By becoming a member of OCD Action, you will become part of our growing community, influencing the running of our charity, the action we can take and the difference we can make. You will be a key driver towards positive change for people with OCD, their families and wider society. In return, you will also reap benefits all year around, with a bi-annual OCD Action newsletter, discounted tickets for OCD Action’s events, such as the OCD Action conference, and an invitation to OCD Action’s annual AGM- offering an opportunity to vote on important charity decisions.
Being creative can be a really useful way for people to express their feelings about OCD and how it impacts on their lives. We recently connected with professional artist Zara Carpenter, who has tried to turn her diagnosis of OCD into a positive, by channelling the behaviours to enhance and influence the artwork she creates.
We asked Zara to tell us a bit more about two exciting upcoming exhibitions where she will be displaying her work:
"My name is Zara and I am an artist.
Following treatment at the Priory in North London for severe OCD, 13 year old Charlotte Fuller wanted to help other children experiencing mental health problems to get the support they need. She and her friend Maria have made a short film “Take Two”, raising awareness about OCD in young people and launching their new charity website for children with mental health conditions.
We recently caught up with Charlotte and her mum, Marie Fuller, to find out more about Charlotte’s story.
You may remember that a little while ago we told you about the upcoming UK OCD Camp...well a few weeks ago the camp took place, and we recently caught up with Stuart Ralph (host of The OCD Stories) who set up the camp to find out how it went! After Stuart saw the documentary ‘Extreme OCD Camp’ and talked with one of the therapist’s, Pete Weiss, he felt inspired to merge his passion of helping people with OCD and being in nature. During his 2016 interview with Pete about the documentary, Pete offered to help him if he ever wanted to start a similar camp in the UK.
Our Stakeholder day is now just one week away! This event allows us to consult with our members, supporters and other stakeholders about our future plans. It is an opportunity to have your say, and is a FREE event, open to anyone interested in OCD, OCD Action and the work that we do.
If you haven't already booked your place for the event, you can do so simply (and free of charge) here.
If you have booked your place, then you will find the information below very useful.