A teenager is using her mental health diagnosis to help others by starting her own business. 

Aleah Rumbelow from Great Plumstead has launched a cleaning company called The OCD Cleaner.

The 17-year-old was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) when she was 14 and believes her experiences can aid others who struggle to keep a clean home.

Eastern Daily Press: She was diagnosed with OCD at the age of 14She was diagnosed with OCD at the age of 14 (Image: Aleah Rumbelow)

"Obviously everyone with OCD has a different experience but for me, it appears as perfectionism and cleaning," she said.

"My OCD is very much based in my own environment so it doesn't affect me when I'm in someone else's space.

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"Because of this, my absolute dream is to work with people who are hoarding and finding it difficult to clean."

Miss Rumbelow hopes sharing her story will be a comfort to others in a similar situation after spending her teenage years struggling at school and feeling isolated by people who did not understand.

Eastern Daily Press: Aleah said she struggled at school due to her diagnosisAleah said she struggled at school due to her diagnosis (Image: Aleah Rumbelow)

"It was very difficult at school so I left early and never finished," she said.

"I tried to go back to college but found it really hard.

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"I just hope that my new business can help make a difference to others who are suffering and don't know where to turn for help.

"Some people have strange attitudes towards mental health - there's still a stigma - but it's a part of my life and who I am so I might as well embrace it."
Eastern Daily Press: She can be contacted via The OCD Cleaner websiteShe can be contacted via The OCD Cleaner website (Image: Aleah Rumbelow)

Miss Rumbelow is based in Great Plumstead but would be willing to travel to the Wroxham and Stalham areas.

Any interested clients can get in touch via The OCD Cleaner website and prices start at around £20 per hour.