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: 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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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