About Overeaters Anonymous

OA welcomes everybody

OA’s Unity and Diversity Policy respects our differences, yet unites us in the solution to our common problem. You are welcome at our meetings, regardless of race, creed, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other attribute.

The only requirement to be a member of OA is a desire to stop eating compulsively. Together we get better.

About OA

Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.

There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.

Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviours and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.

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For more information about OA in the United Kingdom and Worldwide, please click on

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What to expect at an OA UK meeting?


OA Meetings - Find a Meeting 

You can search for individual meetings face to face, vitual or hybrid on oagb.org.uk

oa.org/find-a-meeting (Worldwide meetings)

You will find a warm welcome at an OA meeting, if you want to speak to someone before attending a specific meeting, the contact details are attached to each meeting on the oagb.org.uk site.

South Coast Intergroup area contact details can be found on our contact page.