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Below are some examples of where we have appeared in newspaper articles, publications, public speaking and radio appearances.
The Yorkshire Post
To mark the beginning of National Hoarding Awareness Week on May 18th 2020, we chose to announce the appointment of Jo Cavalot as a Director and the beginning of Hoarding Disorders UK in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
Jo Cooke featured in Artefact’s November 2019 issue, discussing the reasons why some people develop hoarding tendencies.
The Guardian Articles
As a result of hoarding being recognised as a mental health condition by the World Health Organisation, much has been done in the media to raise awareness of hoarding and reduce the stigma surrounding this complex disorder. Jo Cooke was commissioned by The Guardian to write a piece regarding this new classification.
Feature in the Guardian – how clearing my father’s house inspired me to help hoarders.
A further article Jo Cooke features in emphasising that hoarding is a mental health disorder and not a lifestyle choice.
Featured in iNews – following the WHO hoarding classification.
Take a Break Article
Featured in Take A Break – helping raise hoarding awareness.
The Sunday Times Article
Out and About Article
In November 2018, Jo Cooke was asked to contribute to Helpd‘s blog on how to help an elderly relative on the sensitive issue of hoarding behaviours.
This article provides some really useful information if you are unsure of how to help in this situation.
Mid-morning on BBC Radio Sheffield
Jo Cavalot talked to Paulette to explain a little more about hoarding following the launch of Hoarding Disorders UK in the South Yorkshire area on 29th May 2020.
Mid-morning on BBC Radio Shropshire
Jo Cooke relished the opportunity to explain a little more about those affected by hoarding behaviours to mark the start of National Hoarding Awareness Week on 19th May 2020.
Jane Perrone’s ‘On the Ledge’ Podcast
Jo Cooke was delighted to chat to Jane Perrone about hoarding of house plants and also gave her some practical household tips in her monthly podcast ‘On the Ledge’.
APDO Conference March 2018 Workshop: Understanding how to do more good than harm
Jo Cooke delivered a workshop on hoarding and answered many questions from delegates attending the conference who wanted to know more about hoarding as a mental health disorder.