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 16-week 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: The next program will commence 12 October 2020.
Where: Due to Covid restrictions the course will be conducted online.
Cost: No cost for the program, however each participant needs to purchase their own copy of the Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving and Hoarding (Oxford University Press, 2013) prior to commencement. The cost of the book is approximately $25.
For further information, or to register for the program, please contact Maroondah Council’s Aged & Disability Department or Mind Australia:
Phone: Paula or Rosemary on (03) 9294 5729
Phone: Jenny 0436 287 167