Advocacy

OCD Action’s Advocacy for OCD Service is unique. Our Advocacy Manager, Lead Advocate and team of volunteers have supported people to access treatment, secure housing, stay in employment and turn their lives around.

You can read our recent report on that last 500 cases here.

Advocacy is about exploring options, securing rights, and enabling people to take the opportunity to regain power and control over their lives.

We will not tell you what to do but we can provide support and give you information on your rights and options.

How an OCD Action advocate can help you?

OCD Action’s Advocacy for OCD Service is benefitting people throughout the UK by making resources available online and in print, providing telephone & email advocacy support throughout the UK and by working with people face-to-face where we have volunteers. Advocates can provide you with information as to what your rights are, what action you might take and can support you in the informed choices you make by providing practical support such as making phone calls, writing letters, attending meetings with you.

If you are an adult with a diagnosis of OCD or BDD and have an issue that you would like help with then please complete the Referral Form below and email or contact:

A full range of advocacy information can be found here

Advocacy Referral Form

How the service is run

OCD Action’s Advocacy Service is run by the Charity’s Advocacy Manager, Collette Byrne who works with a team of trained volunteers to provide support to clients. We work to the advocacy principles detailed in the Advocacy Charter & Code of Practice initially developed by Action for Advocacy:

Advocacy Charter

Code of Practice

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