In the media and raising awareness
In the media and raising awareness
The OCD Treatment Centre regularly support projects in the media, in a hope to provide documentaries a factually accurate account of what it is really like for people with OCD. For too long, the condition either has been trivialised, or simply is misunderstood.
Through providing more accurate information through media resources, we hope that those experiencing symptoms can more readily recognise when they may be experiencing obsessive compulsive symptoms, as well as being able to find the courage to speak to someone that might be able to help. It is our experience that for many, finding the right help can be extremely difficult. We hope that by continually bringing OCD into the public eye in a positive and accurate way, this will lead to effective therapy becoming more accessible for all.
We are extremely dedicated and passionate to contribute to this cause as much as we possibly can.
See the articles that we have appeared in below:
OCD Action Mental Health Awareness Conference 2008
Article in ‘Barbados Today’ in relation to the positive impact of the seminars conducted by The OCD Treatment Centre and The G. Halley Marville Trust
Article in relation to OCD in the Caribbean culture
Article highlighting how OCD plays a role within the educational system
We have appeared in, and worked closely to help facilitate the accurate portrayal of information of OCD for documentaries and live phone ins that have included appearances on the BBC, ITV’s This Morning and Channel 4.
We are able to facilitate producers in the making of documentaries, appear in documentaries and live TV as mental health professionals as well as being able to provide a link to clients that would be willing to open up and share their experiences of the condition.
Educational programs and seminars
Here at the OCD Treatment Centre, we are extremely passionate about making a positive difference to the OCD community in more ways than one.
Since 2018, we are proud to say that we work closely with the GH Marville Trust, based in Barbados to raise positive awareness overseas. To date, Mr Craig Shirley of the OCD Treatment Centre and Dr Ysanne Marville of the Trust have facilitated numerous educational seminars, presenting to a wide array of audiences including teachers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, family members and sufferers of a wide spectrum of disorders. Previous seminars include a three day workshop in Barbados, as well as the first ever mental Health Seminar in Guyana, South America.
Our work with the Trust is ongoing, with the aim of conducting more seminars both domestically and abroad to continue to raise accurate and positive awareness of conditions including OCD, Autism and ADHD.
A little about the GH Marville Trust...
The G.H. Marville Trust was founded by Mrs Janis Marville, Mr Charles Marville and Dr Ysanne Marville, with the primary aim of supporting the welfare of children, young people, and their families by shattering the silence around mental health, particularly OCD.
To find out more about the Trust, and the work that they do, please click the following link.
Dr Ysanne Marville of the G.H. Marville Trust
Dr Ysanne Marville currently works as a Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist in Somerset Support Services for Education in the United Kingdom.Dr Marville received her BSc from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and her DEd.Psych from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom.
Dr Marville works to support the needs children, young people, and their families in early years settings (nursery), primary, and secondary schools. She also delivers training in Emotional Literacy, Attachment, and Loss and Bereavement.