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.

If you would like to share some creative work with us, please email them across to

    Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant

    *Warning: contains very violent images which may be distressing/triggering for some* Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant from Suraya Raja on Vimeo. Multi-award winning … Continued

    Invisible: Poem

    I can’t see it, directly; But I wonder if it’s there. I can’t hear it, directly; But I wonder if it’s there. I can’t … Continued

    (Unlimited) by the mind poetry

      Andrew has recently published his debut mental health poetry book (Un)limited by the mind. We caught up with Andrew and asked him a few questions … Continued

    Dancing on Ice

      She dances on ice; Just a thin sliver between her and drowning in fear. She shows bright colours of a warm sun Against … Continued

    The Arab Stallion

    You raced across the desert alone, You were neither black or white but roan. You were the drinker of winds, descended from ‘The Five’, … Continued

    A Voice Not Mine

      For a final year university project, Amber Griffith produced a short powerful video about the realities of living with OCD. Accompanied with a poetic … Continued

    The OCD Genie

    A mysterious being of smokeless fire Once promised to grant my every desire. “I have fulfilled many a wish” he said to me, Only … Continued


    Beautiful creature of the sea I know something of your fragility. I too cling on to every day Though the current threatens to wash … Continued