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Work for us - Lead Advocate (Maternity cover)

Following some very exciting news, our Lead Advocate, Kenna, will be taking some time away from OCD Action. Whilst away on maternity leave, we are currently looking to recruit a new Lead Advocate to fill Kenna's shoes.

OCD Action's Advocacy service is the only one of its kind in the UK. Working with people who have OCD to secure their rights to access quality treatment and to be treated fairly at home, in education and at work. The service has recently secured 5 years funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

OCD Action Connect Week

When?

Connect Week (‘CW’) will take place from 5 October 2015 – 11 October 2015, although groups that don’t meet during this week are welcome to join in the two weeks before and the two weeks after these dates.

Who?

CW is an OCD Action Better Together project initiative for support groups.

What?

Volunteer Advocates Wanted

Could you be an OCD Action Volunteer Advocate?

We have been awarded 5 years funding from the Big Lottery Fund to provide a new service, called ‘Advocacy for OCD’ and we are now looking for 20 volunteers across England only to be part of this unique & exciting service.

PhD opportunity at Leeds Beckett University

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.

Help us improve treatment & attitudes towards OCD, BDD & related disorders

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.

Opportunity to have your say on mental health services for young people

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.

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