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Mind in Croydon has been funded by Croydon Council to run a hoarding prevention project.

The purpose of the project is to provide free group counselling sessions to participants, who reside in the Borough of Croydon, in order to help them examine why they collect items that clutter the home and what would it be like to consider letting some of these go.

As part of the project, if participants feel comfortable to do so, they will be introduced to De-Clutter Buddies who will come to your home on invitation and look at what could be done to support you in this decluttering. This offer is for an hour a week. If a client would prefer they can meet the De-Clutter Buddy outside of their home to start with.

This is not a requirement of being in the group, but simply an opportunity in addition to the counselling.

When is it?

Early 2022 (2021 Hoarding Project is full)


To be confirmed. 

Waiting Times

Currently no waiting list but clients wishing to access the group have to be assessed for suitability. We aim to hold the group two-three times per year.


If a client did decide to have a De-Clutter Buddy visit/meet-up, these appointments can be made separately.

Please phone counselling on 020 8763 2064 for more details and/or for an information pack.

Hoarding Project Write Up March 2018

You can see how our service was featured on the BBC News website here.

More information

Mind In Croydon’s counselling service is a primary care level service.  We see clients with mild to moderate levels of problems.

If you wish to find out more about counselling at Mind in Croydon, you can download our counselling leaflet, or refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Confidentiality can be a concern to some people seeking counselling services, and our confidentiality policy is also available for you to download.

If you are contemplating counselling it can be a daunting prospect if you are entering into the unknown, and these resources aim to answer any questions you may have.

More general information about counselling, and how it might benefit you, is available on our counselling page.

You may find that you are eligible for free counselling under Croydon Talking Therapies (IAPT). This is an NHS programme available in England which can provide a range of treatments for various mental health problems. You can find out more about this at the following website: https://slam-iapt.nhs.uk/croydon/welcome-to-croydon-iapt/


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