Media & Awareness

Introducing a new non-profit organisation - Mad Millennials

OCD Action is passionate about supporting other mental health organisations, and collaborating with them to ensure that together we are supporting as many people affected by OCD and related conditions as we possibly can. That's why we were so excited to be contacted by a brand new non-profit organisation - Mad Millennials. Co-founded by Charlotte Brockman and Lauren Bamford, the aim of Mad Millennials is to support the millennial generation with their mental health, through awareness, connection, events and peer-to-peer support.

Instrumental Health documentary series

OCD Action recently had the pleasure of meeting Pete Eliot, an independent filmmaker passionate about reducing mental health stigma. Pete very kindly gave OCD Action the opportunity to take part in a new documentary series for Mental Health Awareness Month which takes place throughout May. Instrumental Health not only highlights a range of mental health conditions, but also covers important topics such as mental health in the workplace and in the music industry. 

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New short film about OCD!

We are always really excited when we are contacted about a new creative project, and this time was no different! OCD Action recently met with a group of filmmakers who are creating an exciting new short film about OCD - "Blood is Thicker Than Water" (BITTW), with the support of the London Film Academy.

OCD Week of Action - 18th - 24th February 2019

We love kicking off the new year with exciting events and campaigns, and this year is no different to last! Our annual campaigning week OCD Week of Action has begun and will continue to run until Sunday 24th February!

What?

OCD Week of Action (#OCDwoa) is a week long campaign where we ask you to commit to doing one thing which will make a positive difference to those affected by OCD.

Who?

Talking Mental Health

The University of Exeter’s student televisual YouTube channel recently published Talking Mental Health. The powerful short film, Directed by James Garbett, seeks to raise awareness of mental health in universities and reduce the stigma. Mental health can have a detrimental impact on the lives of students, leading some students to leave their studies behind.

Back by popular demand - two amazing plays about OCD!

During the summer, some of the OCD Action team made to trip up to Edinburgh Fringe to watch three amazing plays about OCD. Now, we are excited to confirm the two of the plays ‘WEIRD’ by Lucy Burke and ‘Lost in Thought'’ by Lucy Danser are coming to London!

Both of these performances are must see in our opinion! Not only are they really entertaining, but they accurately portray OCD and how debilitating the condition can be to live with.

 

Young people speak out about obsessive compulsive disorder in new film – #OCDisnotme

Young people who have been treated for OCD have featured in a film designed to raise awareness and provide hope for parents whose children have the debilitating condition.

The film, called ‘OCD is not me’, was made in partnership with OCD Action, and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

It features patients from across the UK who have been diagnosed with OCD and received treatment for it in the hope it will provide support for other children and their families.

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