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Explains hoarding, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.
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Age UK (England)0800 678 1174 (8am–7pm, 365 days a year)ageuk.org.ukInformation and support for older people, including advice on home safety.
Age Cymru (Wales)0800 0223 444 (8am–7pm, 365 days a year)ageuk.org.uk/cymruInformation and support for older people, including advice on home safety.
British Psychological Society (BPS)bps.org.ukPublishes information on mental health problems including hoarding.
Help for Hoardershelpforhoarders.co.ukHelp for people experiencing hoarding and their families, including support groups and an online forum.
Hoarding Disorders UKhoardingdisordersuk.orgSupport for people affected by hoarding, including support groups.
Hoarding UKhoardinguk.orgSupport for people affected by hoarding, including support groups.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)nice.org.ukProduces clinical guidelines on recommended treatments for different conditions.
NHS Choicesnhs.ukProvides information on a wide range of health and social care topics.
OCD Action0845 390 6232ocdaction.org.ukInformation and support for people experiencing hoarding and their families, including support groups.
Rainbow Redrainbowred.co.ukProvides an ice breaker form for people wanting to seek help with hoarding.
Samaritans116 123 (freephone)[email protected]samaritans.orgFreepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJKPO Box 90 90Stirling FK8 2SA24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.
The Silver Line0800 4 70 80 90 (freephone)thesilverline.org.ukProvides support, information, advice and friendship to older people (over the age of 55) who may feel lonely or isolated. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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