The founder of Hoarding Disorders UK says that since March, the organisation’s helpline has seen a spike in calls. Around two to five per cent of Brits are thought to be hoarders to some degree.
In times of crisis, stocking up on essentials is normal human behaviour.
But for around 1.2 million Brits, hoarding items is a serious issue, linked to anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
And for many sufferers, the lockdown has exacerbated the problem because staying at home means there is nowhere to hide from the clutter.
Jo Cooke, founder of Hoarding Disorders UK, says that since March, the organisation’s helpline has seen a spike in calls.
But what exactly is hoarding and what can be done to stop it?
Remember, if you or someone you know is suffering from hoarding, you can contact us at www.facebook.com/CloudsEndCIC for help.
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