Worthing OCD Support Group
The group is open to anyone affected by OCD, so sufferers, family members, partners and friends are all welcome.
The meetings are very informal, so if you’re running late or if you need to leave early for any reason, that’s no problem. They’re usually on the first Tuesday of each month, but we recommend you check this page 24-hours before each meeting just in case there have been any changes. Dates of meetings are below.
The centre has full access for those with disabilities, and the coffee lounge is the first room on your right as you enter the building, so we’re easy to find.
We offer a friendly, non-judgemental place for people to speak about their experiences. We aim to promote the belief that recovery is possible, and to help people work towards this.
The group does not offer specific therapy or professional guidance, but instead, it is an opportunity to share ideas and strategies, to provide mutual support, to share experiences and offer advice about accessing local treatment services. Its facilitator, Claire, is not medically trained, but has personal experience of OCD. Alternatively, if you’d like to just sit and listen, please just let Claire know when you arrive.
The group is free to attend and there’s no need to book in advance, so come along and say hello.
The group is facilitated by an OCD-UK volunteer, 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.
East Worthing Community Centre
The Worthing OCD support group starts at 7pm, and ends about 9pm.
This group can be very well attended, and whilst we try and given everyone talk-time, this is not always possible. 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.
The centre is just 5-10 minutes’ walk from East Worthing Station. For drivers, there is a small amount of on-site parking, however if this is full, there are very few parking restrictions locally.
Buses – the centre is near Worthing Hospital, so you can get the Pulse or numbers 9, 16 or 106, and get off at by Coronation Buildings, and it’s about a 10 minute walk from there.