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: 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

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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

Posted on: 1st September 2015 by: Olivia

Christie-Luke Jones is a poet, actor, fiction writer and philanthropist from Oxfordshire, England. Christie-Luke's writing is strongly influenced by the Gallic blood that courses through his veins, as well as his interest in the more macabre aspects of the human condition.

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Posted on: 4th July 2015 by: Becci1987

The depths of despair
This dark, dank space. 
All alone in a crowded place.
You say not a word, there's no one to tell; as you fall deeper.
Your own depth of hell. 
Deeper inside your mind you fall, wishing and hoping that there is a cure.
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