Swindon OCD Support Group
The Swindon OCD Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at The Ellendune Centre in Wroughton from 7.15pm to 8.45pm. The group is open to anyone affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder from teenagers to adults, be they sufferers, family members or friends. We provide an informal meeting where people affected by OCD can talk to others in a friendly, understanding and non-judgmental way. Our group is keen to promote the belief that recovery from OCD is possible.
The group does not offer specific therapy or professional guidance, but instead, it is an opportunity to share ideas and strategies, and to provide mutual support, and to share experiences and offer advice about accessing local treatment services.
Attendance is free of charge (although there will be a donation pot which you can pop your pennies in to go towards the tea/coffee and biscuits if you wish, all remaining monies will be donated to OCD-UK towards venue hire), and no pre-booking is necessary, just come along on the evening of the group and introduce yourself to the group facilitator, usually Kylie and Laura.
The group is facilitated by trained service users, all of whom have OCD or have experienced OCD in the past and have been vetted by OCD-UK for your confidence.
This support group is fully funded by OCD-UK, donations to OCD-UK are welcomed to help continue funding support groups like this one.
The Christine Spooncer Suite,
Ellendune Community Centre
When you first go into the venue our room is down a corridor half way down the entrance foyer on the right. There is plenty of free parking within a few metres of the centre and the space is fully accessible for wheelchair users with no steps.
The Swindon OCD Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 7.15pm to 8.45pm.
Those attending are not under any obligation to talk, many newcomers will just sit and listen.
Until further notice we are not offering physical meetings because of the ongoing pandemic. A decision about if or when face-to-face meetings will resume be made collaboratively with the group host in late 2021 / early 2022.
Until then OCD-UK offer support through Zoom video support groups, which meet every week. For details of how to access this meetings please visit our Zoom group page.
In the meantime you can access community support using an alias via the OCD-UK forums at: www.ocdforums.org.
There is a small amount of on-site parking.
Buses – If you are coming to the venue via public transport there are various buses (9/49/82/151) from Swindon town centre that stop close to the community centre (on Devizes road). Swindon town centre is approximately 15 minutes on bus.