September 8, 2019

Where To Get Help For Hoarding Disorder

In Australia there are around 1.2 million people who meet the diagnostic (under the Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – DSM-5) for a compulsive hoarding disorder and counting those undiagnosed the estimate is as high as 6% of the population Criteria for a diagnosis include Difficulty discarding items regardless of their actual value A perceived need to save the items and associated distress at the idea of discarding them Clutter that prevents the home being used for its intended purpose. […]
May 3, 2019
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1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they’re concerned about. 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 […]
January 22, 2019

Hiring a PO with NDIS funding

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was initiated by the Australian Government for Australians with a disability, including people with intellectual, physical, sensory and psycho-social disabilities. It creates a managed market for disability services in Australia. The NDIS is established by the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013. The NDIS commenced being rolled out nationally on 1 July 2016 NDIS The NDIS is meant to give participants more control over what services they hire and what providers they work with. […]