OCD-UK is a charity dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of people in the UK whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
They provide the following services:
- Advice Line - The Advice Line service is usually open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (subject to volunteer availability). It provides impartial information, advice and support to both adults and children affected by OCD, whether it be on a personal level, or as a family member, friend or carer. This service is confidential.
- Information - In addition to the 'Advice Line' there is a large amount of information on their website about OCD and BDD (Body dysmorphic disorder) for both people with OCD and also their family and friends. This includes learning about the condition and how to access treatment. They also produce a quarterly magazine called Compulsive Reading.
- Online Forums - OCD-UK run an online community support discussion forum www.ocdforums.org which is a place where they facilitate a safe environment for people affected by OCD to communicate with each other. These forums are moderated daily by a team of volunteers who aim to ensure the message boards are a safe and friendly place to go for advice, information and support.
- Support Groups - They run a number of support groups around the country (although they do not have one in Sheffield).