Spar with a Star

Spar with a Star

Come and train with the 3 time world champion boxer, Duke McKenzie MBE at his new gym in South Croydon and raise money for the Mayor of Croydon’s Charity.

14th March 2020 from 11am until 1pm
Duke box gym, 287 Brighton Road, South Croydon, CR2 6EQ


How does it work?

  • Make your donation to the Mayor’s Charity at the event (cash, cheque or via JustGiving – minimum donation £10)
  • Meet Duke McKenzie MBE
  • Complete a warm-up exercise
  • Do a 3 minute round in the ring with the World Champion

Donate at: https://www.justgiving.com/mayorofcroydon

Job – Active Minds Co-Ordinator

£25,972 to £26,621 pa wte

Our Active Minds project is based at Orchard House in South Croydon and also works out and about around the borough. The post includes helping clients to fulfil their wishes to join healthy living and sporting facilities in the local area and to start up groups within Mind. This is a fulfilling and vibrant role with lots of positive interactivity with clients within a nurturing environment. We run a gardening project, tennis, badminton, relaxation, swimming and many other activities. Your role will be to help run these activities and those in the area of health and wellbeing including smoking cessation, and to connect and support clients in accessing existing services. You will also liaise with and support volunteers. You will have a genuine interest in this field, and be able to motivate and support clients, identify new activities and assist in applying for further funding for your project.

Staff benefits include an auto-enrolment pension scheme, 28 days holiday per annum (rising to 33 after 5 years) and the opportunity to work for a ‘family friendly’ organisation.

All posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.

For further details of how to apply for this post you can find an Application Form and Pack below. Please note that Mind in Croydon does not accept CVs as a method of application and does not wish to be contacted by employment agencies. Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Midnight on Monday 24 February 2020

Application Letter With Letterhead

Job Description Revised January 2020

Application Form Revised January 2020

Person Spec Revised January 2020

Terms Of Employment Revised January 2020

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Sheet

Please post completed application form to:

The HR Manager
Mind in Croydon
26 Pampisford Road
Purley
Surrey CR8 2NE

For an informal discussion please phone Cara Scott, Head of Human Resources, on 020 8668 2210.

Visible Memories now on YouTube

We have uploaded our film, Visible Memories, to YouTube for everyone to view. You can view this at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK8K6aAEYTY&t=3s

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Visible Memories

a film about self injury

The issue of self-injury is surrounded by stigma and misunderstanding. Such behaviour is often labelled as attention seeking or, mistakenly, as attempted suicide. When they come into contact with traditional health and social care agencies, people who self-injure often feel the treatment they receive exacerbates rather than relieves the situation.

Visible Memories allows people who self-injure to describe their experiences. They tell us some of the reasons why they self-injure and what approaches they find helpful or unhelpful. The film shows examples of statutory and voluntary agencies where there is good practice. Setting self-injury in a more general context of self-harm, the film argues that such behaviour is a valid coping mechanism for dealing with internal emotional distress, and that consequently, the challenge for those who do not self-injure is to come to terms with their own feelings in relating to those who do.

The film is also available for purchase on DVD at £5 per DVD.

If you would like to purchase please make a donation through our website – https://www.mindincroydon.org.uk/fundraising/donate/ – and email the receipt to admin@mindincroydon.org.uk with the name and address you would like it posted to.

Pension Protection Fund Deliver Festive Cheer

Once again, our very good friends at the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) have exceeded our expectations with their kindness and generosity. Today they visited the Hub with Christmas Hampers for the members and a massive pile of Christmas gifts for the children of members. Thank you so much to everyone at the PPF for their kindness, thoughtfulness and for making Christmas go with a swing.

It’s looking a lot like Christmas . .

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At our shop in Addiscombe. Largely due to the skill and dedication of all of the staff and volunteers, the Mind in Croydon shop in Addiscombe is looking absolutely fantastic. In particular, our wonderful volunteer, Adrian, has created new Christmas decorations for the shop that are absolutely stunning. He has also crafted beautiful Christmas centrepiece decorations which are for sale. We are all so appreciative of his efforts and his talents. Quite rightly, the shop has been shortlisted for an award for its appearance. So get down to 289 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6RE to have a look at the shop, get some last minute gifts and support the work of Mind in Croydon.

2 x Social Networking Caseworkers (Male) – Still time to apply!

£23,375 to £25,972 pa wte

We are looking for two Male Social Networking Caseworkers (one full time 36 hours per week and one part time 21 hours per week). They will work from our innovative and award winning Social Networking project in East Croydon. These posts help to promote recovery and social inclusion in people recovering from mental health issues by helping them to identify and participate in mainstream activities such as: education; faith and cultural activities; arts and culture; sport and exercise; neighbourhood/community activities etc.  These activities take place in a variety of places in the community, at the project itself and in peoples’ homes. You will be required to work on a rota basis, including if necessary, early mornings, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. You need to be flexible and will be required to work your hours to meet the needs of service users. Occasionally this may be required at short notice. You will have: experience of working with vulnerable adults or transferable skills gained as eg a teacher/nursery worker etc; an understanding of boundaries; common sense; ability to get on with clients and professionals such as social workers and psychiatrists. In return, your enthusiasm, expertise and dedication will be rewarded with the opportunity to work within a strong and committed team which makes a real difference to clients’ lives. The atmosphere, cohesiveness and support within the team at our Social Networking Service is second to none.

Please note, our new Social Networking Caseworkers must be male. This is to help with running mens’ groups, and providing one to one support in male clients’ homes as part of our Mindmatch project. 

Please download the Application Form and Pack below.

Please note that Mind in Croydon does not accept CVs as a method of application and does not wish to be contacted by employment agencies.

Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9am on Monday 6 January 2020

External Application Letter

Job Description

Person Specification

Terms Of Employment

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Sheet

Please post completed application form to:

The HR Manager
Mind in Croydon
26 Pampisford Road
Purley
Surrey CR8 2NE

If you would like an informal discussion please phone Cara Scott, HR Manager, on 020 8668 2210. Interviews will be held at our project in East Croydon and are likely to be on Wednesday 22 January 2020.

Christmas & New Year Service Opening Times

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Advocacy

Closed: 23rd Dec 2019
Reopens: 6th Jan 2020
Telephone enquiries will still be responded to during this time although with bank holidays falling during these weeks there may be a longer than typical delay in responding.

Active Minds

Closed: 23rd Dec 2019
Reopens: 6th Jan 2020

Carers’ Support

Closed: Christmas Eve from 2pm, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

Counselling

Closed: 23rd Dec 2019
Reopens: 6th Jan 2020

Employment Support

Closed: Christmas Day
Reopens: 2nd Jan 2020

Fairfield House & The Hub

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
Please see our winter programme below for the full schedule of opening times as times vary over the festive period.
The Hub Christmas Opening Times 2019

Infoline

Closed: 24th Dec 2019
Reopens: 6th Jan 2020

Shop

Closed: Christmas Day
Reopens: 2nd Jan 2020

Welfare Benefits

Closed: 24th Dec 2019
Reopens: 30th Dec 2019
As always with other times of the year, over the festive period the service is by appointment only.
We have also been lucky to receive funding from National Mind to provide more targeted support for Universal Credit claimants or people who may be considering claiming Universal Credit. Please get in contact if you would like assistance with any Universal Credit issues.