Portsmouth OCD Support Group - Due to COVID-19, the group is now meeting on an alternative online format (Webex), new members welcome so please get in touch with the facilitators (see below for full details)

Cosham Community Centre
Wootton Street
United Kingdom
Meeting Times: 
10.15am, for a 10.30am start
First Saturday of every month
Who can attend: 
  • People with (or think they have) OCD
  • Family members
  • Carers
  • Friends
  • Minimum age 18
Contact Details: 


Text or email preferred. When making contact, please state:

- which group you're asking about (the organiser runs more than one)
- how you are affected by OCD or a related disorder (no details needed)

Tel : 07976 726803

Email : Stephen.hosking@btinternet.com

Portsmouth OCD Support Group

On and from 

Saturday 4 April 2020, 10.30am

Meetings Moved Online / Phone


We’re sorry that our face-to-face meetings are cancelled until further notice, owing to the current Coronavirus situation.


However, we are continuing to run meetings on a new online / phone meeting system on the first Saturday of every month at 10.15am for 10.30am, finishing at 12.45pm as usual.


To take part please......:

·     email stephen.hosking@btinternet.com , or

·     call / SMS / iMessage / WhatsApp 07976 726803

………........by 9am on the day of the meeting.

Please give your name, and tell us if you are new to the group.
Please tell us: 
- that you’re interested in the [insert name] group (the organiser runs more than one group)
- your first name
- if you are new to the group
And please confirm that you’re eligible to take part


“Normal service will be resumed” (face-to-face meetings) as soon as this situation is resolved! Let’s keep supporting each other as best we can – do join us!



Group Information:

This group is open to people with OCD, (and those who think they might have OCD), their family members, carers and their friends (if under 18 please contact before coming to the group).

The group provides informal but structured meetings where people affected by OCD can talk to others in a friendly, non-judgemental way. It does not offer specific therapy or professional guidance, but is an opportunity to share thoughts,  ideas and strategies, and to provide mutual support.

Directions to the Venue:

Nearest railway station is Cosham which is 5 mins walk. From the station, turn right up High Street, first left into Vectis Way, then first right into Wootton Street.

Nearest bus routes (many bus routes stop right outside!) are direct buses to Cosham which  run from all over the Portsmouth region, including Southsea, Fareham, Havant, Waterlooville and Horndean. Alight at Cosham Health Centre in Northern Road and walk through the back entrance into the Community Centre’s garden.

Car parking is free on site at front of building (Wootton Street).


Attendees are asked for a small contribution to cover room hire - normally it's £2.00 or less per person per meeting - but inability to pay this does not prevent attendance. There is no other charge for the meeting.

Dates for 2020:

We continue to meet at Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3AP

All meetings are on the first Saturday of the month (except where shown)

All meetings are 10.30 (10.30am) to 12.45 (12.45pm) (except where shown)

4 April

2 May

6 June

4* July

1 August

5 September

3 October

7 November

5 December

6** December (Sunday)


* 4 July will be our combined Summer meeting and outing, joint with the Eastleigh OCD Support Group, and will be at a different time and venue – please contact Stephen for arrangements before coming

** 6 December will be our Christmas outing, joint with the Eastleigh OCD Support Group, and will be at a different time and venue – please contact Stephen for arrangements before coming