OCD Action

OCD Action

OCD Action is a UK registered charity no. 1035213 regulated by The Charity Commission



OCD Action is a national UK charity that provides support and information to anybody affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).The charity works to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and frontline healthcare workers. Formed by a group of volunteers and leading professionals in 1994, originally as "obsessive action" the charity later changed its name in 2002 to "OCD Action".[1]


OCD Action’s 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.[2]


The charity provides a national telephone support and information helpline (0845 3906232), e-mail service, website ([1]), printed materials and advocacy service.

The charity also plays a key role in ensuring media coverage of OCD through providing "case studies" to relevant media organisations as well as utilising its trustees to provide professional comment and analysis. A recent example being a feature in The Financial Times [3]

Three members of OCD Action's board of Trustees supported the UK's National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence production of guidelines for the treatment of OCD.[4]


OCD Action is a membership organisation with members electing a management body, "the board of trustees" every year at the charity's Annual General Meeting. The trustee group is currently made up of 3 medical experts, 2 carers, 4 people with OCD and one charity management and fundraising professional.[5]


OCD Action received no government funding and as such raises income from membership fees and donations. The charity enjoys strong support from large UK national Charitable trust including Comic Relief [6], The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales [7], The Garfield Weston Foundation [8] and The Tudor Trust.


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