OCD Action

Browsealoud - new accessibility software

At OCD Action, we strive to ensure our support services are user friendly, and one way we thought could strongly improve accessibility on our website was by adding a piece of software that would offer reading, speech and translation tools to support our site visitors. So without further ado, we are very pleased to tell you about Browsealoud.

You may have recently noticed a small orange button in the bottom right hand corner of our website screen; this button will activate Browsealoud.

Work for us - Director

We are half way through 2016 and what an exciting year it has been so far for OCD Action. The demand for our services is higher than ever; this signifies that awareness of OCD is improving, and people are reaching out and seeking the help they deserve.

We also have an exciting opportunity that we can’t wait to share with you.

Work for us - Fundraising team

We have some exciting news - OCD Action are recruiting!

We are looking for a Fundraising Manager and a Lead Fundraiser to join our small and hard-working staff team. These roles will be responsible for raising both core and project income to support the Charity’s work and improve the lives of people affected by OCD.

We are looking for people with solid experience and a creative approach to fundraising, to build on past successes, increase unrestricted income and take OCD Action to the next level.

Work for us - Project Assistant – Groups & Communities

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. We provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and frontline healthcare workers and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.

OCD Action Director

Gareth Crossman has resigned as Director of OCD Action and the Charity will be appointing a new Director in due course. The Trustees would like to thank Gareth for his contribution to the Charity and wish him the very best for the future.

All the services provided by OCD Action (Advocacy, Helpline, Support Groups and OCD Youth) are continuing to operate as normal. Please contact us in the usual way on any matters and we shall be pleased to assist.

OCD Action’s Helpline (support and information for people affected by OCD)

Work for us - Lead Advocate (Maternity cover)

Following some very exciting news, our Lead Advocate, Kenna, will be taking some time away from OCD Action. Whilst away on maternity leave, we are currently looking to recruit a new Lead Advocate to fill Kenna's shoes.

OCD Action's Advocacy service is the only one of its kind in the UK. Working with people who have OCD to secure their rights to access quality treatment and to be treated fairly at home, in education and at work. The service has recently secured 5 years funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

Volunteer Advocates Wanted

Could you be an OCD Action Volunteer Advocate?

We have been awarded 5 years funding from the Big Lottery Fund to provide a new service, called ‘Advocacy for OCD’ and we are now looking for 20 volunteers across England only to be part of this unique & exciting service.

Help us improve treatment & attitudes towards OCD, BDD & related disorders

As part of our Big Lottery funded Advocacy for OCD Service, over the next five years we will be looking at local and regional trends in treatment and attitudes to try to improve things for a wider number of people. We are carrying out a national survey to map the treatment experiences of people with OCD/BDD and related disorders across England, along with their views of how they are treated more generally by society because of their mental health condition.