OCD Action

Help us improve treatment & attitudes towards OCD, BDD & related disorders

As part of our Big Lottery funded Advocacy for OCD Service, over the next five years we will be looking at local and regional trends in treatment and attitudes to try to improve things for a wider number of people. We are carrying out a national survey to map the treatment experiences of people with OCD/BDD and related disorders across England, along with their views of how they are treated more generally by society because of their mental health condition.

Welcome to Gareth - OCD Action's new Director

After seven years of working at OCD Action, it is with great sadness that we are saying goodbye to our Director, Joel Rose. Joel has done a huge amount for the Charity and he will really be missed.

"I am sad to be going but I know that I can leave the Charity in a great place, and we have lots of exciting plans for the future. It has been a real pleasure and a privilege to lead the Charity and to work with some truly inspiring people."

Welcome to David - OCD Action's new Trustee

We are delighted to introduce OCD Action's newest Trustee - David Truswell.

David has worked in adult community based mental health services for over thirty years.

OCD Action want to ensure that people from a diverse range of communities are aware of our work and are able to access our services. David's expertise in reaching diverse communities will help us to fulfill this.

Click here to find out more about our Trustees.

Join the next OCD Youth meet-up!

Join OCD Youth for their next exciting event which will be taking place in Manchester! This event will run alongside the OCD Action National Conference on the 18th April and spaces are limited, so have a look at the programme below and book your spot now.

This is a chance to to get to know other young people affected by OCD, meet the Youth Advisory Panel, and generally just have some fun in an environment where you can be yourself.

OCD Youth stream – provisional programme

Work for us – Lead Advocate


£21,000 pro rata (£12,600) Permanent Contract

22.5 hours per week (flexible working) 

Location – flexible, North West preferred

OCD Action is the largest national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Our vision is of a society where OCD is better understood and diagnosed quickly, where appropriate treatment options are open and accessible, where support and information are readily available and where nobody feels ashamed to ask for help.

New Online OCD Scotland Support Group

OCD Action's 'Better Together Project' is now supporting an independent online support group specifically for people with OCD, family members and carers living in Scotland.

The group uses Skype (but audio only, no visual) and you will be given full support in setting this up. If you would prefer you can be added to the group using a land line or mobile number instead. The group is facilitated by three people with personal experience of OCD (a person with the condition, a parent of a child with OCD and a sister of someone that has OCD).