Creative Community

At OCD Action we often get people sending us poems, stories, books, art and a whole range of creative and inspirational work. For many people, being creative is an excellent way to express their feeling about OCD and how it impacts on their lives. In this area of the website, we invite you to submit your own creative work and share it with a wider audience. For now we can only take words but soon we hope to give you the opportunity to up-load images, video and audio. Your submissions will go to our volunteer editor for approval before they are posted below, if you wish to post pictures alongside your work, please email them across to

Posted on: 19th February 2015 by: Aliciaf

One tap, two tap, three tap, four,
Never a day that I can just walk through a door,
Trapped in this foreign world, all-consuming, the pain, the fear,
Trapped inside my mind, my own institution,
For which I cannot procure a simple solution

The weight of the world, it... Read More

Posted on: 22nd December 2014 by: Olivia

With the dawn of another New Year close at hand and the hopes and fears that go with it, here is a sobering thought and a prompt to us all to make the most of our lives, because as you will see, we are only here for the blink of an eye, and worrying will change nothing!

If the whole... Read More

Posted on: 22nd December 2014 by: Olivia

With this new found strength my goal is to share my journey with others in the hope that my experiences will create optimism and instil the courage so often needed to continue the fight.

My aim is to do this through delivering talks, meet and greets and offering author appearances. My... Read More

Posted on: 11th December 2014 by: Olivia

Following a 6 year journey experimenting with various treatment methods and medications I have finally reached a point in my life where my ADHD, OCD and Self-harm have become manageable.

This poem can be found on page 150 of my book, ‘Me and My Bully’

Life without... Read More

Posted on: 4th December 2014 by: Olivia

My name is Gemma Sarsfield; I am 29 years old and I began treatment in 2008 at the start of my teaching career. I was frequently becoming overwhelmed with day to day life and at the time I was unaware that I had ADHD and OCD. My therapist suggested that I put my thoughts onto paper as... Read More