OCD Action

  • Children & young people
  • Specific mental health condition

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OCD Action is a national charity that provides support and information to anybody who is affected by OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). They work towards getting OCD as a condition better understood, making sure appropriate treatment options are open and accessible to all who require them and ensuring that nobody feels ashamed to ask for help.

OCD Action provide a helpline from 9.30am-8pm Monday to Friday which is a confidential and unbiased service offering help, information and support for people with OCD, their carers, or concerned friends or family. The helpline numbers are 0845 390 6232/0207 253 2664. This service can also be accessed via email: support@ocdaction.org.uk

OCD Action also run an advocacy service for people affected by OCD and have supported people to access treatment, secure housing and help with staying in employment.

For more information about OCD; its symptoms, treatments, related conditions and downloadable resources, click here.

For those under 18, OCD action have also created a youth website. This is designed for young people, their parents, teachers or other adults who support them. On the website you can download information, access resources, join online forums, and meet other young people with OCD.

Local OCD Support Group

In Sheffield, the OCD support group meets monthly on Monday.

Venue: The Garden Room, Sheffield Mencap and Gateway, Norfolk Lodge, Park Grange Road, Sheffield S2 3QF

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

The group is for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Hoarding issues, Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania, and are over 16.

For further information and/or to refer E: sheffieldocdgroup@rethink.org

Please note, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Sheffield OCD Support group is meeting differently. Please email the support group directly for information about their adapted service and what support is currently available. 

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