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 instant messaging service for young people!
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 BSc or MSc level and is interested in undertaking a PhD with the aim of increasing knowledge of sexual obsessions, including their causes and/or their assessment and treatment.
The application deadline for this PhD is the 2nd July.
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 people with OCD/BDD and related disorders across England, along with their views of how they are treated more generally by society because of their mental health condition.
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 mental health services for young people.
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.
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 website where you can go to create your own action plan to help you fight against OCD! We want as many people as possible to get involved and create an action plan, so please spread the word and let people know about Week of Action!
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 about mental health with a friend, family member or even a stranger? You can then head over the the Time to Change website to log your 5 minutes.