New Hoarding Group Starts 1st October 2019

The purpose of the project is to provide free group counselling sessions to participants, who reside in the Borough of Croydon, in order to help them examine why they collect items that clutter the home and what would it be like to consider letting some of these go.

As part of the project, if participants feel comfortable to do so, they will be introduced to De-Clutter Buddies who will come to your home on invitation and look at what could be done to support you in this decluttering. This offer is for an hour a week. If a client would prefer they can meet the De-Clutter Buddy outside of their home to start with.

For more information visit our Hoarding Project Page

Mind in Croydon Hoarding Project Makes National News

You might have noticed that our Hoarding Project featured as part of the BBC News last night (Sunday 28th January). You can read and see more about the project here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-41949044

We are very pleased to have been able to work in partnership with Croydon Council to develop a new and innovative way of supporting people who hoard. The pilot project has proven to be extremely successful and we are in the process of writing up a full report on the project and preparing to support another group of people.

We are looking for Volunteer Counsellors!

We are currently recruiting for volunteer counsellors in the second year of Diploma or equivalent, qualified and looking for hours towards accreditation or simply wanting to volunteer with us. These vacancies are to see clients in the evening only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Supervision will be provided for an hour and a half per fortnight on another evening to the one they see clients, or in the daytime.

You will find more information about the service and the application forms here.

Application forms must be received by Monday 20th November 2017 with interviews taking place on Monday 27th November 2017 and Tuesday 28th November 2017.

Please send application forms marked for the attention of the Counselling Service Manager, Mind in Croydon, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2NE.

FREE Hoarding Project

Mind has been funded by Croydon Council to run a hoarding prevention project.

The purpose of the project is to provide free group counselling sessions to participants in order to help them examine why they collect items that clutter the home and what would it be like to consider letting some of these go.

This will be a 6 fortnightly group counselling session plus an hour a week with a De-Clutter Buddy to support clients with the decluttering.

Please phone 020 8763 2064 for more information and/or an information pack.

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

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

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)