of your day to have a conversation...

Posted on: 5th February 2015 by: Olivia
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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
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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
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OCD Action has a great team of Community Fundraisers raising money to help improve the lives of people affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  And there are a couple of fantastic community fundraising events coming up …

First of all, on Sunday 27 July, Adam Cowell and Jamie...

Posted on: 23rd July 2014 by: Philip Moore
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There are many ways people can get involved in raising money for OCD Action to support our work with children and adults across the UK.  If you’ve got a few hours to spare, one way is to hold a fundraising collection outside your local supermarket.  This can raise a lot of money in a...

Posted on: 3rd July 2014 by: Olivia
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Mind, a national mental health charity, are conducting a national survey looking at peoples’ experience of psychological therapies such as CBT. You can find out more and take the online survey here

Posted on: 4th October 2013 by: ocd-action
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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
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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
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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
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Please help us spread the word.

On Sunday 14th April Radio 4 will be airing an appeal on behalf of OCD Action . You can listen in at 7.55am and 9.26pm on the Sunday and again on the following Thursday 18th at 3.27pm. You can also hear the appeal and make a donation online here.

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Posted on: 26th March 2013 by: ocd-action
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