Mr Ashley Curry, one of the members of Board of Advisers of International Forum for Wellbeing In Pregnancy (IFWIP), was invited to attend as a Panel of Experts for the session, “Q&A on accessing treatment and other advocacy issues” at the OCD Action National Conference in London (UK) on 3rd March 2018. He shared his experiences and how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) was beneficial to his recovery.
Professor David Veale, Dr Rob Willson, Dr Lynne Drummond, Dr Amita Jassi were also on the panel at the Conference answering questions from the audience, about effective treatment for those that have obsessive-compulsive disorder, and also to discuss wider impact of this health condition on the lives of the sufferers.
Mr Curry also had the opportunity to liaise with Diana Wilson and Maria Bavetta – who are the co-founders of the charity Maternal OCD to explore the effects of OCD in the Perinatal period and its impact on fathers.
Ashley is from Cambridgeshire, UK and had OCD but remained undiagnosed until he was 35 years old when it took over his life during parental stages. He recovered with the help of CBT and remained symptom-free since.
He is now working tirelessly to raise awareness on OCD and involved in teaching and training across many Universities and shares his experience as keynote speaker at the Conferences.
IFWIP team is very proud to have him as a Board of Adviser and grateful for his contribution.