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OCD Week of Action - 16th-20th February

OCD Week of Action is all about fighting back. Everyone can get involved, whether it's taking the first steps to getting help for your OCD, or campaigning for better services, there are actions that you can take!

On Monday the 16th February we will be launching our take action website where you can go to create your own action plan to help you fight against OCD! We want as many people as possible to get involved and create an action plan, so please spread the word and let people know about Week of Action!

#Timetotalk day

Today is Time to Talk day. This campaign, led by Time to Change, is all about fighting stigma surrounding mental health! 

1 in 4 people are affected by mental health issues so no one should feel alone or ashamed. Why don't you take 5 minutes out of your day to have a conversation about mental health with a friend, family member or even a stranger? You can then head over the the Time to Change website to log your 5 minutes

Work for us – Lead Advocate

LEAD ADVOCATE 

£21,000 pro rata (£12,600) Permanent Contract

22.5 hours per week (flexible working) 

Location – flexible, North West preferred

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.

Helpline Volunteer Training Dates

OCD Action are looking for Helpline Volunteers, could you help?

We are currently looking for London based volunteers, who have personal experience of OCD, either first hand, or through a family member or friend. We now have 2 days of training arranged for: 19th & 26th January 2015 at our offices. If you want to know more have a look at the role description:

Helpline Volunteer Role Description

Fundraising collections at ASDA Southgate – can you help?

There are many ways people can get involved in raising money for OCD Action to support our work with children and adults across the UK.  If you’ve got a few hours to spare, one way is to hold a fundraising collection outside your local supermarket.  This can raise a lot of money in a short space of time.  Plus, it helps to raise awareness of OCD Action and the support we can offer people affected by OCD.

Volunteer Advocates Wanted

South West England & South Wales and North East England & Yorkshire Advocacy Volunteers Wanted

Could you be an OCD Action Volunteer Advocate?

We’re looking to recruit volunteers in South West England & South Wales and North East England & Yorkshire available for an hour or so during the working week, to provide telephone, email and face-to-face advocacy support to people diagnosed with OCD. You’ll be home-based and training and regular support and case work supervision will be provided.

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