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New course for people with hoarding tendencies

Published on:


November 2016

Clackmannanshire Healthier Lives is running a course on hoarding behaviours for people who have issues surrounding hoarding tendencies. The course will look at a number of ways to deal with this issue using cognitive behaviour therapies.

Hoarding is the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value. The behaviour usually has deleterious effects - emotional, physical, social, financial, and even legal - for a hoarder and family members.

Hoarding can prevent typical uses of space, enough so that it can limit activities such as cooking, cleaning, moving through the house, and sleeping. It could also potentially put the individual and others at risk of causing fires, falling, poor sanitation, and other health concerns.

This new course is the only one currently available in Scotland. It will run one day a week for 10 weeks and will start on 12th January 2017. Each session will be two and a half hours long. There is no cost to this course.

For more details please call Hazel Kerr, Health and Personal Development Officer with Clackmannanshire Healthier Lives on 07791 537 885.