If you came along to our 2019 National Conference, you may have seen a snippet of the play 'I'm Just a Little Bit OCD', which premiered in full at the Brighton Fringe Festival in June last year! We are delighted to let you know that the play is now heading to the International Youth Festival! The creative team behind the play are aiming to debunk the myth that OCD is a quirky personality trait by shedding light on the most unspoken about intrusions and compulsions sufferers face in their everyday lives.
media and awareness
The BDD Foundation, a charity focused on raising awareness of and supporting those Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), have recently released a new animation about BDD: Because I'm Ugly: Body Dysmorphic Disorder and me.
Created by Salvador Maldonado and Caterina Monzani, in collaboration with the BDD Foundation, the animation aims to raise awareness of the condition. It is based on the real life testimony of 17 year old Elias who has BDD.
This weekend, some of the OCD Action team will be presenting at an 'Understanding OCD Workshop' organised by Rethink Carer Support.
The informative and inclusive event is open to anyone with OCD and their friends, family members, and professionals. It will take place in Cambridge from 9.45am-1.30pm and will include presentations from OCD specialist Dr Rob Willson, our Groups and Communities Manager Keira, and volunteers from OCD Action with lived experience of OCD.
The OCD Stories podcast is a weekly podcast that sheds a light on OCD recovery. In this episode, host Stuart Ralph interviewed 5 staff members and volunteers from OCD Action, about how OCD has affected them at work. The interviewees discussed:
- How to talk about your OCD at work
- The importance of self-care
- Employment rights for those struggling with OCD
Disclosing OCD at work