Our Courses

Humberside, Southwark, Leeds, Watford, Chelmsford, Essex, Nottingham, Isle of Wight, Haringey, Hillingdon, Bromley, Croydon, Hammersmith, Kensington, Lambeth, Merton, Newham, Waltham Forest, Westminster, City of London, Bedford, Bournemouth, Bucks, Cambridge, Derby, Gloucester, Hereford, Leicester, Lincoln, Luton, Middlesex, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Warwick, Antrim, Scotland.


Full-Day Courses

We have four 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.


Half-Day Courses

We offer four 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).


Individual Courses

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.



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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all our Courses

We have collated all of our Half-Day and
Full-Day training programmes
onto 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.

Our Experts


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

Megan Karnes

Chair & Director HoardingUK - Trainer


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

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

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.



“Very inspiring training. Wonderful. Thank you very much, HoardingUK are doing fantastic work.”

“I really enjoyed the training and the openness; knowledge and passion brought the topic to life.”

“The trainer’s knowledge and sensitivity to the subject was much appreciated.”

“I now have a clearer more understandable insight into hoarding. I will definitely reflect on this training day for many years to come.”

“I feel I can take on the world.”

“I am excited to take what I have learnt to help develop our organisation’s protocol with hoarding.”

“I will certainly be using the HoardingUK website for more information”.

“Training was very informative and provided us with a lot of skills and knowledge. Expectations where exceeded”.

“Probably the most interesting training course I have ever attended. My knowledge of hoarding has gone from zero to 10 in one day, just fantastic.”

“I found it inspiring and insightful and the passion from the trainer was tangible.”

“Excellent course needs to be spread wider in communities and organisations.”

Gratefully funded by

Garfield Weston Foundation
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Virgin Media O2

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