This year, the World Health Organisation will publish a revised edition of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), which will include Hoarding Disorder as a distinct mental health condition.

The International Hoarding, Health & Housing Conference will delve into this complex condition and its related issues, and explore evidence-based treatments and interventions.
Frost is an internationally recognised expert on obsessive-compulsive disorder and hoarding disorder, and author of more than 170 articles and 6 books.

Other speakers include:

  • Joanna Cherry QC MP
  • Dr Stuart Whomsley, NHS clinical psychologist and co-author of the British Psychological Society guidelines “A psychological perspective on hoarding”
  • Mike Flynn MBE, Chief Superintendent, SSPCA
  • Zhan McIntyre, Policy Lead, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • Fraser Kelly, Chief Executive, Waverley Housing
Facts and figures:
  • An estimated 4-6% of the population are affected by hoarding issues
  • Hoarding affects people from all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds
  • Hoarding Disorder is a complex mental health condition
  • The relapse rate following an enforced clear-out is 97%
  • Estimated cost of house clearance and repairs is around £35,000 – £50,000
  • Severely cluttered homes can represent fire, health and safety risks


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  • Event Location
    Edinburgh Corn Exchange
  • Event Date
    04/10/2018 8:00 am
  • Event End Date
    04/10/2018 3:00 pm