OCD Week of Action

OCD Week of Action, 15-19 February 2016

From the 15th to 19th of February 2016 will be OCD Action’s Week of Action. During this week, they will be encouraging people to take action and fight against Obsessive Compulsive Disorder known as ‘OCD.’

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive activity. An obsession is an unwanted and unpleasant thought, image or urge that repeatedly enters a person’s mind, causing feelings of anxiety, disgust or unease. A compulsion is a repetitive behaviour or mental act that someone feels they need to carry out to try to temporarily relieve the unpleasant feelings brought on by the obsessive thought. Check out the NHS Choices website for further information about OCD and how it can be treated.

Do you need support? Contact OCD Action for help or visit their useful website.


The truth about OCD & OCD Week of Action, Chrissy B Show

Chrissy’s guests include Media & Communications Officer at OCD Action Olivia Bamber to talk about what the charity does and about her personal experience with OCD and overcoming it, real life story guest Cerys Pumphrey who was diagnosed at 16 with OCD, and Psychologist Dr Audrey Tang.

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