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OCD Action received £3,000 to help fund their youth website and helpline

OCD Action’s purpose is to improve the lives of people affected by the isolating and debilitating mental health condition Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  Their vision is for a society where OCD is better understood and diagnosed quickly, where appropriate treatment options are open and accessible, where support and information are readily available and where nobody feels ashamed to ask for help.

The charity provides one-to-one support and information as well as working to affect change nationally to improve the lives of all people affected by OCD.

In 2017, the Masonic Charitable Foundation donated £3,000 to OCD Action

There is a growing demand for  OCD Action’s support and this grant has helped the charity reach even more people in need by helping to fund their work with young people, including their dedicated youth website and expanding their telephone helpline.

This generous grant is critical in helping to fund two of our key services for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This grant has allowed us to provide vital important information and support to more people living with this severe and debilitating mental health condition, which unfortunately is routinely trivialised in the media and misdiagnosed by healthcare professionals with devastating consequences for the well-being of those affected.

Our Impact

Ami, Enquiries Officer

I don’t know why I felt compelled to work in the charity sector – in all honesty, when I was starting my A Levels, I wanted to be a doctor! I studied International Relations at the University of Exeter and started to see all these issues that were affecting people’s lives – very quickly I…

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Paul, Fundraising Support Officer

I’m from south London, born and raised in Croydon. I worked initially in the travel industry before joining my family’s construction business, which I ran for 20 years.   I joined freemasonry in 1994 and soon became involved with masonic charity. I realised that the charity sector was where I wanted to work, but because…

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Roy, Lincolnshire

When my daughter became ill four years ago, we took in our two young grandchildren, Adam and Amymae. Of course we were very happy to have them live with us, but we didn’t realise just how much it would increase our outgoings. With two extra mouths to feed, the electricity bills and the cost of…

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Ted and Sally

After a premature birth, Ted developed cerebral palsy which means that he can’t walk or stand unaided. Sally’s father is a freemason and got in touch with us to see if we could support the family in any way. Ted now has an ‘Upsee mobility harness’ that we part funded and allows him to walk…

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