Some of you may know the lovely Aron Bennett, who has previously volunteered with OCD Action for many years. As well as his dedication to supporting others with the condition, Aron has also written two books about his experiences of living with OCD and anxiety. A Day in My Head is Aron's...

Posted on: 15th November 2016 by: Olivia
Categories Media & Awareness

The Campaign

At OCD Action, we love nothing more than seeing people joining together to fight mental health stigma. The #itaffectsme campaign does just this. Created by Laura Darrall after a long battle with OCD, this simple hashtag has got people all over the world starting conversations...

Posted on: 7th September 2016 by: Olivia
Categories Media & Awareness

A little while ago, we told you about Perfect, a new play which aimed to dispel myths about OCD, written by our very own Regional Volunteer, Jeremy Allen and performed by the Saturday Matinee Company (SatMatCo). Having OCD himself, Jeremy was keen to raise awareness of the condition...

Posted on: 11th August 2016 by: Olivia
Categories Media & Awareness

Launched in 2009 by the International OCD Foundation, OCD Awareness Week aims to raise understanding and awareness of what OCD is, and how it affects people. It runs from 11-17th October, and is celebrated by organisations and individuals worldwide.

Posted on: 12th October 2015 by: Olivia
Categories Media & Awareness

The fourth series of Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners has recently come to an end, and sadly our thoughts on the programme have not changed. Below are the points we have raised with Betty TV and Channel 4. Following the fourth series, OCD Action will continue to challenge Betty TV to re-evaluate...

Posted on: 5th August 2015 by: Olivia
Categories Media & Awareness

Aron Bennet, who is a Regional Volunteer for OCD Action's Better Together project, has just had a book published! 'The Walking Worried' follows Aron's journey with OCD.

Aron will be joining us at our National Conference in May, where he will be taking part in a 'Meet the Authors'...

Posted on: 11th March 2015 by: Olivia
Categories Media & Awareness

Today is University Mental Health Day, and in a recent study conducted by The Priory Group, it was revealed that 85% of students believe there is stigma associated with mental health at university. No one should feel embarrassed about their mental health, so we want to help get rid of this...

Posted on: 18th February 2015 by: Olivia
Categories Media & Awareness

Last week it was brought to OCD Action's attention that a potentially offensive product which mocks OCD, is being sold in a range of stores, both online and on the high street. A number of people reacted and as a result of their hard work, the product has been removed from two stores....

Posted on: 20th August 2014 by: Olivia
Categories Media & Awareness

Following her article in the Guardian, author Rose Bretécher has now written a tragicomic memoir about her life with OCD, which she is crowd-funding through Unbound; you can pledge here to help her tell her story. Unbound have kindly set up a discount code just for OCD Action members to...

Posted on: 20th August 2014 by: Olivia
Categories Media & Awareness

Ariane Sherine writes for The Guardian and New Humanist magazine, and is lead singer in comedy pop group The Lovely Electric. She has had OCD for nine years, and is always willing to help anyone with OCD. Ariane has kindly written a feature for OCD Action on OCD and Humour which you can...

Posted on: 7th August 2014 by: Olivia
Categories Media & Awareness

This week, ITV is airing a new daytime programme, which follows Nik and Eva Speakman as they attempt to cure all matter of phobias and mental health conditions. One of the episodes, which aired earlier this week, centred around a girl with OCD, whose compulsions involved biting, smelling...

Posted on: 16th July 2014 by: Olivia
Categories Media & Awareness

We are always looking for ways to spread awareness about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the media is one the fastest and most effective ways of getting the message out there. We encourage people to come forward and talk about their experiences of OCD – if they feel comfortable doing so...

Posted on: 9th July 2014 by: Olivia
Categories Media & Awareness

Channel 4’s Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners is back despite the huge amount of upset that it caused when the first series was aired earlier this year. You can find our initial comment on the series here.

This series programme makers have done more to include people with OCD and to...

Posted on: 30th October 2013 by: Joel
Categories Media & Awareness

Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust has a project to promote good practice working with OCD. An important part of this is to help people understand OCD and know how to get information on dealing with it.

The Trust is organising information events and stalls, ‘drop in’ consultation...

Posted on: 9th October 2013 by: ocd-action
Categories Media & Awareness

Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners

We have had a lot of people contact us recently about the Channel 4 programme “Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners.” For the most part, people have been upset and frustrated about the way in which the programme portrays OCD. We share this frustration

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Posted on: 20th February 2013 by: ocd-action
Categories Media & Awareness