It can get better and we can help.

We all know how isolating OCD can be, it can make you feel trapped and cut off from the rest of the world. In this section of our website you can find out about the support that is available to anyone affected by OCD. Finding the right support and building up a support network can make a massive difference; it can give you the tools and the strength to fight back and make you feel that you are not facing OCD on your own.

Find out how OCD Action can support you below.

I Need Support

I have been bullied by severe OCD since I was 14 years old. Now I can finally say that I’m in charge.



The OCD Action Helpline and Email Service is a confidential and unbiased service offering help, information and support for people with OCD, carers and anyone who is concerned that they, or their friends or relatives, may have OCD or a related disorder.

If you need urgent support, please contact Samaritans 24 hour support line on 116 123.

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Support Groups

OCD Action run a range of support groups which provide an informal and supportive environment where participants can share experiences offer encouragement to each other.

All of the groups are peer led, facilitated by volunteers who are directly affected by the condition the group caters for. Our groups can be accessed using either Zoom or telephone (mobile or landline), and as we send the call out, there are no call charges to join in.

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Young people

OCD Youth is a service for young people with OCD and related conditions, run by young people with OCD and related conditions.

Our Youth e-Helpline is here for anyone aged between 14 and 25 who wants to chat about their experience of OCD and/or related conditions. Our trained volunteers also provide information and support around accessing the recommended treatments.

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Next Steps

If you are about to start attending CBT with ERP, you can be paired up with a helpline volunteer, who will give you a few calls at keys stages of the therapy.

The Next Steps project aims to support you to make sure you are getting good quality therapy, be open with your therapist, and keep fighting for your recovery.

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What makes this place special?

This is a supportive community for people affected by the OCD spectrum of anxiety disorders, one where you can share your thoughts openly and honestly with people who understand.

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Supporting a person with OCD can be very difficult but we can help.

OCD places a formidable burden and stress on family members, who often become involved in the rituals or avoidance behaviour of the person with OCD to pacify that behaviour.

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Support OCD Action

OCD Action is a lifeline for thousands of people affected by OCD.  And with your support, we can reach out to thousands more who desperately need our help.

Your kind donation will enable us to do that.  It’ll also help us to fight for change at a national level.

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Get involved

OCD Action relies on the dedication of volunteers to make sure that we are there to help people in need and that our message can get out.

All we ask for is your commitment, enthusiasm and expertise. And in return, we will give you the training, materials and support that you need.

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