Youth Network Blog

This is a space where members are able to talk openly and honestly about issues relating to OCD. Due to the nature of intrusive thoughts, there may be some themes that are difficult to read about, particularly for younger audiences. Please take care of yourselves and those around you. We all know how difficult OCD can be to deal with, so having a judgement-free place to express yourself is vital. We also know that being able to hear from other people with similar experiences to you can be a real comfort. With that in mind, we hope you enjoy the blog!

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    Support and tips for coping during the pandemic

    June 11th 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on everyone’s life. Being away from friends and family,  losing the structure of our days and the constant news updates and guidelines...Read More.



    January 7th 2020

    Hello and welcome to 2020. Fancy seeing your artwork on the OCD Youth website? We would love to hear from you if you have any artwork which addresses your personal...Read More.

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    The Coaster

    November 11th 2019

    One year has passed since I finished my last course of therapy and quite a bit has changed (for the better). This year I had a big change happen, I...Read More.

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    How sleep can affect your mental health

    October 9th 2019

    One in three of us are said to have poor sleep*. Below I have gathered information on the close links between sleep and mental health, sleep disorders and solutions. I...Read More.


    Truths vs the Myths

    July 25th 2019

    When it comes to misconceptions around OCD, you’ll often hear people saying it’s to do with being tidy or wanting to be clean. Let me tell you how much easier...Read More.

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    Mental Health Awareness Week – Body Image and OCD

    May 17th 2019

    Wow. What a busy week it’s been here over at OCD Youth. The OCD Action National Conference on Saturday was an incredibly inspiring, emotive and educational affair, prompting great discussions...Read More.

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    OCD, and the Important Parts

    May 10th 2019

    Disclaimer: This article contains language that some readers may find offensive Mental health, and the issues that we all face on a daily basis, is a constant, unavoidable part of...Read More.

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    OCD Action National Conference 2019!

    April 30th 2019

    The OCD Action conference will always have a special place in my heart, not just because it’s attended by world-leading experts and inspirational people, but it’s where I found my...Read More.

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    Book Review: Unraveling Rose

    April 18th 2019

    When I got to the office this morning, the last thing I thought I’d be feeling was utterly broken, emotionally drained and then marvelously uplifted after reading a children’s book...Read More.

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    The messiness of mental health

    April 10th 2019

    When I was diagnosed at 15 with OCD and depression, I thought recovery would be simple. Oh how naïve of me! I genuinely thought that, just like with a physical...Read More.