OCD Week of Action: 18th - 24th February

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         OCD Week of Action (#OCDwoa) is your chance to make a difference!



This campaign is aimed at anyone affected by OCD (including family and friends!) or anyone who has an interest in campaigning to make a difference for people with OCD. We may be in 2019, but mental health stigma is still rife, and this needs to change. If you want to try and make a difference, then #OCDwoa is the perfect opportunity to do just that!

We would like everyone to commit to doing just one thing this week to make a positive change, either to your own life, the life of someone you love, or the general public's perception of OCD. This could be as simple as putting up a poster in a local shop or sharing a leaflet with a friend struggling with OCD. Whatever your idea, please let us know what you're doing this week and we'll help to support you as much as we can. 

Let's make some noise and get people talking about OCD.

#OCDwoa was set up five years ago by a team of volunteers at the Charity, and every year we see it reaching more and more people across the country, and now the world. During the week, we'll be appearing on various media platforms and sharing information about OCD alongside people affected by the condition, in order to raise as much awareness as possible. We are also co-hosting an event during the campaign with the grassroots mental health organisation Made of Millions, which was co-founded by Rose Cartwright, author of 'Pure'. Guest speakers at the event include Bryony Gordon, Bella Mackie, Jonny Benjamin MBE and Catherine Bohart.


Get involved!

We have created action packs to help you fight OCD this week! They are filled with posters, leaflets, badges, stickers, temporary tattoos, a fundraising box, a mini self-care kit and cards to share on social media. 

We have now sent out the last of our action packs - thank you everyone for your orders! if you would like to order a general information pack, please email info@ocdaction.org.uk.


Join in with our Twitter chats and Facebook live videos!

We'll be hosting a series of live chats with OCD experts this week to equip you with vital information which will help you beat OCD! Check out the schedule below and get involved.


When? Wednesday 20th 5-6pm

Where? Twitter (@ocdaction)

Who? Dr Bruce Clarke (Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist)


When? Thursday 21st 12-1pm

Where? Facebook (/ocdaction)

Who? OCD Action's Advocacy team


When? Saturday 23rd 5-6pm

Where? Twitter (@ocdaction)

Who? Professor Paul Salkovskis (Programme Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at the Oxford Institute for Clinical Psychology Training and Research and Director of the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.

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