MHT17 –  Hoarding Training from the UK’s experts.

Mental Health Training is one of the UK’s leading experts in this complex field of psychology, psychiatry and abnormal behaviour. This unique evidence-based workshop offers a clearer understanding of the science and supports individuals and teams to better-understand the challenges and delivering more effective treatments / solutions. 

Hoarding and self-neglect can be a complex area of science for the undertrained. Whilst Hoarding Disorder is now recognised as a diagnosis, its associated comorbidities and defensive behaviours can be complex and challenging.

The workshop supports social care, social housing, emergency services, environmental health, charities, community mental health teams and primary / secondary care practitioners with better knowledge and range of skills to motivate, support and treat individuals that hoard with greater insight and efficiency. This workshop offers an in-depth overview of hoarding behaviours and self neglect in general. It also supports individuals and organisations involved in the management of individuals that present with hoarding by offering solutions and treatment models.

This workshop includes:

  • Overview of the behavioural psychology and psychiatry of hoarding;
  • The neurology of hoarding behaviours and its relationship with mental disorder;
  • The psychology and psychiatry  of Self Neglect – a clearer understanding of this complex area of human behaviour;
  • Recognising a potential wide-range of psychiatric / mental health presentations that may be causal to the hoarding behaviour;
  • Improved risk assessments;
  • The treatment model;
  • Human Rights & Capacity legislation in relation to Hoarding Behaviours;
  • The GP, Primary Care & The NICE Guidelines? How can you signpost and support individuals through this process.
  • Safeguarding advice and policy development;
  • Why  interventions often fail, or are counterproductive – Understanding Reactance Theory the ‘backfire effect’ and how to tailor communications carefully to improve outcomes;
  • Motivational Interviewing Interventions. How to work with people that hoard – general case management;
  • Multi-Agency management and communicating with other agencies;
  • Hoarding from the perspective of Environmental health & Possible Legal Remedies including The Public Health Act and other legislation relevant to the management of hoarding.



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