New Online Program of Buried in Treasures Commencing in August

on the Monday, July 19, 2021

A new series of Catholic Healthcare's popular Buried in Treasures program starts from Monday 30 August 2021, delivered by Home Care’s Hoarding and Squalor team.

Buried in Treasures is a 15-week online program developed to support people who have a tendency to accumulate excessive items or find it difficult to part with them. It is a government funded program open to seniors across NSW*.

It is based on the successful self-help book Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding written by Dr Randy Frost, Dr David Tolin, and Dr Gail Steketee who are among the world’s leading experts in the study and treatment of hoarding disorder.

The topics covered will include:

  • Understanding hoarding and why people collect
  • Motivation and confidence to get started with organising clutter
  • Practical skills and strategies for deciding which items to save, and resisting the temptation to collect more
  • Overcoming feelings of anxiety and/or depression.

One of the features of the program is the opportunity for participants to meet others who understand their tendencies, in a supportive and respectful online private environment. Each participant also receives a copy of the Buried in Treasures book which will be sent to them at the commencement of the course.

Catholic Healthcare is running Buried in Treasures Information Sessions for individuals, families and referrers from 9 August through to 12 August 2021. The online program will kick off on 30 August 2021 where participants can select their desired day to attend the course online.

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