Hoarding disorder is the excessive and compulsive acquisition of items, and a persistent difficulty in letting go of possessions because of a perceived need or desire to save them. It becomes a significant problem when the amount of clutter in a person’s home interferes with their everyday living: affecting their health, safety and wellbeing.
We have developed a learning programme for practitioners that is accredited by The Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland.
“Great trainers – loads of useful tips.”
“Trainers are very knowledgeable and made the course really interesting and enjoyable.”
Our learning programme consists of:
founder of Life-Pod
Extreme clutter and hoarding is much more common than people realise. An estimated 4-6% of the population is affected by hoarding issues; potentially 1 in 20 people in Scotland. Hoarding affects people from all socio, economic and ethnic backgrounds and is a complex co-morbid mental health condition.
Having spent the past 6 years helping people who live in severely cluttered homes. I know how important it is that they are aided by someone who understands the complexities of clutter and hoarding.
Hoarding behaviours usually starts in childhood and can be exacerbated by co-morbid health issues and traumatic life events. If not treated properly, hoarding gets worse with age and often leads to loneliness and isolation.
I set up Life-Pod in 2012 to support those who suffer from this complex condition and to raise awareness and offer training to frontline practitioners.
International Conference 2018:
Hoarding, Health & Housing
Thursday 4 th October, Edinburgh
Our innovative, easy-to-use app is designed to help people to reduce compulsive buying.
Key features include:
- Setting motivational goals
- Developing strategies to keep on track
- Record details of purchases – what, when and how much
- Ability to download and email journal entries
Download it now – it’s FREE!