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: 31st October 2018 by: Olivia

I wake up in the morning and contemplate my day.
I know I need to leave my flat, but part of me screams to stay.
Inadvertently I consider what might happen if I go;
Loved ones might fall ill or die and it would be all my fault I know.
But I cannot stay here forever, there... Read More

Posted on: 31st October 2018 by: Olivia

Rid me river Lethe of the habit to think,

Let me your murmuring waters drink

For I too like the shades before me want

To baptise my brain in your forgetful font.


For I cannot continue to dwell

In the aimless Asphodel

Where souls are unable to... Read More

Posted on: 21st October 2018 by: Fox333

Think positive thoughts, its time to get moving

Keep going faster, no walking or cruising

For a journeys a journey go full steam ahead

You'll never arrive while you're  lying in bed

It's time to get up, time to start a new day

Let's get going... Read More

Posted on: 25th August 2018 by: PD1995

Take an elastic band

And a room full of your worst fears

Here's a scattering of some truths

And a kaleidoscope for your memories

And a speaker set to silent with a potential tape of screams

Use this elastic band to prove to me that your worst fear isn't... Read More

Posted on: 2nd August 2018 by: Emilymedia

Jon cooked thoughts. All kinds. 

Like all good cooks and bakers, he started young. And like all good cooks, he tasted everything that he made. In fact, he scoffed the lot. 

Jon began picking up ingredients before he was born. He started with voices, sounds.... Read More