The Sheffield Mind Magpies service, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, supports people who have difficulties with hoarding. This service was launched early in 2021 and it builds on the foundations of an earlier project which we ran in partnership with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

We are closed to new referrals for our 1:1 support services for the time being as we are at capacity. We are running groups which people can access, details provided below.

When we are in position to accept new referrals for one to one support, we will update the website so do keep an eye on this page.

How Magpies work

Our staff support people to look at lifestyle, explore the reasons that might be behind their hoarding histories and look at ways of changing behaviour. Through one-to-one and group support, people can access practical advice and input to address their home conditions and other difficulties that often accompany hoarding behaviour, such as social isolation.  

In addition, we run Health & Wellbeing Groups, for clients wishing to explore their hoarding behaviours & associated emotions/barriers, over the course of 5 sessions. Click on the image below for details of how to book, no specific referral required.


In addition to our one to the services above, our staff also provide information and advice to individuals who have hoarding concerns and also to local professionals looking for services and practical support. Whilst we do our best to keep the information accurate and periodically check the details we hold on file, we cannot guarantee that everything on the list is up to date.

Click on the links below for further information: 

About the Sheffield Mind Magpies

Links and resources - click on the link above to download information

Magpie Group Support - find out more about our group activities

Service users tell us what the Sheffield Mind Magpies means to them

Service users tell us what the Sheffield Mind Magpies means to them


If you would like to know more about the service, you can call 0114 258 4489 or email [email protected]