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 volunteer editor for approval before they are posted below, if you wish to post pictures alongside your work, please email them across to

Posted on: 14th May 2015 by: Olivia

Today was a bad day;

full of protective rituals

that wouldn’t go away:

tied to the kitchen,

checking but wishing,

that all was perfect,

that their quality control did the trick;

if I was there I’d reject them –

I only settle... Read More

Posted on: 12th March 2015 by: Olivia

An animated video showing different forms of OCD.

"The focus of this animation is to portray that anyone, anywhere can have OCD. It can take many forms and can affect every part of your life. There is so much stigma surrounding OCD so people often feel embarrassed to talk... Read More

Posted on: 5th March 2015 by: Emi Taylor

Shut the windows

Draw the blinds

Lock the doors

"Did you remember the blinds? Are you sure?"


Stop thinking about that

Just count the tiles instead

Stop thinking about that

Get those thoughts... Read More

Posted on: 19th February 2015 by: Aliciaf

One tap, two tap, three tap, four,
Never a day that I can just walk through a door,
Trapped in this foreign world, all-consuming, the pain, the fear,
Trapped inside my mind, my own institution,
For which I cannot procure a simple solution

The weight of the world, it... Read More

Posted on: 22nd December 2014 by: Olivia

With the dawn of another New Year close at hand and the hopes and fears that go with it, here is a sobering thought and a prompt to us all to make the most of our lives, because as you will see, we are only here for the blink of an eye, and worrying will change nothing!

If the whole... Read More