Mind in Croydon

Mind in Croydon accredited as a Croydon Good Employer

We are very pleased to be accredited as a Croydon Good Employer. Accreditation means that we have agreed to pay the London Living Wage, register with Croydon Works, buy local and have a commitment to promote equality and inclusion.

More information is available at http://www.goodemployercroydon.com/

The Crickets Netball Club Quiz Night

The Crickets Netball Club are fundraising for Mind in Croydon with a Quiz night on Friday 10th March 2017 at the Croydon Post Office Social & Athletic Club, Warlingham, CR6 9AY

Why not pop along and raise money for us in the process!

Information about the event

  • £25 per team payable on the door but pre-booking is essential – this ticket will reserve your space.
  • 7pm arrival for a 7.30pm start
  • here will be a break at 8.30pm for food, a raffle and other fun stuff..
  • A cash bar will be availale on the night and hot food can be purchased (during the break only)
  • Other fundraising events will take place so please bring some extra cash with you – great prizes to be won!
  • 50% of the proceeds from the night will go to Mind in Croydon and 50% to the Crickets Netball Club Development Fund

Register for a ticket here

Support the team with a donation here

#RunAndTalk Week

GoodGym recently took part in a #RunAndTalk event to support Mind in Croydon.

Click here to see some pics from the run and a report on how it went.

Friends in Need – Need You!

Depression and Anxiety in Croydon: 
Volunteers Needed!

Do you have your own lived experience of depression and anxiety or know someone close to you who has?

If so you’ll understand just how isolating and lonely it can feel; some days just leaving the house can seem like climbing a mountain.

Friends in Need is on the lookout for two new volunteers to help grow its valuable and supportive social network.

  • Can you give up to 4 hours of your time each week to help us behind the scenes as well as to be on hand to help people feel welcome at our regular meet-ups?
  • Are you a natural communicator who is skilled at using social media and databases?
  • Can you be available during weekends (late morning/early afternoon) or in the evening during the week?

If so, please get in touch. We are flexible and there are a range of options available where you could help.

This is a fantastic opportunity to explore Croydon, meet some wonderful people and gain your own confidence, strength, and understanding of social connections in improving wellbeing.

Please contact Katie and Sarah at: friendsinneed@mindincroydon.org.uk

Keeley is running the London Marathon!

Our very own Keeley Alvarado-Rivero is running the 2017 marathon to raise money for Mind in Croydon.

She has been training since August 2016 and has completed a huge 348.9 miles so far.

The marathon takes place this year on Sunday 23rd April.

Please spread the word, donate and support Keeley in this huge task and we might help encourage her to make it to the finish line!

Money can be donated via Keeley’s marathon page below.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Keeley

Calling all Carers

Do you live, work or attend college in Croydon?
Do you care for someone who lives, works or attends college in Croydon?
Are you 18 years or over?

If you can answer yes to the above then you may benefit from our Carer Support Groups.

Places are restricted to 8 per session, book in advance so you don’t miss out!

For more information or to register an interest in joining a group please contact the Counselling Team on 020 8763 2064 or counselling@mindincroydon.org.uk

Address for the groups:
Fairfield House Art Room
10 Altyre Road
East Croydon
CR0 5LA

Minding Money’s First Year

“I was not confident dealing with money, in fact my lack of ability to manage my money has contributed to suicidal thoughts for most of my adult life…  
I feel more confident but not overly confident. The word “budget” used to frighten me but now I realise it can be simple. My goal is to be in credit after all my outgoings. My financial papers, bills, statements etc. are now more organised than before.”

This is a quote from one of the attendees of our Minding Money workshops. If you would like to find out more about this service please click the image below to see our first year report.

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Christmas and New Year Service Times

Active Minds will be closed from Friday 23rd December 2016 until Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

If you have been referred to Active Minds please be aware some activities will have longer breaks over the Christmas period.

Please do contact Active Minds team on 020 82538208 or email activeminds@mindincroydon.org.uk for individual group running information 

Advocacy

Mind in Croydon Advocacy Service will be closed for new referrals from Monday 19th December 2016 until Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

The last day for allocation of referrals will be Monday 12th December 2016.

There will be a limited service available over the phone for queries however  no new referrals will be allocated until Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

The IMHA’s will be present on the Units as usual up to and including Thursday 15th December 2016.

A limited service will be available over the telephone for enquiries. 

Counselling

The Counselling Service will be closed from Wednesday 21st December 2016 until Tuesday 3rd January 2017.



Charity Shops

The Addiscombe and Enterprise Shops will be closed from 2pm Saturday 24th December 2016. Addiscombe Shop will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 and The Enterprise Shop will remain closed for refurbishments.

The Employment Support Service will be closed from Friday 23rd December 2016 until Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

 

 

Welfare Benefits

The Welfare Benefits Service will be closed from Friday 23rd December 2016 until Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Saturday 17th December 
Strictly Come Hub – Dancing Competition

Monday 19th December 
Maths, Choir, Drama & Chess

Tuesday 20th December 
Assessments

Wednesday 21st December 
Christmas Dinner – Croydon Park Hotel (Meeting 11.30pm at Fairfield House)

Thursday 22nd December 
Carol Singing (From 12.30pm at Fairfield House)

Friday 23rd December 
Hub Christmas Party (10am-2pm)

Saturday 24th December 
Hub Opening – (10am-2pm)

Sunday 25th December 
Christmas Day – Hub Closed

Monday 26th December 
Bank Holiday – No Groups

Tuesday 27th December 
Bank Holiday – No Groups

Wednesday 28th December 
Hub Opening – (10am-4pm)

Thursday 29th December 
Hub Assessments

Friday 30th December 
Hub Assessments

Saturday 31st December 
New Year’s Eve Roast – (10am-2pm)

January 2017

Sunday 1st January 
New Year Day – Sunday

Monday 2nd January 
Bank Holiday – No Groups

Tuesday 3rd January 
Staff Meeting

Wednesday 4th January 
Hub Day – (10am-4pm)

Advocacy Service now providing Care Act Advocacy and Relevant Person’s Representative Service

Care Act Advocacy

Mind in Croydon now provide Care Act Advocacy to Croydon residents. This is where a person has ‘substantial difficulty’  and no-one appropriate to represent them. Care Act Advocacy will be provided around needs assessments, the creation and review of care plans  and safeguarding enquiries. Referrals should be made by the local authority. Contact 0208 763 6730 for more information.

 

RPR service

Mind in Croydon Advocacy are now able to provide a Relevant Person’s representative service on a spot purchase basis from out of borough local authorities (not Croydon). Please contact 0208 763 6730 for more information.

Christmas e-Cards with JustGiving to support Mind in Croydon

JustGiving now have an option to create christmas e-cards and raise funds for us while you do it!

If you would like to create your christmas e-cards and help support Mind in Croydon please visit the link below and get creating!

https://www.justgiving.com/givecards/charity/184490