Mind in Croydon are hugely grateful to our colleagues at New Addington Fire Station.
Members of the fire service based at New Addington have enabled Mind in Croydon’s Social Networking Service to support clients who are vulnerable in the most urgent of times.
We would like say a big thank you for the help and support provided including dropping off food parcels to people’s homes as well as ensuring that when a person was submitted to hospital they had their mobile phone delivered to them on a Friday evening to enable them to stay in touch with their family.
Please note that if this is a service you require you must be a member of the Social Networking Service and New Addington Fire Station are only able to provide it to current service users
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust wanted to updated on how they have been adapting in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please click here for more information.
People who need mental health support should call SLaM’s mental health support line on 0800 731 2864.
Excellent article in Therapy Today (issue 3, Vol. 31 April 2020) on the work of Mind in Croydon Counselling Service’s successful Hoarding Project.
Practical help, buddying and counselling help clients tackle their hoarding.
Support includes group work to build a therapeutic alliance.
Read the article here.
If you’re looking for something to do whilst you’re isolating at these difficult times, perhaps you might want to organise a fundraising event for Mind in Croydon using social media, video links etc etc.
Despite the COVID 19 restrictions we are still supporting many, many vulnerable people, either by telephone, text or social media. We are also making sure that some of our most vulnerable clients are receiving their medication and we are shopping for food and other essential supplies for people too.
COVID 19 restrictions mean that we will probably lose at least £15,000 a month of funding due to our charity shops being closed, rental income being reduced and donations being down.
Any help you can give would be very gratefully received.
You can make your donations via any of the means shown on our website here.
National Mind has listed a few suggestions for ideas you could use here just be sure to direct funds to Mind in Croydon if it is us you wish to fundraise for.
You can also raise money for us while shopping online if you visit retailers through Easy Fundraising. Simply visit this link, support our cause, create and account and visit your retailers through the website each time you want to shop online. We will then receive donations from the retailers for free.
During the current restrictions you might find you need a little more support. We have put together a page on our website which points you to many helpful apps and websites to support your wellbeing during this time. This page can be found at: https://www.mindincroydon.org.uk/useful-links/
Mind in Croydon as one of the Mayor of Croydon’s chosen charities to support this year. Last Saturday 14th March hosted a ‘Spar with a Star’ event. This was a positive event to promote the invaluable work of all the Mayors chosen charities. People as young as 12, were able to have a go sparing with Duke. We are grateful to @Duke MacKenzie MBE and his gym to enable this opportunity.
If you would like to still make a donation to the Mayor’s Charities you can still (click here) as well as directly to Mind in Croydon via JustGiving (click here).
Your health and safety is really important to us, so we will be following the NHS’s guidance on how we should be responding to Coronavirus.
You can see the NHS advice here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
In the light of this advice, we have decided that, as from tomorrow (Wednesday 18th March 2020) we should suspend providing face-to-face services to people.
For people who already use Mind in Croydon’s Services, we will still be offering support via the telephone, text and video calling, so if you need help please contact the Mind in Croydon service that you normally use. For others you can call the general office on 020 8668 2210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the advice from the Government or NHS England changes, we will respond accordingly.