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  • Catherine Benfield

How to Find your Community: The Panel

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

The panel standing together with Olivia in the background smiling

OCD can make us feel extremely isolated and finding our community of people who understand what we're going through can be very helpful. At this years OCD Action conference, I hosted a wonderful panel on finding your OCD community.

We cover:

  • Who are the OCD community?

  • How to recognise some of the signs that you've found a community that will be healthy for you.

  • How communities often change as we move through recovery.

  • Ways of keeping ourselves safe when reaching out to others.

  • Good pracitse and not-so good practise by comunties.

  • How to know when it's time to move on.

  • What OCD Action provides in the way of support groups and how they keep your well-being as a top prioirty.

You can watch it here!

I'd like to say a huge thanks to my panel for joining me.

Sophie Suri - OCD Advocate and app developer/researcher

Chrissie Hodges - Founder of OCD Gamechangers

Mike and Keets - OCD Action volunteers who run many of the support groups.

Further reading

  • If you enjoyed this, please check out our previous post on finding your OCD community.

  • You can find many more helpful talks and panels from the OCD Action Conference here.

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