New March 27 Start for ‘Family As Motivators’ Hoarding Support Group

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200391849-001-56a792533df78cf772973e6c support groupThe start date for the upcoming ‘Family As Motivators’ 10-week support group for those who care for someone with Hoarding Disorder has been re-scheduled to Monday 27 March, and there are still places available. If you know someone who is living with and/or caring for someone who has Hoarding Disorder, this new 10-week support group – which will take place at our Gordon centre, on Mondays from 11 am to 1 pm – may help them immeasurably.

“Families are often at their wits’ end not knowing what to do, where to go and how to access experts to get advice how to manage the situation,” says Professor Michael Kyrios, Clinical Psychologist,  Director of the Research School of Psychology at the ANU, and President of the Australian Psychological Society.

Explains Simone Isemann, Lifeline H2H Clinical Services Manager and co-facilitator of this group, “If you are a close friend or family member who is caring for someone living with Hoarding Disorder, doing so can be very physically and emotionally demanding. For most families, this is a whole new, uncharted area of experience. Where do you go for sound advice, guidance, specialist knowledge, and information you can trust? And where do you turn, when you yourself need some form of emotional or psychological support?

“This new support group program will be an important step forward to providing better help and support for people in our local area who are caring for someone living with Hoarding Disorder.”

The cost of the group is covered by Mental Health Care Plan or ATAP referral from your GP. Anyone interested in participated should email appointments@lifelineh2h.org.au or call us on 02 9498 8805.

Click here for more information, and here to listen to an interesting ABC National ‘All In The Mind’ program on Hoarding Disorder.