Méliane’s OCD story

19 May 2023

In this week’s blog, Méliane shares her OCD story through a beautiful poem she wrote: I can’t see you but I know you’re there You’re always there Sometimes I think you’ve gone but you always find a way to re-appear   I’ve been in prison for years Alive but not living Closed down Standing Staring […]

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Welcome to Our New Head of Fundraising & Communications – Margherita

12 May 2023

Hello everyone! We are happy to introduce you all to our new member of staff, Margherita! Margherita has just started working for Orchard OCD as the Head of Fundraising and Communications. She will manage Orchard’s relationships with partners, donors, and collaborators. In this week’s blog, we learn more about Margherita and the work she will […]

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Saying goodbye to our Head of Fundraising & Communications – Juliet

28 Apr 2023

In this week’s blog we say goodbye to Orchard’s Head of Fundraising & Communications, Juliet. Juliet has been volunteering for Orchard since 2020 and started working for Orchard last January. Juliet is moving to Chicago in May and will be sorely missed!

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Successful Completion of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Study

24 Apr 2023

Our first funded OCD study has had positive results. We have worked with the University of Hertfordshire, looking at Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) – a form of non-invasive brain stimulation – as a pioneering new treatment option for patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

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Biyi’s OCD Story

7 Apr 2023

In this week’s blog Biyi shares his OCD story.

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New OCD Webinar on Thursday 4th April 4pm UK Time

30 Mar 2023

We are excited to announce another Orchard webinar in partnership with Made of Millions.

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Jared’s OCD Story

24 Mar 2023

In this week’s blog, Jared shares his OCD story: My name is Jared Nussbaum, and I’m a twenty-three-year-old male living and working in Manhattan, NY. Though I’ve never been officially diagnosed with OCD, it’s abundantly clear to me that it’s the mental affliction I struggle with most. I began noticing symptoms of the disorder in […]

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New OCD Awareness Video

14 Mar 2023

London’s Royal College of Art has worked on an OCD video debunking OCD misconceptions. Orchard volunteers have participated in this video. Take a look watching the video below:

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We are hiring a new Fundraising & Communications Officer

28 Feb 2023

We are seeking to recruit a full-time Fundraising and Communications Officer as our first staff position at Orchard OCD. The position will be based at our shared office space in Cambridge full time.

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Seb’s OCD Story

24 Feb 2023

In this week’s blog, Seb Joyce shares his OCD story. My name is Seb Joyce, I am a 37-year-old British Army Officer, husband, and father of two girls. I enjoy running, climbing, reading, board gaming and spending time with my family. I also suffer from OCD. The evening of 26th August 2021 changed my life […]

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2022 Call for Proposals – Winner Announcement

13 Feb 2023

In 2022 we launched our second call for proposals seeking hard-to-fund projects that have great potential to make a major impact for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). We received many great submissions, and our independent scientific advisory board judged the projects last year. We are now excited to announce our winner: “Double-blind Randomised Placebo-controlled study of […]

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A Fathers Journey with OCD

13 Jan 2023

In this week’s blog Michael Smith shares his OCD story. My name is Michael Smith. I’m a twenty-nine-year-old film camera dealer and musician from Portsmouth. I’ve suffered on and off with anxiety since the age of sixteen. During that time I’ve jumped onto medication during difficult periods and come off again when the anxiety subsided. […]

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