Posted on June 8th, 2022 by orchard@admin

Tracy works in local government in a strategy and policy team. She has lived with OCD for over 30 years and continues to learn about how this can impact life, and how it can be tackled, from her own experiences and those of other people. Tracy wants to support the work to find new treatments […]


Posted on April 20th, 2022 by orchard@admin

Sheena is a music specialist, working with children who have learning and communication difficulties. She is also a mother of two daughters and a son. One of her daughters has had OCD for 20 years. Having witnessed how destructive and debilitating OCD can be, Sheena is keen to support research into new and effective treatments, […]


Posted on April 20th, 2022 by orchard@admin

Jordan first started experiencing the symptoms of OCD at 19 and had a long and difficult road to recovery.  He hopes to help make this road an easier and shorter one for those with OCD by volunteering with Orchard OCD, thereby supporting research into new and better treatments.


Posted on April 20th, 2022 by orchard@admin

Yasmin is a therapeutic counsellor with an interest in delivering and developing evidence-based psychological interventions for anxiety and OCD-related disorders. She has suffered with OCD for most of her life but has found the therapeutic help she has received from others, particularly in the form of talking therapies, invaluable and life-changing. Yasmin wishes to help […]


Posted on April 20th, 2022 by orchard@admin

Lynn is a mother of twin daughters, Charlotte and Samantha (aged 29), mental health counsellor and author of Hope with Eating Disorders 2nd edition, Hope with OCD, Hope with Depression, Hope with Anxiety (to be published 19th November 2020) and Fundamentals: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Carers on Mental Health and Self-Esteem. Samantha is […]