We love kicking off the new year with exciting events and campaigns, and this year is no different to last! Our annual campaigning week OCD Week of Action, will be running this year from 19th-25th February, and we want you all to get involved!


OCD Week of Action (OCDwoa) is a...

Posted on: 31st January 2018 by: Olivia

A new report, which was released today (22nd June) by the Mental Health Alliance*, highlights major concerns that the Mental Health Act 1983 overlooks the dignity and human rights of people with mental illness.

Posted on: 22nd June 2017 by: Olivia
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From the 8th-14th May this year was Mental Health Awareness Week. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, the theme for this years campaign was Survive or Thrive. You can read more about the campaign here.

Posted on: 7th June 2017 by: Olivia
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Ahead of the General Election on the 8 June 2017, We Need To Talk, a coalition of 20 mental health charities, professional organisations, Royal Colleges and service users has issued an urgent plea for more access to psychological therapies on the NHS. OCD Action are proud to be a part of...

Posted on: 4th May 2017 by: ImoP
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Putting off booking that doctors appointment? Frustrated by lack of services in your local area? Then now is the time to do something about it! OCD Week of Action is back, and it's going to be bigger than ever! What is Week of Action?

OCD Week of Action is a campaigning week, where we...

Posted on: 13th February 2017 by: Olivia

On the Sunday morning of Jeremy Corbyn’s first full day as leader of the Labour Party and the official opposition to the Government, he snubbed the traditional interview on the Andrew Marr Show. Instead he attended a constituency event in support of his local NHS Mental Health Trust.

Posted on: 16th September 2015 by: Olivia
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The Minister for Care and Support, Norman Lamb MP, has given his backing to our manifesto for improving access to quality treatment for OCD.

Over the last year, the Charity met with service users, volunteers, clinicians and other stakeholders to identify how we can all work together...

Posted on: 25th February 2015 by: Olivia

In a recent news report by the BBC, Mental Health charity Mind highlighted their concerns over the unacceptably low amount of money local authorities are spending on public mental health. The Charity pointed out that only 1.4% of public health budgets are spent on mental health. You can...

Posted on: 28th October 2014 by: Olivia
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OCD Recovery Data

Earlier this week, new data was released that shows how local Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services were doing in helping people with OCD. IAPT services provide data on their performance at regular intervals but this is the first time they...

Posted on: 18th September 2014 by: Joel

Who is We Need to Talk?

We Need to Talk is a coalition of mental health charities, professional organisations, Royal Colleges and service providers who campaign for better access to psychological therapies for people with mental health problems. 

We are calling on the next...

Posted on: 16th September 2014 by: Olivia

Extension of Choice to People Accessing Mental Health Services

In January of this year Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, launched the Government’s mental health strategy document, “Closing the Gap”. This document stated that from April 2014 adults with mental health problems will...

Posted on: 27th March 2014 by: Joel

In December 2013, representatives from the Charity met with Norman Lamb MP, the Minister for Care and Support to talk about our campaign for better access to quality treatment for OCD. This was a positive meeting with the Minister agreeing that more needs to be done to ensure that people...

Posted on: 18th February 2014 by: Joel
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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