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#TAPlectures: Hoarding behaviours, the Care Act, and advocacy

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#TAPLectures

At The Advocacy Project, we invite renowned national experts to give talks on topical issues. The lectures are open to our staff, service users and partners – and anyone who’s interested and would like to join us. The session includes time for questions and discussion.

Hoarding behaviours, the Care Act, and advocacy: lecture with Megan Karnes

Megan Karnes, director of HoardingUK, will talk about hoarding behaviours in relation to mental health, wellbeing, risk, legal issues and support. The session will be participative; you'll be invited to think about practical examples and consider cases you may have come across in your present work or life situation.

Megan Karnes is the founder and director of HoardingUK, and a qualified counsellor and advocate with 13 years experience of supporting people who compulsively hoard. She previously ran a national charity for people who experience Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. During that time she supported people who hoard, and discovered hoarding stood out as an area of mental health in which discriminatory practice was common - people who were dealing with hoarding tendencies were getting all the backlash and none of the support.

HoardingUK is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to supporting people affected by hoarding behaviours. It's aim is to empower individuals experiencing hoarding behaviours to achieve spatial and personal change to improve their health and wellbeing. It helps thousands of people each year through its national helpline, award-nominated psychological support groups, one-to-one in-home support service; benefits advice service and a national training programme for professionals and organisations.

Previous speakers have included:

Polly Mackenzie, Money and Mental Health Institute
Adam Wagner, human rights barrister at One Crown Office Row
Professor Diana Rose, King’s College
Bill Tiplady, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at CNWL NHS Foundation Trust
Mark Hooper, Director of Deaf Positives Action
Professor Luke Clements, Cerebra Professor of Law at University of Leeds
Dr Dele Olajide, Medical Director from the South London and Maudsley

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