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.
The OCD Action Helpline and email service offers help, information and support for people with OCD, carers and anyone who is concerned that they, or their friends or relatives, may have OCD or a related disorder.
OCD Action are sadly saying goodbye to Nick Barber, who has been the Charity's Lead Advocate for the last year. Nick has done a fantastic job supporting volunteers and clients with Advocacy issues, and we wish him the best of luck in the future.
After seven years of working at OCD Action, it is with great sadness that we are saying goodbye to our Director, Joel Rose. Joel has done a huge amount for the Charity and he will really be missed.
"I am sad to be going but I know that I can leave the Charity in a great place, and we have lots of exciting plans for the future. It has been a real pleasure and a privilege to lead the Charity and to work with some truly inspiring people."
Conference is always a highlight of the OCD Action year and this year was no exception. We held the Conference in Manchester last weekend at the Manchester Conference Centre, and it was great to see so many new, as well as familiar, faces!
We are delighted to introduce OCD Action's newest Trustee - David Truswell.
David has worked in adult community based mental health services for over thirty years.
OCD Action want to ensure that people from a diverse range of communities are aware of our work and are able to access our services. David's expertise in reaching diverse communities will help us to fulfill this.
Click here to find out more about our Trustees.
Join OCD Youth for their next exciting event which will be taking place in Manchester! This event will run alongside the OCD Action National Conference on the 18th April and spaces are limited, so have a look at the programme below and book your spot now.
This is a chance to to get to know other young people affected by OCD, meet the Youth Advisory Panel, and generally just have some fun in an environment where you can be yourself.
OCD Youth stream – provisional programme
OCD Action are thrilled to announce that we have secured 5 years funding for our Advocacy Service from the Big Lottery fund. With this money, we can continue to provide Advocacy support to more people with OCD.
Click here to learn more about our Advocacy Service.
You can read our full evaluation of the current Advocacy project here.
£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.
OCD Action's 'Better Together Project' is now supporting an independent online support group specifically for people with OCD, family members and carers living in Scotland.
The group uses Skype (but audio only, no visual) and you will be given full support in setting this up. If you would prefer you can be added to the group using a land line or mobile number instead. The group is facilitated by three people with personal experience of OCD (a person with the condition, a parent of a child with OCD and a sister of someone that has OCD).