About OCD-UK

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OCD-UK is the charity dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of almost one million people in the UK whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

We work with, and for children and adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, health professionals and researchers to develop and share our experiences and knowledge to help people increase their understanding about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and to help reduce the effect of OCD on the lives of those that suffer with this debilitating illness.

OCD-UK is unique in being an OCD charity that is completely service-user led, a charity for children and adults with OCD, run by sufferers, for sufferers.

We facilitate a safe environment for people affected by OCD to communicate with each other and provide mutual understanding and support. You can you help make a positive difference by making a donation (every penny really makes a difference), or you can help by joining OCD-UK as a member, all of which will help us achieve our goals and make a real difference to the lives of children and adults affected by OCD.

Our Vision

It is our belief that everyone affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder should receive the most appropriate and the highest quality standards of care, support and treatment.

Our Mission

Our objective is to make a positive and meaningful difference in the everyday lives of people affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by providing accessible and effective support services and by campaigning for improved access and quality treatment and care for people with OCD to ensure that every person affected by OCD receives the quality of treatment and care that they deserve.


  • Is the voice of people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in the UK.
  • OCD-UK remains the only service-user led charity for people with OCD, run by sufferers, for sufferers.
  • Raises awareness about OCD among healthcare professionals, health services and politicians of the seriousness of OCD to change opinion and influences healthcare policy change for treating OCD.
  • Remains the source of independent advice and information on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
  • Receives no external support and remains funded and reliant on voluntary donations.

Our values

We're approachable OCD-UK is a lifeline for anyone who is affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and their families. We'll do everything we can to help you access quality and prompt healthcare.

We challenge Good health is a basic human expectation and everyone should have access to quality treatment to restore good mental health, and OCD-UK is challenging the healthcare provides, the NHS and politicians to make that vision a reality, through tenacious lobbying, research and policy reports, and high-profile public awareness campaigns.

We're enterprising OCD-UK strives to get the most out of every penny we spend. We’re proud that we have achieved so much for people with OCD, so many innovative ideas and on a limited budget and pledge to continue this innovation and development and to join forces with like-minded organisations, to share our ideas, and develop creative ways of tackling the needs of the OCD community.

We believe OCD-UK believes in children and adults with OCD, regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour.

We champion We use the knowledge gained from our direct work with children and adults with OCD to campaign for better treatment policy and to champion for the rights of every individual with OCD.

We develop potential We believe in encouraging individuals with OCD to develop, achieve and to reach their full potential. OCD-UK is dedicated to helping people with OCD to overcome barriers and realise their full potential. It also demonstrates our commitment to become a learning organisation where we grow our skills, seek to improve and listen and learn to ensure that we give people with OCD what they want and expect from OCD-UK

We promote We believe in seeing the whole person and in building healthy environments which means we value promoting quality of life. This shows that our goal is to achieve more than good health, it’s to enable people with OCD to lead full and active lives. We believe that OCD is not part of who a person is, but merely a life experience.

OCD-UK, a charity run by sufferers, for sufferers.

Every Charity must have a governing document setting out the charity's objects and usually how it is to be administered. OCD-UK's constitution is our governing document first created when the charity was formed back in 2004. Click here to view the constitution.

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Charity Registration Number: 1103210
OCD-UK, Marble Hall (Office 5), 80 Nightingale Road, Derby DE24 8BF

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