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Méliane’s OCD story

Posted on May 19th, 2023 by orchard@admin

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

Posted on May 12th, 2023 by orchard@admin

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 […]

Saying goodbye to our Head of Fundraising & Communications – Juliet

Posted on April 28th, 2023 by orchard@admin

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!

Successful Completion of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Study

Posted on April 24th, 2023 by orchard@admin

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).

Biyi’s OCD Story

Posted on April 7th, 2023 by orchard@admin

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

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

Posted on March 30th, 2023 by orchard@admin

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

Jared’s OCD Story

Posted on March 24th, 2023 by orchard@admin

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 […]

New OCD Awareness Video

Posted on March 14th, 2023 by orchard@admin

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:

We are hiring a new Fundraising & Communications Officer

Posted on February 28th, 2023 by orchard@admin

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.

Seb’s OCD Story

Posted on February 24th, 2023 by orchard@admin

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 […]

A Fathers Journey with OCD

Posted on January 13th, 2023 by orchard@admin

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. […]

Understanding the Consequences of Support vs Reassurance in OCD

Posted on December 7th, 2022 by orchard@admin

THIS STUDY IS NOW CLOSED AND IS NO LONGER RECRUITING. Do You Have Problems with Seeking Reassurance from Others? & Do You Have Obsessional and Compulsive Problems? The University of Oxford are interested to learn more about the effects and perceived acceptability of seeking and receiving reassurance for your obsessional and compulsive problems. They are also […]