Online Support Groups

Zoom OCD Meetings

Zoom OCD Meetings

Our online support groups have now returned to regular weekly meetings.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic OCD-UK began hosting support groups online in summer 2020. These have proved to be very popular and accessible, with over one thousand people having attended one or more groups by the end of 2021. We are therefore continuing to run them on Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday, with occasional themed meetings on Wednesdays.

The two weekly support group meetings on a Tuesday and Thursday are open OCD peer support groups, and accessible to people with OCD or family members/partners/friends of OCD sufferers (aged 18 years and over).

There are also themed Wednesday meetings open to different groups or for those with a specific interest in that session's theme.

Our charity is only funded to offer services for UK residents and advice offered will be UK specific, we are unable to make the groups available to anyone living outside the UK at this time.

Please scroll down for further information about all meetings.

Open Support Groups (for those with OCD, family, friends - aged 18+)

All users will need to have a Zoom account (free to register) to access our meetings, and download the latest version of Zoom by following their update instructions by clicking here.

Meeting Dates - Tuesday Evenings

All meetings start at 7pm and last for approximately 90 minutes.

If you click a link to register and it says 'registration closed', this means the group is currently at capacity. Please try again closer to the time as we often have spaces open up due to cancellations.

OCD Support Group - Tuesday 28th March
**This meeting is now open for registration**

OCD Support Group - Tuesday 4th April
**This meeting will open for registration nearer the time**

OCD Support Group - Tuesday 11th April
**Apologies, no Tuesday group this week due to staff availability**

OCD Support Group - Tuesday 18th April
**This meeting will open for registration nearer the time**

OCD Support Group - Tuesday 25th April
**Apologies, no Tuesday group this week due to staff training**

Meeting Dates - Thursday Mornings

All meetings start at 10.15am and last for approximately 90 minutes.

If you click a link to register and it says 'registration closed', this means the group is currently at capacity. Please try again closer to the time as we often have spaces open up due to cancellations.

OCD Support Group - Thursday 30th March
**This meeting is now open for registration**

OCD Support Group - Thursday 6th April
**This meeting will open for registration nearer the time**

OCD Support Group - FRIDAY 14th April
**This meeting will open for registration nearer the time. Moved to Friday for this week only due to staff availability**

OCD Support Group - Thursday 20th April
**Apologies, no Thursday group this week due to themed group**

OCD Support Group - Thursday 27th April
**Apologies, no Thursday group this week due to staff training**

Themed Support Groups

Meeting Dates

Meetings start times may vary and times will be confirmed, but each meeting will last approximately 90 minutes. Please click on the date and session theme to register. 

Monthly Support Group for family and friends supporting a loved one with OCD - Thursday 13th April (7pm)
**This meeting is now open for registration**  

An opportunity for parents, partners and other family members and friends who support a loved one (of any age) with OCD to access peer support in a safe and non judgemental environment. Hosted by Laura and Zoe. (18+)
 

Additional Support
Between Zoom meetings, you can access community support via the OCD-UK forums at: www.ocdforums.org.

If you wish to take part in any of these meetings you will need to register for each individual meeting you wish to be part of before the day of the meeting.

Registration Instructions
If you wish to take part in any of these meetings you will need to register in advance for each meeting you wish to be part of. Click the link on the meeting date you wish to register for. Meeting registration will be opened one week prior to the meeting date. Please note registration will automatically close once capacity is reached.

If registration is closed due to maximum capacity but you would like to attend, we recommend checking again closer to the time the group is due to run because we often have last minute cancellations. The links above display the most up to date information - if it says 'registration closed' when you click the link, then capacity for that particular date is currently full. If a space subsequently opens up due to a cancellation, clicking the link will allow you to register. 

Once registered the Zoom system will email you a meeting link. It is that link you will use to access the meeting so please keep this email/link safe.

Group Cancellations

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please cancel your place as soon as possible by following the cancel link in the original Zoom registration confirmation email. Alternatively, please contact us via email: groups@ocduk.org and we can assist you in cancelling your place.

The groups are well attended and we restrict the group numbers to ensure everyone has time to speak if they would like to, which means meetings often fill up to capacity. No shows prevent other people from attending so please cancel your place if you no longer need it. This enables us to offer the place to other individuals who wish to attend.

By registering for one of our meetings you do so accepting our data policy on the sharing of data between Zoom (our provider of meeting services) and OCD-UK. Please scroll below to view this policy.
The OCD-UK Diversity and Inclusion Charter

Irrespective of disability, gender, country of origin, race, religion or sexual orientation, everybody is welcomed and respected equally when using, attending and contributing to the OCD-UK online support groups.

Find out more about what to expect from your online OCD-UK support groups.

What to Expect

Find out more about our meeting guidelines to help you get the most out of the meeting.

Meeting Guidelines

Find out more about our meeting host and facilitator, Laura Hickman.

About Meeting Host
Have a question about our online meetings? Email groups@ocduk.org
Contact Us

Data Policy
By registering for one of our meetings you do so accepting our data policy on the sharing of data between Zoom (our provider of meeting services) and OCD-UK. We take registration data (name and email address) from zoom and store securely. Data will be stored for the length of this online group project (2 years) but can be removed upon request prior to that. Your data will not be used by OCD-UK for any other marketing purposes other than sending information about the groups you register for and inviting feedback about these groups. Click here to view our full data and privacy policy.