Our Global Partners

In 2009, we announced that the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation had become the International OCD Foundation. This name change was to emphasize the international outreach we had already begun, and to signal our ongoing commitment to increasing access to effective OCD treatment in the United States, and around the world. To further our reach, we created the Global Partnership program to connect with similar organizations around the world whose work is in line with our mission. We have partnered with these groups in help train professionals around the globe, and to host events for OCD Awareness Week.

Please see below for a list of our Global Partners. In addition, we have listed groups in the process of forming. A contact person is listed for those groups still seeking volunteers to get a new organization up and running. If you are a representative of a non-profit dedicated to promoting OCD awareness, education and/or research, or are trying to form one and want to be listed on this page, please fill out this Global Partner Application Form.

China

OCD China
Contact: Jian-Ping Wang PhD, MD
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry School of Psychology
19#Xinjiekouwaidajie Haidian District, Beijing, 100875
1514 Houzhulou Beijing Normal University

Phone: 150-1003-7261
Email: wjphh@bnu.edu.cn
Blog: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_923013e00100v4xx.html
Website: http://www.ocdchina.cn/

Description of Organization’s mission and goals

OCD China is in the process of formation. While we are based in Beijing, we are interested in connecting with individuals all around China who would be interested in becoming involved. Our mission is to help provide resources to individuals with OCD and related disorders and to their families. Our hope is to be able to raise awareness of OCD and related disorders around China, and to provide training and support for research eventually.

OCD & Anxiety Support Hong Kong
Contact: Minal Mahtani
41-A Stubbs Road
D1-18th Floor
Hong Kong

Phone: (852) 6108 1162
Email: omshanti_hk@yahoo.com
Website: www.ocdanxietyhk.org/

Ireland

OCD Ireland
Contact: Brian Davis
INSIGHT @ NUI Galway The DERI Building, IDA Business Park, Lower Dangan, Galway, Ireland,
Phone: NA

Email: information@ocdireland.org
Website: www.ocdireland.org

Description of Organizations mission and goals

OCD Ireland is a non-profit organization which began in 2003 whose primary goal is to provide support to people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), and Trichotillomania (TTM or Trich), as well as to their family and friends. OCD Ireland also collaborates with, and is partnered with, St. Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin (www.stpatrickshosp.ie).

In order to achieve this aim, OCD Ireland provides free informational talks about these disorders, advertises local support groups, and works with media to develop positive messages and images associated with these disorders.

Japan

OCD Japan
Contact: Masaru Horikoshi, PhD
Email: mhorikoshi@ncnp.go.jp
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ocdjapan/home

OCD Ohanashikai
Contact: Masatoshi Arizono, PSW
Zip 180-0006
901 Radiance Mitaka 1-23-1
Nakachou Musashino-shi Tokyo-to Japan

Email: hareotoko_ari@yahoo.co.jp
Website: http://kyou89.fc2web.com/ (in Japanese)

Description of Organizations mission and goals

“Ohanashi” means talking or chatting and “kai” means a society or a meeting — “OCD Ohanashikai” means a society talking about OCD. When we formed this group OCD patients and families in Tokyo had no other place to talk about OCD to each other. This society has become a safe and understanding place for those with OCD.

The Netherlands

Dwang.eu
Contact: Menno Oosterhoff
Schutterlaan 20
9797 PC Thesinghe
The Netherlands

Phone: 0031620708160
Email: info@dwang.eu
Website: www.dwang.eu/

Description of Organizations mission and goals

Deze website biedt informatie over de dwangstoornis (OCD) en over daaraan verwante stoornissen. Samen worden ze de Obsessieve-Compulsieve SpectrumStoornissen (OCSS) genoemd. Het doel is een beter begrip voor en herkenning van deze problematiek en meer bekendheid over de behandelmogelijkheden.

New Zealand

Anxiety Support
Contact:Anxiety Support
Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support Trust (MHAPS)
P.O. Box 33 332
Christchurch 8244
New Zealand

Phone: 64-3-377-9665
Email: info@anxietysupport.org.nz
Website: www.anxietysupport.org.nz

Description of Organizations mission and goals

Anxiety Support at MHAPS is a non-profit organization for people who experience or support others who have OCD, or any other form of anxiety, and who are aged 18-65 living and in Canterbury . All of our staff have personal experience of anxiety, and their journeys are often helpful to others who are seeking to recover or to live well in spite of it. Our services are free to anyone in Canterbury without the need for a referral, and include information, education and change programs, and various forms of online and individual peer support. We also provide access to various client run peer support groups.

South Africa

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group
Contact: Zane Wilson and Shai Friedland
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group
P.O. Box 650301
Benmore, 2010
South Africa

Phone: 011-262-6396
Email: Zane1@hargray.com or shai.friedland@gmail.com
Website: www.sadag.org and www.ownocd.ning.com

Description of Organizations mission and goals

Celebrating 15 years of mental health and advocacy in 2010, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group is the country’s largest and most recognized mental health initiative. As the nation’s leading advocacy and educational voice on mental health, SADAG has been tirelessly committed to improving the mental health and well-being of thousands of South Africans. Mental illness, and the stigma surrounding it, is a crucial issue in South Africa, and as such SADAG is at the forefront of patient advocacy, education, and destigmatization of mental illness in the country. Its expertise lies in assisting patients and callers throughout South Africa with mental health queries.

SADAG’s programs include a network of over 180 Support Groups throughout South Africa, a phone counseling service, educational materials, newsletters, a referral service to appropriate treatment workshops and training programs, and work with school systems.

Spain

Asociacion TOC Granada
Contact: Aurelio Lopez-Reina
C/ Madrid, 74 A. Bajo 1
Monachil, Granada, 18193
Spain

Phone:+34626397077
Email: administracion@tocgranada.com
Website: www.asociaciontocgranada.com.

Description of Organizations mission and goals
We are a private non-profit association integrated by people suffering from OCD and related disorders, and their relatives. We started our activities in December 2014.

Mission: Increase awareness, support and help those people suffering from OCD, and their relatives, to increase their personal wellness and their social integration.

Somos una asociación privada sin ánimo de lucro, formada por personas que padecen TOC y otros trastornos asociados, y sus familiares. Empezamos nuestra actividad como asociación en Diciembre de 2014.

Informar, apoyar y ayudar a las personas que padezcan trastorno obsesivo compulsivo, así como, a sus familiares, posibilitando el bienestar personal y la integración social.

Sweden

Svenska OCD-forbundet Ananke
Contact: Lars Ekvall
Svenska OCD forbundet Ananke
Svalovsvagen 1
121 53 Johanneshov

Phone: 468-628-3030 or 08-628-3030
Email: mailbox@ananke.org
Website: www.ocdforbundet.se

Description of Organizations mission and goals

The Swedish OCD Association of Ananke is a nationwide non-profit organization founded in 1989 with the task of supporting people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related conditions, such as Tourette syndrome, trichotillomania, and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and their relatives.

United Kindgom

OCD-UK
Contact: Ashley Fulwood
P.O. Box 8955
Nottingham, NG10 9AU

Phone: 0845-120-3778
Email: support@ocduk.org or office@ocduk.org
Website: www.ocduk.org

Description of Organizations mission and goals

We work with and for children and adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder health professionals and researchers to develop and share our experiences and knowledge to help people increase their understanding about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and to help reduce the effect of OCD on the lives of those that suffer with this debilitating illness.

It is our belief that everyone affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder should receive the most appropriate and the highest quality standards of care support and treatment. Goals of our organization include advocacy, raising awareness, lobbying, and education.