Family As Motivators

A support group for those who care for someone with Hoarding Disorder


“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.”

Professor Michael Kyrios

Clinical Psychologist, Director of the Research School of Psychology at the Australian National University, and President of the Australian Psychological Society

This is a new support group program specifically designed for those who care for someone with Hoarding Disorder.

Over 10 weeks, members of the group learn how to identify when a hoarding habit has become Hoarding Disorder, how to effectively encourage their friend or family member to seek help and treatment, and how to ensure that caring for the person with Hoarding Disorder does not negatively impact their own health and well-being.

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Course Details

Venue: Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Centre, 4 Park Avenue, Gordon, View Directions

Date: The next program, originally scheduled for 12 February – 23 April, will now take place 10th July – 11th September. You can apply to register or ask for more information, by phoning or emailing us via the orange-coloured button below.

Duration: 10 sessions on Tuesdays from 9:00am to 11:00am

Cost: The cost of the group is covered by Mental Health Care Plan referral from your GP (see our Bulk-billed Psychologist Service for more information)

Facilitators: Jeanette Svelha, Amy Dyson and Simone Isemann

To register your interest, email us or call (02) 9498 8805