Caerphilly Council Supporting People
Holistic Hoarding is delighted to have partnered up with Caerphilly County Borough Council's Supporting People Team who have commissioned a one year project to sustain tenancies for those who may be hoarding. This will include direct work with tenants around their relationship with possessions, rolling out the Trauma-Informed Approaches Training to a cross-section of staff across the Borough, and working alongside the Floating Support Team and other organisations to ensure that individuals are safe in their homes. For more information, please get in touch with the Supporting People Team, or Kayley directly.
The NHS Recovery College
The Cardiff and Vale NHS Recovery & Wellbeing College provides free courses on a range of mental health and wellbeing topics - available to people who are currently using or have used mental health services, their carers, all Health Board staff, or individuals working in mental health in the Local Authority and Charitable Sector. Underpinned by the principles of recovery and co-production, all of the courses provided are co-produced by people with lived experience of mental health issues and mental health services. Holistic Hoarding has recently had the opportunity to co-produce the Understanding Hoarding Course for the Recovery College, which was led by the expertise of a trainer with lived experience of what it means to hoard, and what strategies could actually work on a personal level for people. The Recovery College are due to publish their Spring Prospectus - the upcoming courses look fantastic and are a brilliant resource for those looking to gain further knowledge around mental health and wellbeing.
"Hoarding isn't about how much stuff someone has, it's about how they process those things."
Matt Paxton, Author "The Secret Lives of Hoarders"