Hoarding

Explains hoarding, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Your stories

I'm a hoarder...

Kate talks about her journey with hoarding, what triggered it and how she got support.


Posted on 19/10/2017

Dealing with intrusive thoughts

Amber blogs about how her OCD can came in the form of intrusive thoughts and how she deals with it.

Amber
Posted on 06/08/2018

Life after losing my husband

Christine talks about caring for husband for 18 years and having to move and how she helped herself.

Christine
Posted on 26/01/2018

Useful contacts

Who else could help?

Age UK (England)
0800 678 1174 (8am–7pm, 365 days a year)
ageuk.org.uk
Information 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/cymru
Information and support for older people, including advice on home safety.

British Psychological Society (BPS)
bps.org.uk
Publishes information on mental health problems including hoarding.

Help for Hoarders
helpforhoarders.co.uk
Help for people experiencing hoarding and their families, including support groups and an online forum.

Hoarding Disorders UK
hoardingdisordersuk.org
Support for people affected by hoarding, including support groups.

Hoarding UK
hoardinguk.org
Support for people affected by hoarding, including support groups.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
nice.org.uk

Produces clinical guidelines on recommended treatments for different conditions.

NHS Choices
nhs.uk
Provides information on a wide range of health and social care topics.

OCD Action
0845 390 6232
ocdaction.org.uk
Information and support for people experiencing hoarding and their families, including support groups.

Rainbow Red
rainbowred.co.uk
Provides an ice breaker form for people wanting to seek help with hoarding.

Samaritans
116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
samaritans.org
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.

The Silver Line
0800 4 70 80 90 (freephone)
thesilverline.org.uk
Provides 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.

 


This information was published in September 2018. We will revise it in 2021.


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