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Ashley

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  1. They will never admit this, but as it stands the clinic is purely brining money into the Trust. That explains a lot IMO.
  2. I have spoken to Poppy and her motives are genuine and she does have a thorough understanding of OCD and the problems we face, so I believe this will be from the heart and treated sensitively by her. - Ashley. ------------------------------------------ My name is Poppy and I am a documentary Producer based in Bristol. I'm currently researching an idea for a new Channel 4 documentary exploring the impact and experiences of people with OCD and their thoughts/feelings/actions around the current situation with COVID-19. I’m looking to speak to people with OCD, as well as their partners, parents and other family members, to ask them about their experiences of the current situation with Coronovirus, how it relates to or has affected their OCD and their plans, fears and hopes for life during lockdown and after it’s all over! I’m particularly interested in speaking to individuals who are potentially experiencing unusual/unexpected responses. For example, I've noticed on forums some people talking about a sense of relief that the general public are now more aware of hygiene/washing their hands. That some feel more prepared to deal with the situation because of the techniques and coping mechanisms they have developed over time. Or even the sense of strangeness in observing the avoidance, hand washing behaviours and heightened anxiety (so familiar to some with certain types of OCD) now being felt by wider society. Whether this situation is creating new behaviours, presenting new challenges, preventing proper access to treatment or even allowing individuals to reflect and develop new techniques on their own recovery journeys. Initially I would be very keen to arrange research calls or Skype chats with individuals, couples or families who might be interested in speaking to me about this research. The hope is to find people who might be prepared to document their own experiences with OCD during the Coronavirus via video diaries. At this stage the project is in the development phase. For anyone interested in arranging an initial research chat there is of course no obligation to take part in the final programme. I’m conscious that this is a very worrying time for many right now and I would appreciate anyone who might be prepared to give up some of their time to share their thoughts and experiences on having, or living with, OCD during the current Coronavirus situation. If you are at all interested in arranging an initial research call, or want to find out more about the project, please get in touch with the Producer - Poppy Goodheart via: poppygoodheart@fivemilefilms.co.uk Many thanks for your time.
  3. In April (2019) we reported on the launch of a brand new NHS treatment clinic in Oxford for people with OCD and anxiety, led by Professor Paul Salkovskis. The Oxford Health Specialist Psychological Intervention Centre (OHSPIC) based at Warneford Hospital in Oxford began accepting referrals from across the country from late April 2019. Whilst the clinic has seen patients from various parts of the country, there remains the curious case of why the clinic is yet to see a single person from within its own region, anywhere across Oxfordshire. In figures obtained by OCD-UK at the time of writing, there have been 35 requests for referral to the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OGFT) from across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire (the regions served by this local mental health trust). There have also been six referral requests to the Oxfordshire Clinical Commission Group (CCG). Both the OHFT and the CCG have confirmed that they did not approve any of those requests. To summarise, at this time, no one from across Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire has received treatment at the Oxford Health Specialist Psychological Intervention Centre (OHSPIC). Read more..... https://www.ocduk.org/curious-case-of-why-specialist-clinic-yet-to-see-patients-from-from-within-own-region/
  4. No, but rare. Yes, but unlikely. It is possible for some with other severe mental health problems to have OCD tendencies, but not full blown OCD so such a co-morbid diagnosis is not one I recall reading about. I am not sure such stories are at helpful for this community.
  5. This is somewhat magical thinking really, because your thoughts can not have the power to magically sacrifice a person. Just the same as believing and wanting to win the lottery (which is what all sane people still call it) doesn't mean it will come true, unfortunately. The more you're trying to avoid the person's name, the more life's coincidences are throwing the name in your direction. The same if a certain word triggers my feelings of being contaminated, sods law that word was being used everyone at one time. What you're going through is pretty common for OCD, and the first thing I would encourage you to do if you have not already is try and understand some of the basics of how OCD works. This is a great book I would recommend for understanding the basics of OCD. https://www.ocduk.org/shop/ocd-anxiety-related-depression/ It's not specific for your type of OCD, but through the therapist pages of the book it does help us understand the principles really well. Ashley
  6. I am not completely sure I understand you msf, but happy to try and help if we can. Do you mean you are worried because you have intrusive thoughts about something bad happening to a specific person in your life? If my summary above is wrong, then this could be part of the problem here. By trying to prove your OCD thoughts to be wrong, you're reinforcing them. I.e. compulsion doesn't bring relief, it brings more uncertainty/obsessions. Much like I try and wash my hands to 'feel' clean, the 'feeling' makes me feel less clean still. Before I carry on I just want to clarify if that was when you meant?
