OCD Action's Advocacy Service is the only one of its kind in the country. Despite being just over five years old, our dedicated team of volunteers, led by our Advocacy Manager and Lead Advocate, have dealt with over 500 cases in that short time, supporting and empowering clients to regain control and secure their rights. We think this is pretty impressive work for such a small team, and believe this work needs to be recognised and celebrated.
At OCD Action, we strive to ensure our support services are user friendly, and one way we thought could strongly improve accessibility on our website was by adding a piece of software that would offer reading, speech and translation tools to support our site visitors. So without further ado, we are very pleased to tell you about Browsealoud.
You may have recently noticed a small orange button in the bottom right hand corner of our website screen; this button will activate Browsealoud.
We are half way through 2016 and what an exciting year it has been so far for OCD Action. The demand for our services is higher than ever; this signifies that awareness of OCD is improving, and people are reaching out and seeking the help they deserve.
We also have an exciting opportunity that we can’t wait to share with you.
We have some exciting news - OCD Action are recruiting!
We are looking for a Fundraising Manager and a Lead Fundraiser to join our small and hard-working staff team. These roles will be responsible for raising both core and project income to support the Charity’s work and improve the lives of people affected by OCD.
We are looking for people with solid experience and a creative approach to fundraising, to build on past successes, increase unrestricted income and take OCD Action to the next level.
OCD Action is the largest national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Our vision is of a society where OCD is better understood and diagnosed quickly, where appropriate treatment options are open and accessible, where support and information are readily available and where nobody feels ashamed to ask for help. We provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and frontline healthcare workers and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.
Gareth Crossman has resigned as Director of OCD Action and the Charity will be appointing a new Director in due course. The Trustees would like to thank Gareth for his contribution to the Charity and wish him the very best for the future.
All the services provided by OCD Action (Advocacy, Helpline, Support Groups and OCD Youth) are continuing to operate as normal. Please contact us in the usual way on any matters and we shall be pleased to assist.
OCD Action’s Helpline (support and information for people affected by OCD)
As 2015 draws to a close, we would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved with the Charity's work over the last year. With your invaluable help, we feel we have been able to support more people affected by OCD than ever before. We have big plans for 2016 and hope you will all continue to support us along the way.
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.
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!