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: 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

Posted on: 16th June 2018 by: AppleOnion

Posted on: 6th June 2018 by: Olivia

The brain bully never tires of the tease,

Never stops with the what ifs, the possibles, the maybes.

But you could have, you might have, it always says to me.

This is the riddle of a mind with severe OCD.

Modal verbs proliferate and I feel subdued,

Head is... Read More

Posted on: 24th May 2018 by: Olivia

I lost that autumn

Lying like a church effigy in bed,

Not dead but not really alive either.

The horse chestnut trees were laden with green sea mines

Threatening me with time.

Calendars hung blank for months;

My life’s ink ebbing away.

I did not... Read More