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MHAPS Theme Talk for March 2017: Hoarding clutter and disorganised living

Wednesday, March 15, 2017   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: seminar, mental health

Mental Health Advocacy Peer SupportSaving stuff in moderation against a possible future need is considered normal maybe even wise and at worst perhaps eccentric.

Hoarding however can’t be chalked up to eccentricity or a ‘character flaw,’ - it’s more serious and harder to control than that. An otherwise healthy impulse can go too far and develop into a clinical disorder.

Date and Time: Wednesday 29th March 2017, from 6 to 7.30pm
Location: MHAPS (826 Colombo Street - corner with Peterborough Street)
Cost: Gold coin donation.

In this talk Juliet MacLeod from the Canterbury DHB Anxiety Disorders Service will discuss:

  • How might just ‘disorganised living’ with some clutter become compulsive hoarding?
  • Is this a gradual process - or does it come on suddenly?
  • Is there a link between clutter and hoarding and factors such as age, experience of trauma, sudden change or time of life?
  • What are the warning signs that your life, or that of a loved one, may be at risk of becoming dysfunctional in this regard?
  • What’s the real harm in hoarding anyway?
  • What can be done to break out of hoarding behaviours?
  • Who is there to help us?

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