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Save the dateJuly 13, 202309:30 - 13:00 GMT+10
Contact Person: Ahi Team
Event Details
Event Details

This workshop is designed to raise awareness of hoarding and squalor and provides some practical guidance on best practice responses.

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Course Outline
Course Outline

Since the publication of DSM5, Hoarding Disorder has been classified as a diagnosable mental illness. In some cases it can lead to situations where a person is living in squalor. This behaviour causes problems that are of concern to a wide range of organisations and services including housing services, community health agencies, environmental health agencies, the fire services, police, animal protection agencies and more.

At the completion of this Workshop you should be able to:

  • Define hoarding
  • Describe why people hoard
  • Describe the psychology behind hoarding
  • Identify hoarding and squalor triggers and signposts
  • Identify dangers and minimise risk
  • Establish and maintain positive and productive relationships
  • Use accepted tools and techniques

Delivery format

  • A 3.5-hour online workshop sessions via Zoom
  • Participants need access to PC/Laptop with speakers, microphone and webcam

Who should attend:

This workshop is suitable for any front-line staff.

  • Ian Goodhardt (Goodhardt Consulting)

    Ian Goodhardt

    Goodhardt Consulting

Ian has run his private practice Goodhardt Consulting for over thirty years, offering counselling as well as conflict resolution services and in recent years more and more training in areas such as mental health, conflict resolution skills, hoarding & squalor and trauma informed practice. 

His clients range for multi-national companies to small not-for-profits and he has extensive experience providing training to the housing sector.