Managing Hoarding During times of Covid
The impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, physical distancing and isolation can make us feel anxious, stressed and worried. For people with hoarding disorder, collecting and saving can suddenly feel more useful but thinking about whether this behaviour is supporting the life you want to live is important to think about.
Below are links to two videos supported by the International OCD foundation and Mutual Support Consulting that explore Hoarding Disorder during this difficult time. The video features world-renowned experts in the area of Hoarding Disorder.
Buried in Treasures:
The Buried In Treasures Program is a self-help action group for people living with hoarding behaviour. The program is world renowned and offers a judgment-free environment. The program encourages individuals to make positive changes to improve their quality of life.
When: New program commencing soon around April 2021 (TBC)
For further information, or to register for the program, please contact Paula or Rosemary from Maroondah City Council Aged and Disability Services on (03) 9294 5729
Share your experience:
The Network is working with the support of Outer East Primary Care Partnership to better understand the experience of people who have hoarding behaviours or are affected by someone else’s hoarding behaviour. We are currently seeking people affected by hoarding behaviour or working to support with people affected by hoarding behaviour to participate in an interview. Please click here for more information.