"As Good as it Gets" OCD Support Group
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Saskatoon OCD Support Group has a web page for the
OCD Support Group that dates back to early 2001. The meeting dates
are wrong, but the people to contact are correct. In
June 2007, the group sent me up-to-date information
on itself, which I'm posting here. I'm not associated with the support
group (I live in the USA), so please don't E-mail me for directions to
We are a Regina-based self-help, volunteer organization providing mutual
support and education to individuals, family members and friends seeking
assistance with personal and family management of Obsessive Compulsive
We meet on the second Monday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the
Al Ritchie Health Action Centre, 325 Victoria Ave. in Regina. If the
second Monday of the month is a holiday, we meet on the third Monday. In
the week preceding each meeting there are announcements in the Regina Sun
or Leader Post "What's On?" sections, and on the
City of Regina "Events"
Our "home", the Al Ritchie Health Action Centre, is a community-based,
wheelchair accessible facility of the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region
(RQHR). The center is located across the street from the "Vac Shack" and
"Robin's Donuts" near the intersection of Victoria and Arcola Avenues. The
Centre can easily be reached by bus, and parking is available on the street
Our group has met formally since January 1998, and continues to collect,
share and loan resources - books, websites, videos, cassettes, and reports -
on OCD and related anxiety disorders. We also have links with other
organizations and researchers involved in investigating and treating OCD,
OCHD (Obsessive Compulsive Hoarding Disorder), and associated conditions.
Annual membership, for those wishing to join after attending three
meetings, is $10.00 for individuals, $15.00 for families. The fees cover
basic costs of information packages, postage, refreshments, and occasional
book purchases. In-kind support is provided by the Al Ritchie Health
Action Centre, and by guest speakers willing to share their time and
knowledge with us from time to time. Donations are welcome.
Protection of privacy and confidentiality is a high priority for us. We
both promise and ask this of all who discuss issues with us in individual
contacts, telephone calls or meetings. While we do not provide therapy, we
can and do refer individuals to counseling services and other
health-related resources upon request.
We invite you to join us and to bring a partner, family member or friend to
share in learning about ways of managing OCD effectively. If you would
like more details about our group call Judith (789-6830), Brian (545-0174),
or Angela (525-4199). For information about specific guest sessions,
please e-mail our Secretary at "leanne.toth AT accesscomm DOT ca"
(replace "AT" by "@" and "DOT" by a period for the correct E-mail address).