On behalf of the trustees and staff of OCD Action, I wish you all a peaceful Christmas and a healthy New Year.
This has been my first year as chair and was also the 20th anniversary of OCD Action. The charity has developed hugely in those 20 years but lots remains to be done in supporting people with OCD and raising awareness of this debilitating condition.
2014 is drawing to a close, so we would like to take the opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported OCD Action over the last year. The Charity could not run without the help of our Volunteers, Members and Fundraisers, so we are extremely grateful for all of your hard work.
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:
We are delighted to introduce OCD Action's newest Trustee - Lisa Doughty.
Lisa has been a member of OCD Action for a number of years and also has personal experience of OCD; she would now like to get more involved with shaping the Charity's work.
Our Advocacy Service for adults with a diagnosis of OCD has now been running for 5 years and remains the only OCD-specific service in the UK. Our evaluation looks back over the difference we have made to the lives of those we have worked with, what we have learned along the way and how we see the future of the service.
OCD Action's Report and Accounts for 2013-14 have now been completed and we are proud to say that we have had our best year ever. With the help of our dedicated volunteers and our generous supporters we have been able to help more people than ever before. You can read more about what has been achieved here.
OCD Advocacy 500
Our unique OCD Advocacy service has now supported 500 people since it was launched in 2009. We have helped people to access quality treatment, to stay in education, keep their job, have suitable accommodation and fight the discrimination that they face. We are immensely proud to have reached this significant milestone. Huge thanks to all our advocacy volunteers across the country for all their hard work and to our funders at Comic Relief and The Lloyds Bank Foundation for making it possible.