Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

If you live in Gloucestershire or Herefordshire and OCD is affecting your everyday life, we can help. Find out more about the services we offer below.

What is obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a common mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.

OCD can affect anybody and is most likely to develop in early adulthood.

Find out more about OCD on the NHS website.

in the UK, 70 million days are lost from work each year due to mental ill health (i.e. anxiety, depression and stress related conditions), making it the leading cause of sickness absence.

Getting help

If your mood is affecting your daily life, you should seek help as soon as possible.

Let’s talk can help

Let’s Talk is our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service. We offer guidance, courses and talking therapies that give you the skills and techniques to manage difficult days, lift your mood and improve your overall wellbeing.

It is a free service and is there to listen, help and suggest the best way forward for you.

Access Let’s Talk

You can refer yourself to Let’s Talk by calling 0800 073 2200, or you can ask you GP to refer you.
For more information about the support available, please visit the Let's Talk website.

Let's Talk

Treatments for OCD

How we may help, and some of the treatments on offer.

Treatments for OCD will include a combination of therapy and medication.

Find out more about the treatment options on the NHS Choices website.

Our teams and services

Where to find us, and which services can help you.

Information for professionals

Notes on services, contacts and treatments for healthcare professionals.

Let's Talk is our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service for patients registered with a GP in Gloucestershire.

Patients are able to self-refer; however Primary Health Care Professionals can refer patients to our service on their behalf.

Find out more about referring a patient to Let's Talk on our dedicated website

Let's Talk


News stories linked to OCD and related conditions.

Further help and support

Other organisations who can help or who partner with us.

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