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: 9th November 2010 by: Christina Emiley

If you are a Hindu devotee or an avid believer of teachings of different religions then you would have come across a tradition in which a person carries ‘kavadi’. As per this tradition the person has to walk around with his cheeks pierced with a six feet long iron rod and his... Read More

Posted on: 9th November 2010 by: Anonymous (not verified)

The psychiatrist really believed he knew
When he said my OCD was all about poo
But actually he didn't have a clue
Because the theories were untrue.
A potty training so severe
had left my mind in mortal fear
So every thought or sight of faeces
would... Read More

Posted on: 13th August 2010 by: Anonymous (not verified)

Firstly, I did want to work on this and make it into a proper novel for publishing, but it's a sample of my writing and putting it on here could give me the confidence boost I desprately need..... It's just a little something I did for schoolwork. Not much, no biggie. Be warned, it... Read More

Posted on: 13th July 2010 by: Wombat140

When this site started using "tags" in the forum, I didn't know what they were, so when I first saw the list of "hot tags" I thought it was somebody being arty. I still think it makes a rather good snapshot of daily so-called life in our forum...

advice Advocacy... Read More


Posted on: 6th July 2010 by: actionagainstocd

Stuck in a constant battle
Conscience and all
Fighting the world
With time together twirled
Hope of some healing
Before overcome with the aching
Little pieces of comfort
For a while hides the hurt
Heart mends and heart breaks
There are ups and... Read More