West Midlands OCD Support Group

“Helping to support OCD sufferers and their carers”



Information for New Visitors

The Group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 1.30pm to 4.00pm in rooms at St Martin in the Bull Ring, Birmingham, Edgbaston Street, Birmingham, B5 5BB (Except August and December, which are reserved for Social Events).

We are an Informal User-led Group of Volunteer Carers and OCD Sufferers (established in 1999) who offer a friendly welcome to all who have an interest in OCD and its related Disorders and aim to help each other through mutual support and information.

Please note that there is a nominal entrance fee of £3 per person payable at the door, this goes towards the cost of room hire.

In some meetings we have Guest Speakers on OCD Issues, others we have Open Discussion Meetings, where everyone has the opportunity to share any problems or experiences in managing their OCD Symptoms.

We never put anyone “on the spot” and Visitors are welcome to take part as much or as little as they feel comfortable with, at a pace to suit everyone. However, the maximum benefit may be gained from actively taking part in discussion.

We aim to facilitate Group and One to One discussion on OCD related symptoms.

There are normally about 16 to 28 people at each meeting, some are regulars, and others just attend occasionally.

The meetings are open to Mental Health Professionals, OCD Sufferers and their Careers, Families and friends.

All that we ask is that those present adhere to our Meeting Guidelines with regard to Confidentiality, Politeness, Understanding and Respect towards others.

If, after the meeting, New Visitors wish to support the Group and consider Membership, please contact the Group Chairman, who will provide a New Membership Form.

John Hinckes, Facilitator (October 2022).