We look at potential risks and consider multi-agency approaches to working with people who hoard.

In this course we aim to give students an understanding about what hoarding is and how it may develop.  We look at the potential risks that hoarding can present both to the hoarder and the people around them.  The course also considers multi-agency approaches to working with people who hoard.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • Be able to give a definition of hoarding and its general characteristics
  • Be able to recognise when someone has a problem and the risks it can present
  • Be made aware of services and other sources of help

Course structure

Weekly sessions for up to 5 weeks

Aimed at

Anyone with mental health challenges, particularly with regard to a hoarding habit.  Supporters and carers are also welcome to apply.