Sometimes finding other people in the same situation can help you deal with issues or assist a person to reach a point where their condition is manageable and does not pose risks to the health and safety of themselves and those around them.

Support groups provide the opportunity for people with similar conditions or in a similar situation to meet regularly to discuss and share their experiences, their problems and their strategies for coping. Hearing from and sharing with other people can be very helpful.

Your GP, psychologist or case worker may be able to recommend support groups that would be suitable for those with hoarding syndrome and their family and friends.

Online support groups or forums can be a good place to start conversations.

Online groups