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: 19th May 2020 by: Anonymous (not verified)

It’s okay. This is a step I have to take, to get better, be better, for me, for the people around me. I want to live a better life, I want to live in the moment and not in the constant past thoughts of “that happened” and future thoughts of “it mustn’t... Read More

Posted on: 9th May 2020 by: Sian22

OCD and Me

An interrogation of the mind, body and soul.
A prison sentence, without parole.
An overcast cloud, about to downpour.
A constant shadow, impossible to ignore.

A web of lies, torment and pain,
Enough intrusive thoughts to turn anyone insane.... Read More

Posted on: 17th April 2020 by: Andyroo

I can't see it, directly;

But I wonder if it's there.

I can't hear it, directly;

But I wonder if it's there.

I can't smell it, directly;

But I wonder if it's there.

I wonder if it's on a green sock,

I wonder if it's... Read More

Posted on: 24th February 2020 by: Olivia

Oakhill Productions are proud to Launch their short film 'For Want of a Nail'. The film tells the the story of Marty, "a young man dealing with life, loss & love…oh & he has OCD".

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Posted on: 6th February 2020 by: Anonymous (not verified)

Andrew has recently published his debut mental health poetry book (Un)limited by the mind. We caught up with Andrew and asked him a few questions about the important work he is doing to raise awareness of OCD and mental health more generally. 


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