In the media and raising awareness
In the media and raising awareness
The OCD Treatment Centre regularly supports projects in the media with the hope of providing documentaries and published literature with a factually accurate account of what it is like for people with OCD. For too long, the condition has been trivialized or misunderstood.
By providing more accurate information through media resources, we hope that those experiencing symptoms can more readily recognize when they may be experiencing obsessive-compulsive symptoms and find the courage to speak to someone who might be able to help. Our experience is that finding the proper help for many can be extremely difficult. We hope that continually bringing OCD into the public eye positively and accurately will make effective therapy more accessible for all.
We are highly dedicated and passionate about contributing to this cause as much as possible.
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 about OCD throughout the media for documentaries and live phone-ins that have included appearances on the BBC, ITV’s This Morning, and Channel 4.
We can facilitate producers in making documentaries, appearing in documentaries, and appearing on live TV as mental health professionals, contributing to literature, including newspaper articles, magazines, and other publications. We can also provide a link to some of our previous clients who would be willing to open up and share their experiences of what it is like to live with OCD and experience such symptoms.
Educational programs and seminars
Here at the OCD Treatment Centre, we are incredibly passionate about making a positive difference in the OCD community in more ways than one.
Since 2018, we are proud to say that we have worked closely with the GH Marville Trust, based in Barbados, to raise positive awareness overseas and continue to do so, with lots of exciting projects to look forward to. To date, Mr. Craig Shirley of the OCD Treatment Centre and Dr. Ysanne Marville of the Trust has facilitated numerous educational seminars, presenting to a wide array of audiences, including teachers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, family members, and sufferers of a broad spectrum of disorders. Previous seminars include a three-day workshop in Barbados and the first-ever mental Health Seminar in Guyana, South America.
Our work with the Trust is ongoing, intending to conduct more domestically and abroad seminars to continue raising 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 its work, please click the following link.
Dr Ysanne Marville of the G.H. Marville Trust
Dr. Ysanne Marville currently works as a 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 of 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.