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.

Our staff support service users 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.

Please note that there is a high demand for the service and as a result, we are currently not able to accept any referrals to the service for 1-to-1 or CBT support.

Magpie groups.

Our Magpies service also offers a friendly & welcoming group for those who experience difficulty with hoarding behaviours - friends & family also welcome. A safe space to share experiences, gain wider awareness & receive peer support. Or, to just meet other people over tea/coffee & cake!

 The next groups will be held as follows (to continue monthly in 2022, dates to be confirmed);

  • Tuesday, 5 October 2021, from 1pm to 3pm
  • Tuesday, 2 November 2021, from 1pm to 3pm
  • Tuesday, 7 December 2021, from 1pm to 3pm


  • Places are limited & must be booked with us at Sheffield Mind via [email protected] or by calling 0114 258 4489 and leave a message
  • Sessions are subject to Covid secure protocols as far as is possible, with both social distancing, use of a face mask & regular use of hand gel encouraged, though members attend at their own judgement.

 If you would like to know more about the group, or if you have any other queries about the service, you can call 0114 258 4489 or email [email protected]