Professional Organisers come across a lot of stuff – and behind this stuff are often stories, big and small; and emotions, big and small.
Items might trigger a response, clutter might be the symptom of a mental health condition. We come across clients and family members suffering from anxiety, depression, hoarding disorder, OCD and a variety of other illnesses.
Understanding them and knowing how to respond and behave has given me a lot of confidence to continue working in complex and often very emotional environments.
I feel more confident to respond to situations that might present themselves when working with a client in their home
Mental health problems can affect anyone in the community and inaccurate and stigmatising attitudes towards people with mental illness are common. Many people lack the knowledge, skills, and confidence to support a friend, family member or co-worker experiencing a mental health problem.
Encouraging early help-seeking is one way to promote mental health.