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.

How Magpies works

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.  

As well as providing one to one and group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and support in the home and community, staff run Health & Wellbeing Groups, for clients wishing to explore their hoarding behaviour and the associated emotions/barriers to dealing with the practical issues that result. 

In addition to our 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. 

One to One Support Referral Process

Unfortunately we are not able to accept referrals for one-to-one hoarding support at the moment. 

Group Support 

Our groups provide a safe and supportive space in which to share experiences, gain wider awareness and get support from people with lived experience. Friends & family are welcome to attend the session, so they are able to broaden their awareness and increase their understanding of hoarding.

Group sessions dates are below, click image to enlarge:

Booking is not essential but it's helpful to know who to expect (and how many biscuits we need to buy!)  so if you are planning on attending, please let the team know by calling 0114 258 4489 or emailing  [email protected]

Helpful Information

In addition to the services listed above, our staff also provide brief 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 our information accurate and 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

 

Client Testimonials

Click on the links below to hear first hand from service users, what the Magpies have meant to them: 

Alice

Molly

Jimmy

You can also find out more about hoarding on the Mind website. For more information, click here