Wristbands carrying the message 'Just a Thought?' is the popular awareness initiative from OCD-UK to raise awareness of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The message embossed on the band, 'JUST A THOUGHT?' not only helps explain the condition, but also helps remind sufferers during tougher moments that their obsessive thoughts are just that, thoughts.
The 'Just a Thought?' slogan was coined by OCD-UK bulletin board user Michelle Dean, who said she hoped the wristbands would help sufferers and non-sufferers alike to understand the condition, which affects two to three per cent of the population. She said: "OCD is so misunderstood. Sufferers all know that what they worry about is just a thought, and I hope that wearing the band will remind them of that when they have a bad moment". "But the question mark tells the story of OCD. People who don't have OCD can have a negative thought and put it away without question. For OCD sufferers, it may become an obsession, and that in turn can lead to their compulsions."
The wristbands are all made of silicone and can be purchased for £2.50 each with all proceeds going to OCD-UK. Simply click the 'Add to Cart' button and select the desired quantity at the checkout stage. Each wristband comes wrapped in its own individual sealed packet.
Size Guidance (by default we will send out adult size unless advised otherwise)
- Adult (Large) wristbands are 210mm circumference and suitable for adults and children with average/large sized wrists.
- Youth (small) wristbands are 180mm circumference and suitable for adults and children with slim sized wrists.