Module 8: Problematic Collecting


What have you learnt about yourself? What are you going to do?

  1. THINK   What needs does collecting meet for me?
  2. ASK       How can I meet these needs offline?
  3. LIST       What goals will I set myself to meet these needs offline?
  4. ACT       What concrete steps shall I take to reach these goals?

If you have identified that collecting in general meets certain needs for you, then you can replace collecting sexual images of children with something else that is healthy and appropriate.

If collecting sexual images of children is the only form of collecting that meets specific needs, then you will need to look at other ways to meet those needs.

Remember to keep the list of these needs for building a good life.


If you want to discuss anything covered in this module, have struggled with working through the self-help material or just want the opportunity to work through the self-help site with a practitioner to guide you then please call the Stop It Now! Helpline for confidential support from our trained staff.


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In order to ensure that the resources we provide remain effective, we would be very grateful if you could answer the following question;

On a scale of 1-10, how confident are you that you can prevent yourself from viewing indecent images of children now and in the future?