Adults in Dorset with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can now access dedicated support using a digital app called OCDnet.

The app offers a practical online programme for the patient to work through, while also providing a chat facility with trained practitioners when needed.

Run by Dorset HealthCare’s Steps to Wellbeing service, OCDnet is a free, confidential service for people aged 18 and over, and is designed to help users manage their condition on a day-to-day basis.

OCD affects people in all walks of life, and can take many forms – the obsessive need some people have to continually wash their hands, for example, which may have been made worse by the spread of COVID-19.

To receive support via OCDnet, you can make a self-referral via the Steps to Wellbeing website. A team member will get in touch to assess which treatment would be most helpful.

To receive free support with OCD, or other mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders, self-refer at