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OCD Action Advocacy Service

OCD Action's Advocacy for OCD Service is unique.  The team support people to access treatment, secure housing, stay in employment and turn their life around.

Address:
London, EC1V 7ET
Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
Helpline: 0845 390 6232
Sector:
Public

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Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people are able to speak out to express their views and defend their rights. Having a mental health problem or experiencing mental distress often means that your opinions and ideas are not taken seriously or that you are not offered the opportunities and choices you would like.
This is the term used to describe experiences such as chronic fear, tension and panic attacks. Some people have an overwhelming feeling of dread that prevents them getting on with everyday life. Sleepless nights and recurring thoughts are common, as well
OCD is a problem characterised by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour. The behaviour can take various forms such as cleaning or checking rituals in which the person will repeatedly clean themselves or their house or check, for example, that doors
A panic attack is a sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety. A phobia is an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. An obsession is an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone.