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 work.
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 2015 at our offices. If you want to know more have a look at the role description:
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.
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 the future of the service.
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 been achieved here.
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 immensely proud to have reached this significant milestone. Huge thanks to all our advocacy volunteers across the country for all their hard work and to our funders at Comic Relief and The Lloyds Bank Foundation for making it possible.
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 this we are now looking for somebody with expertise in reaching diverse communities to join our team of Trustees. We are especially looking for somebody with;
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 have many years’ experience within the field of advocacy working mainly with people with learning disabilities, and I’m enjoying the opportunity the new role has presented me with.