  7. Think we know what you meant first time around. Your posts are not really helping anyone.
  8. Just thought, Gemma I could come to learn to surf on the Tyne with all those waves you claim to see.
  9. Last night I posted some pics on Twitter of my favourite cycling climb to the lighthouse in Majorca, partly to cheer me up and partly to give myself something to look forward to. Somebody else commented that her and her sister had been planning all the lovely things we'd do in the future and how it really helped her anxiety. So what are the top 3-5 things you are looking forward to doing (all must be positive) when this is all over? Cycling in Majorca Not worrying about touching things in the supermarket Learning how not to socially distance (something have been guilty of for 20 years) The other person mentioned going to Cornwall to surf. That's always been on my bucket list to try surfing... with my sense of balance it will be stand/splash in all of 10 seconds So this summer I want to try it. Some said hugging, well I don't do that anyway, so I will say seeing my colleague Zoe again and pretending not to laugh at her age jokes at my expense.
  10. Unfortunately this week's Swindon OCD Support Group as been cancelled. This discussion as been opened for members of the Swindon OCD Support Group to offer them a place to reach out for support in the absence of the group, and will be actively monitored by Laura (username to follow) and Ashley during the times that the support group usually operates (7-9pm). Group members are welcome to create an account and join in the conversation, and regular forum members are also welcome to offer our group helpful advice and support. Should any of the Swindon group prefer to talk one-on-one then OCD-UK will offer a telephone call back on the Wednesday (1st). Registering on the forums If you're new to the OCD-UK online forums the first thing you need to do is create an account. It's completely free and you can create an alias, you don't need to use your real name. To register simply click the sign up Link on our website. The system will send you an automated email asking you to confirm your account and once you confirm that you're good to go, you can sign in and post your first message below. Note: We have had to block users with gmail accounts because of the vast amount of spam originating from users with gmail accounts. You will need to register for the forum with a non gmail account. To sign up please follow the instruction on this thread.
  11. Unfortunately this week's Worthing OCD Support Group as been cancelled. This discussion as been opened for members of the Worthing OCD Support Group to offer them a place to reach out for support in the absence of the group, and will be actively monitored by Claire1704 and Ashley during the times that the support group usually operates (7-9pm). Group members are welcome to create an account and join in the conversation, and regular forum members are also welcome to offer our group helpful advice and support. Should any of the Worthing group prefer to talk one-on-one then OCD-UK will offer a telephone call back on the Wednesday (1st). Registering on the forums If you're new to the OCD-UK online forums the first thing you need to do is create an account. It's completely free and you can create an alias, you don't need to use your real name. To register simply click the sign up Link on our website. The system will send you an automated email asking you to confirm your account and once you confirm that you're good to go, you can sign in and post your first message below. Note: We have had to block users with gmail accounts because of the vast amount of spam originating from users with gmail accounts. You will need to register for the forum with a non gmail account. To sign up please follow the instruction on this thread.
  12. Hi and welcome to the forums Like you my OCD used to be primarily around toileting, although slightly differently, for me it was germs. But each time I used the toilet it would also take me 2+ hours of rituals. Yes at one time if I was interrupted or something in the ritual did not feel right I would have to start all over again. It is hard for loved ones to understand OCD sometimes, and sadly even some therapists (the **** ones) have said to people 'just stop doing that' or 'just stop thinking that', which of course if only it was that easy right! The good news is that with good help and good support we can all improve, and if we push, we can recover too (whatever recovery means to people). I think you mentioned a recovery coordinator on another thread. I am not actually sure what that term/role is? Do you have a therapist for CBT too? Although I know a lot of people have had therapy suspended in the short term. Anyway, the good news is we are here for you if you need to talk, Ashley
  13. You're not wrong, but you're so wrong too. Yes, anybody could have other problems going on. However, any OCD specialist, or anybody with good understanding of OCD will know within minutes if the persons problem is OCD or not. Can I please insist you stop with this. If you want to understand OCD better I can send you links to books for professionals. But these 'theories' are more likely to harm those struggling to understand their OCD. Therefore, politely, please stop. I will be more than happy to answer any questions via email away from the forum if you need to clarify anything.
  14. No, they've tested if aroused by gay porn, just like I wash my hands. They've not actually tried the act itself. Very different things.
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