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How peer support changed my life

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder occurs in around 1.1% of the general population of the UK. Yet my whole childhood and adolescent life, I never crossed paths with anyone who had the same diagnosis.My relationship with OCD has been ever-changing.

It has challenged me, hindered me, isolated me, hurt me and hurt my loved ones. It has also driven me to be more resilient.I have had almost two decades to learn and adapt to my diagnosis.

I know stress is my trigger and I know how dangerously easily I can get stressed. From little things like breakfast to bigger things like weekends away, there's a million thoughts and factors to stress about.

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