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.
We love kicking off the new year with exciting events and campaigns, and this year is no different to last! Our annual campaigning week OCD Week of Action has begun and will continue to run until Sunday 24th February!
OCD Week of Action (#OCDwoa) is a week long campaign where we ask you to commit to doing one thing which will make a positive difference to those affected by OCD.
A new report, which was released today (22nd June) by the Mental Health Alliance*, highlights major concerns that the Mental Health Act 1983 overlooks the dignity and human rights of people with mental illness.
Ahead of the General Election on the 8 June 2017, We Need To Talk, a coalition of 20 mental health charities, professional organisations, Royal Colleges and service users has issued an urgent plea for more access to psychological therapies on the NHS. OCD Action are proud to be a part of this coalition that aims to improve things for those affected by mental ill health.
Putting off booking that doctors appointment? Frustrated by lack of services in your local area? Then now is the time to do something about it! OCD Week of Action is back, and it's going to be bigger than ever!
What is Week of Action?
OCD Week of Action is a campaigning week, where we invite people to take action against OCD. The week is an opportunity for everyone to fight collectively to beat OCD and change people's perceptions of mental health and the stigma that surrounds it.
On the Sunday morning of Jeremy Corbyn’s first full day as leader of the Labour Party and the official opposition to the Government, he snubbed the traditional interview on the Andrew Marr Show. Instead he attended a constituency event in support of his local NHS Mental Health Trust.
The Minister for Care and Support, Norman Lamb MP, has given his backing to our manifesto for improving access to quality treatment for OCD.
Over the last year, the Charity met with service users, volunteers, clinicians and other stakeholders to identify how we can all work together to ensure that people with OCD can access the quality treatment that they need. Our manifesto sets out the specific actions that we want to see taken and calls for the Department of Health, the NHS and clinicians to work with us to make them happen.