OCD Week of Action: 17th-23rd February 2020.
Our annual campaigning week is back, and here's how you can get involved!
This year, we are focusing the campaign on accessing quality treatment for OCD. Far too often, we hear of people struggling to access treatment for OCD, being denied treatment, or being offered something that is not appropriate for OCD.
As part of our national advocacy work, we recently carried out a survey on attitudes and treatment for OCD, and found that a huge 57% of people said they thought access to treatment had stayed the same in the last year or had gotten worse. This is a shocking statistic and a percentage we need to reduce. Building on the data we found from this survey, we now need to delve deeper and find out more from those of you who have had treatment/have tried to access treatment for OCD. The information YOU share with us will directly shape and help our campaigning work over the next year.
So, how can you get involved?
We'll be sending out action packs for Week of Action, filled with (free!) goodies to help you take action and support our campaign. If you want an action pack, simply send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org (your data will be deleted after Week of Action is over).
We'll be asking as many people as possible to fill out our treatment survey and sign our pledge, we'll also be holding Twitter chats with leading OCD experts where you can get your questions about treatment answered, we'll be sharing social media banners for you to use and we'll be hosting the launch of a BRAND NEW FILM ABOUT OCD - titled For Want of a Nail!
Head over to www.ocdaction.org.uk/take-action on Monday 17th to get involved!