Mrs S

Mrs S

Mrs S came to one of our support groups very anxious and ashamed as many are when they first arrive. She participated in all the exercises and practised mindfulness, this helped her to have more mental clarity and to learn to listen to her self-talk. She tried the

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Mr T

Mr T

Mr T had mild learning disabilities, he worked in a charity shop which he enjoyed but it encouraged him to bring home perhaps more than he needed. Over a period of years he had filled most of the space in his 1 bed flat. After several months

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Hoarder admits it’s time for a tidy up after 30 years

Hoarder admits it’s time for a tidy up after 30 years

Time to tidy up? One of Britain’s biggest hoarders has admitted it’s time to finally tidy up — as his daughter is getting married. Eccentric Arthur Watson, 69, has been collecting everything from old newspapers to bicycles for more than 30 years. Every room in his small

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Miss A

Miss A lived alone in a single flat which had become hoarded over at least 10 years. She had started hoarding because her best friend, who lived in a similar flat, was murdered in her own home. Miss A didn’t realise that this was the trigger but

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Miss S

Miss S was a mother of 2 young children who, at the time of referral, had been removed from the property as it was deemed unfit for them to live in. ​ Miss S was very anxious and very ashamed and very frightened but was also very

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What’s Causing the Rise of Hoarding Disorder?

What’s Causing the Rise of Hoarding Disorder?

Rise of Hoarding The rise of hoarding is something we need to find the cause of because it is a growing issue. Certainly TV doesn’t need to do much to sensationalise hoarding. Like rubberneckers at a traffic accident, we gaze in horror at “goat paths” hacked between

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Why it pays to organise and declutter your digital life

Why it pays to organise and declutter your digital life

Digital Hoarding Our digital lives are increasing and expanding day by day. I’m sure we all have an email account with a few thousand emails and pictures on our phones totalling similar numbers. With the storage capacity of our devices increasing with every upgrade and cloud storage

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Self Storage – The people with more stuff than they have room for

Self Storage - The people with more stuff than they have room for

The rise of self storage Self storage has soared in popularity recently as people are cramming more stuff into smaller places. As the prices for housing soars it is becoming increasingly difficult to get decent living space. For some people the solution is self storage. While it’s

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How ADHD can link to hoarding and tips for living with hoarding

How ADHD can link to hoarding and tips for living with hoarding

ADD & ADHD Research shows that while many people who are compulsive hoarders have attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD), the reverse is not true. People with ADD are not typically hoarders. Nor are they on some kind of disorganisation spectrum that ends up in the mental

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I’m a hoarder and I’m glad that it has been classified as a mental health disorder

I’m a hoarder and I’m glad that it has been classified as a mental health disorder

Hoarding classified The World Health Organisation, WHO, has recently announced that hoarding has been classified as a mental disorder. This has had particular impact for one woman, Laura Horton, who is glad that hoarding has finally been given this classification. Now that hoarding has been officially classified

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