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 editor for approval before they are posted below, if you wish to post pictures alongside your work, please email them across to



Posted on: 14th October 2015 by: Olivia

One year ago, I publicly declared to the world that I have OCD.

I came out wearing a chef hat and apron. I mixed inedible ingredients, including glitter courage, to teach people the recipe for OCD.

It's a recipe too many chefs are getting wrong. The misconceptions... Read More

Posted on: 14th October 2015 by: Olivia

Kirk has created a number of fantastic videos about OCD. This video shows Kirk battling with his OCD about his contamination fears.

For all of Kirk's video's take a look at his Youtube channel.... Read More

Posted on: 22nd September 2015 by: Olivia

I'm trying to enjoy


but I feel the sky

above me

is going to swallow

me up

and I have to grip



I find my quiet



I rattle the door

three times

a night to make

... Read More

Posted on: 22nd September 2015 by: Olivia

OCD Action member Helen Barbour has drawn on her experience of the... Read More

Posted on: 17th September 2015 by: Olivia

By Geoff Heyes

Nobody could understand it.

They were all flabbergasted. Some bemused, some angry, some just shocked.

“Why on earth would he have a broken leg?” Someone exclaimed. “Especially when he had a really well... Read More