BiTA ~ Buried in Treasures AUSTRALIA: HOARDING Peer Support Group

Support Group
Contact: Irene Bollerman
Phone: 0418750477

Meeting Information:

Venue: Facebook
Meeting day and time: ongoing
Open To: *AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS* experiencing challenges around excessive acquiring, saving and hoarding behaviours
Fee: online donation if able

BiTA – Buried in Treasures AUSTRALIA – HOARDING Peer Support Facebook Group.

Based on the audio /book *Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding* by Frost, Steketee & Tolin.

Aim: to grow a support community that is ..
. specific to Australia and our unique
> support schemes (eg: NDIS, Medicare)
> LGA rules, regulations & polices (Local Government Agencies);
> support agencies and services;
. guided by leading-edge scientific research & data (as per Frost, Steketee & Tolin and other sector leaders)
. free to join
. peer led and managed
. local
. a combination of online / in-person
. practical
. affordable
. readily accessible, and – above all –
. trauma-informed &
. empathically understanding!

Note: we do *not* endorse the ‘scoop & dump’ / ‘muscle & some trucks’ approach of managing hoarding; but rather an approach based on managing underpinning psychological drivers for hoarding. We take a person-centric approach versus a ‘house-centric’ one.

Open *ONLY* to current *AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS* to allow facilitation of in-person connection to LOCAL, IN-PERSON de-CLUTTER-BUDDIES with whom to do time/energy swaps.