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: 16th September 2014 by: Imogen


They lurk in gloomy shadows deep
Long days and nights they haunt me
On constant guard, not needing sleep
They wait to pounce and taunt me
They censor everything I say
I can’t leave them behind
Wish I could take a... Read More

Posted on: 2nd September 2014 by: Olivia

Ali is 20 years old and lives in London. He was diagnosed with OCD when he was 15. Ali created this film with Fixers to show there is more to OCD than hand washing. 

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Posted on: 26th August 2014 by: azzazi

That mind which may contaminate by germs of thought, it is  need to wash with soap and water.

Posted on: 25th August 2014 by: pc12sr

Hands are cracking, hair is splitting, too much washing, feel like quitting

Eyes are drooping, head is spinning, feeling shattered, slowly thinning


Time for bed now, start the ritual, going crazy, its habitual

Sleep is near now, temporary pause, morning comes,... Read More

Posted on: 10th July 2014 by: megc

When we are in the universe

And stare down from outerspace

Earth is a blue green orb

We are so minute

Do we even matter

A crying, feeling, physical being are we

Fighting inner tumoil 

Hurting each other

Combating our inner thoughts

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