Understanding Stuff
Metro South Brisbane Hoarding and Squalor Forum

Neami National, Greater Metro South Brisbane Partners in Recovery Program and the Brisbane Hoarding and Squalor Working Group are hosting a forum for organisations and individuals working with or concerned for people experiencing hoarding and / or squalor.

The aim is to create an open discussion and build a collaborative response to hoarding and squalor within the Greater Metro South Brisbane Region.

The forum will include

A session presented by Professor John Snowdon, Clinical Professor from the University of Sydney, Psycho-geriatrician Sydney South West Area Health Service and co-author of the book Severe Domestic Squalor.

A session presented by Mercy Splitt providing expertise from her work with people experiencing hoarding and squalor with Sydney Catholic Community Services Hoarding and Squalor Program

A panel session of local presenters and guest speakers highlighting current responses to hoarding and squalor within the Brisbane area covering a range of topics, including 

  • The work of the Brisbane Hoarding and Squalor Working Group and Case Collaboration Group
  • Successful models within other localities
  • Creating in-roads with government departments and building networks
  • Psychological interventions
  • RSPCA responses 
  • Queensland Fire and Rescue responses and reporting

Individuals with a lived experience of hoarding and / or squalor are encouraged to attend the Understanding Stuff forum.


Wednesday 11 March 2015


9am – 5pm


Brisbane Square, The End Room

Level 2, Brisbane Square Library

266 George Street, Brisbane




More information

If you have difficulty meeting the cost of this event or for more information please email understanding.stuff@neaminational.org.au

If you have any dietary requirements, please contact us and we will endeavour to accommodate these. 

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10/03/2015 to 11/03/2015
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