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In this friendly group you can discuss your problems in confidence with others who will understand your condition and the distress that it causes to help find a path to recovery. You can also help other sufferers in a similar situation.

Are you a doctor or mental health care provider in or near Reading?  Please tell your patients about this group, plus download and print our pamphlet and poster.

This small and friendly peer-lead support group welcomes adult sufferers of
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder),
 and related disorders
  • BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder),
  • Trichotillomania / Dermatillomania (compulsive hair pulling / skin picking),
  • Compulsive Hoarding.
Friends and family of sufferers are also welcome.

Meeting place

IRiS (Integrated Recovery in Service)
4 Waylen Street,
(corner of Waylen St and Oxford Rd)

Day and time

7.30 pm.
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month

(see diary below - always check on day in case of cancellation)

No charge.


Ross Bannister

Format of the meetings

Relaxed, informal and confidential - talk, listen or do both.
Bring along a mug for a cuppa!

Join our e-mailing list to receive regular meeting reminders.  Click here!


To attend the group meetings see below.
More information about OCD is found by clicking on the menu items at the top.
You can also download our pamphlet.  Why not display our poster at your workplace?

Meeting Diary
Please check here for changes/cancellation/special events.

(Check the day of each meeting in case of last minute changes).
Please do get in touch before before your first visit either by phone or email.


I regret to announce that the group meetings will no longer happen after 16th October 2018 (this date will be the last meeting).

This is due to a number of factors, including lack of attendance and to my own personal circumstances.

I hope that you find the information on this web site useful though.

You can still contact me via the group's e-mail page, but I will only check this account periodically.

If you are affected by OCD and you are interesting in restarting the group yourself, then please do get in touch.

Please don't forget that OCD is a beatable condition.  If you put the work in, take the risks, and have the patience, it will lighten, no matter how much you are suffering right now.

Best wishes to all,

 Jan: 2, 16  Feb: 6, 20  Mar: 6, 20
 Apr: 3, 17  May: 1, 15  Jun: 5, 19
 Jul: 3, 17  Aug: 7, 21  Sep: 4, 18
 Oct: 2, 16  Nov: 6, 20  Dec: 4, 18
We are very grateful to IRiS for generously allowing us use of their meeting room for no charge, and to Trinity
Church for past use of their hall, also for no charge.

The preferred means of contact is e-mail:


Please do get in touch before your first visit.  Your e-mail is confidential and you haven't got to say or write anything that you are uncomfortable with.  E-mails are read only by the facilitators.

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