Support groups can potentially be a useful part of treatment. These groups provide a platform for mutual acceptance, understanding and setting of goals. People new to OCD can talk to others who have learned successful strategies for coping with the illness.
There are two kinds of groups. One is user-led, which means that it is run by a person with OCD or carer who has personal experience of the disorder. The other is professionally supported, which means that it is run by someone who has professional qualifications such as a Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Clinical Nurse, Counsellor or Social Worker. Both types of groups are able to provide effective support.
Some groups are only open to people with OCD, other groups include carers, family members and friends. This information can be found with each group listing, along with contact details to find out more about the group you are interested in attending . We also have BBD and hoarding support groups too within our support group list.
Although all of the support groups listed are independent, OCD Action works closely with each of them and can help and support sufferers in setting up a new group in their area.For support group enquiries and information on setting up a new group please contact : Keira Bartlett – (OCD Action Groups & Communities Manager) Tel (01263) 510705 (Tues/Wed/Thurs 9am – 5pm) or email email@example.com
Helpline: 0845 390 6232 / 020 7253 2664
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