OCD Ottawa – A Peer-Based Support Network
Providing Support & Guidance with Resources & Treatment for OCD

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Our Support Groups

OCD Support Group:  Self-Help Group for Someone with OCD (Ages 18+)
2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:30-10pm
Contact: info@ocdottawa.com

OCD Teen/Young Adult Group: For Someone with OCD (Ages 13-24)
1st Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm
Contact: barb@ocdottawa.com

OCD Family Support Group: Open to ALL (Family/Supporters/Someone with OCD)
Professional Guidance  ~  Information Sessions  ~  Speakers with Lived Experience
3rd Wednesday of the month, 7-9:30pm
Contact: barb@ocdottawa.com

* Meetings are subject to change please confirm with facilitators

Meeting Location and further information – Click – MEETINGS
Links to Care & Resources – Click – RESOURCES-TREATMENT
Online – OCD Support Groups & Websites – Click – ONLINE

* Donations to help with Charity Development & Purposes appreciated *
(contributions can be given at support meetings)

Quick Links

International OCD Foundation – Treatment, Resources, Research, Booklist
What You Need To Know About OCD Booklet – IOCDF

IOCDF Annual Conference – 2018 – Washington, DC – July 27-29
To learn more – www.ocd2018.org

Tips for Finding Your Best Treatment Provider

Listing of Mental Health Resources for OCD – Ottawa area – ementalhealth.ca

Listing of Mental Health Resources – Ottawa area – ementalhealth.ca
Walk-In Clinics  ~  Community Service Centres  ~  Private Psychologists

Sudden & Severe Onset OCD – PANS/PANDAS
Infectious Trigger implicated (Strep, Lyme, Other).  Inform yourself & advocate strongly for antibiotics at the outset of illness.  See Treatment for links to resources and to learn about treatment protocol.

Mental Health Caregiver Guide
A national resource for Canadian caregivers of children, youth, adults, and older adults facing mental illness or experiencing mental health challenges.

Local Support Groups

PLEO (Parent Lifelines of Eastern Ontario) HELPLINE (613) 321-3211 – System Navigation
A non-profit family support organization for parents and caregivers whose children to age 24 are dealing with mental health and/or addiction challenges.  Multiple Support Group locations.

PSO (Psychiatric Survivors Ottawa) – Peer & Family Peer Support, Education, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Community.

The Oasis in Kanata  –  For Caregivers of people with mental illness
Information Session  ~  Workshops  ~  Courses  ~  Support Sessions

The Royal – Mental Health Care – Family Information and Support Groups. Anyone may attend – you do not need to be a client/patient of the Royal.  Also, Information Sessions. 

MICA – Mental Illness Caregivers Association – Assisting caregivers and their family members manage the effects of serious and persistent mental illness and/or addictions through education, guidance and support including how to navigate the mental health and/or addiction systems.

NAMI Family to Family Educational course designed for family members of someone diagnosed with a mental illness – skill training, self-care, emotional support and empowerment.
Support Meetings (Orleans) –  Family/Supporters – 3rd Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m.
Contact: Madeleine Bertrand – f2fontario@bell.net

Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder – Education & Support for relatives of people with BPD.  Family Connections program.


Information provided on this website is for information purposes only and should not replace medical advice.
Seek out professionals with specific expertise and training in treating OCD & PANS/PANDAS.