Our Joint Award with The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland
provides a certified learning pathway for hoarding practice.

Introduction to Hoarding (eLearning)

This e-learning module is designed to increase knowledge and to reflect on attitudes about hoarding. It is appropriate for everyone who comes into contact with people who hoard.
The module includes:

  • Definition of hoarding
  • Understanding why people develop a problem with hoarding
  • The mental and physical health conditions that accompany hoarding
  • The impact of hoarding on the individual, the family, services, and society
  • The importance of seeing the person buried beneath the treasures

Our new eLearning module will be available in late Autumn 2018.

Understanding Hoarding

This 2-day course provides an opportunity for participants to reflect on their learning from the e-learning module and to explore the challenges of working with people who hoard.

Participants will become acquainted with evidence-based interventions that promote recovery. This includes understanding the science of behaviour change and the key components of conversations that promote collaboration and behaviour change.

This course is appropriate for people who have little or no specific hoarding training but are working with clients who hoard. Participants will be supported to practice basic skills that will enhance their effectiveness in working with this complex client group.

Engaging With People Who Hoard

This 3-day experiential workshop is designed to build on the knowledge and skills acquired from levels 1 & 2. It covers Motivational Interviewing (MI) as it applies to working with people who hoard. Participants who attend this course would be expected to have a more enhanced role in the care and recovery of this client group.Days 1 & 2 will focus on skills practice of MI techniques and strategies to promote client engagement and change. Day 3 will provide the opportunity to feedback on the application of skills in the participants’ workplace and will follow several weeks after Days 1 & 2.Facilitators will support participants to set a mutually agreed agenda to problem-solve challenges to the application of skills and will guide further skills practice. Participants will be invited to use a reflective practice diary to support their learning.