OCD Action is the largest national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). They provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD (including carers), work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and front-line healthcare workers, and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.
OCD Action offers the following forms of support:
Helpline: you can call or email for support if you have OCD, are a carer for someone with OCD or are concerned that you, a friend or a relative may have OCD or a related disorder. Ongoing support over the phone can also be arranged.
Advocacy: advocacy can provide support and give you information on your rights and options. It is about exploring options, securing rights, and enabling people to take the opportunity to regain power and control over their lives. OCD Action supports people to access treatment, secure housing, stay in employment and turn their lives around.
Information: a wide range of information resources about OCD and related disorders.
Support for young people: the OCD Youth website http://ocdyouth.orgocd/ is especially for young people, their parents and teachers. On this site you can download information and resources, join online forums and meet other young people with OCD.
Support from the community: online forums, personal stories and opportunities for creativity on the OCD Action website.
Support groups: online and in-person groups around the country, run by volunteers, giving you a chance to meet others who are affected by OCD and related disorders.
Suite 506-507 Davina House, 137-149 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7ET
Who is it for:
Anyone affected by OCD
Support groups may ask for a voluntary contribution, but otherwise services are all free