Raising Awareness Around Hoarding Behaviours

The behaviours which characterise hoarding are the acquiring of too many possessions and difficulty getting rid of them when they are no longer useful or needed. These behaviours can lead to clutter and disorganisation and threaten a persons health and safety, and lead to significant distress.

This course will help you to explore the range of experiences that people who hoard may face, explain why they do it and displace some of the myths surrounding hoarding. It will also show you how to support people who hoard to lessen their anxiety and support their health and sense of wellbeing.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Have an understanding of what hoarding is
  • Appreciate the range of different experiences people who hoard will have
  • Be aware of some of the stigma associated with hoarding
  • Understand how hoarding behaviour can make people feel
  • Know some of the myths and misconceptions that are associated with hoarding
  • Understand some of the reasons why people may hoard
  • Know what is helpful and unhelpful to people who have experience of hoarding
  • Look at ways to support someone in their recovery journey and overcome some of the challenges they may face
  • Be aware of the support and services available.

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