Our Hoarding Training

HoardingUK works with organisations to make our training affordable, relevant and empowering.  If you would like more information, please email HUKTRAINING

Half-Day Modules | Hoarding UK

Half-Day Programmes

We offer three types of half-day training courses designed to help you understand hoarding disorder and includes our practical positive engagement techniques.

We also offer discounts if you would like two half-day training sessions in one day (AM/PM).

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Half-Day Modules | Hoarding UK

Full-Day Programmes

We have six types of full-day training courses; Choice and Control in Hoarding Behaviour, Motivational Interviewing for Hoarding Behaviour, Cognitive Behavioural Treatment, Support and Systemic Models, Recovery College Model and Support Group Development Programme.

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Training for Individuals | Hoarding UK

Programmes for Individuals

Our programmes are designed to be an educational, interactive and empowering in a way that works to positively impact participants’ active client work and improve outcomes for people who hoard as well as the professionals and others who engage with them.

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User Engagement Models | Hoarding UK

User Engagement Models

We have a Recovery College Model that is useful for people affected by hoarding behaviours as well as professionals. We also run a Support Group Development Programme which takes place once a month for six months. This course includes all the aspects of two-day training.

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Our Full Training Programmes (for printing) | Hoarding UK

All Training Programmes (for printing)

We have collated all of our Half-Day and Full-Day training programmes on to one page. This list view makes it easier for you to compare programmes and what each one covers, as well as providing a print friendly page that can be used as an overview brochure.

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All of our training is designed to be an educational, interactive and empowering working to positively impact participant’s active client work and improve outcomes for people who hoard as well as the professionals and others who engage with them.

Target Audience
Our courses are largely designed for professionals who work with people who hoard.  Practitioners are encouraged bring their current hoarding related work to sessions which ensures the day is integrated into practice. Our Recovery College and Support Group development training engage people with hoarding behaviour.

Trainer Information


Megan Karnes  (Overview of Hoarding Training) Director HoardingUK, Director Mental Health Consultancy UK, Counsellor BA (Hons), Dip. Clinical Supervision and Consultancy, Prim. Cert CBT, National Advocacy Qualification, Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA), Independent Capacity Advocate(IMCA), Registered MBACP

Lee Markwick  (Retired Fire Officer & NHS Mental Health & Safety Officer) – Trainer
Lee has a very pragmatic approach to challenging the perception, and managing the risk of hoarding and clutter.  He has worked with many Partner Agencies on making people safer inside and outside their homes.

Julie Wilson  (Housing Officer Training) – Trainer HoardingUK
Julie led Hoarding Awareness Week on behalf of Pan London Hoarding Taskforce (PLHT). Julie has been providing Hoarding training for internal staff and contractors at Optivo (formerly Amicus Horizon) since 2014 and has presented at Housemark’s Tenancy Sustainability Training to Anti-social Behaviour Clubs as well as to Fire And Rescue Services.

Our feedback is probably the best way to discuss the impact:

Specific, real examples…[from a] very knowledgeable trainer…all aspects very informative.

All of the day was amazing!

Megan was very knowledgeable and very useful.

The energy and passion Julie has for the subject is infectious!

Most useful:

How to engage positively with hoarders and provide a structure.”

Identifying tendencies in one’s self.

Excellent facilitator.”

Every aspect of the training was invaluable.”

Excellent facilitator.”

Every aspect of the training was invaluable.”

We are able to write letters, make calls and work to bring professionals and people who
deal with hoarding behaviours to find a way forward.  Please get in touch by letter, phone or email.


Suite 103
Davina House
137-149 Goswell Road
London EC1V 7ET

T: 020 3239 1600

Office hours:  10:00-17:00 Monday-Friday

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