Reminder regarding our Addiscombe Charity Shop


Due to the government guidelines our charity shop in Addiscombe currently remains closed.

We recently had a complaint regarding items left on the pavement outside the shop. Please do not leave donations outside the door as we will not be taking them during this time.

We look forward to receiving them once the shop reopens.

In the meantime, if you would like to make a financial donation you can do so by clicking here.

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.

Selsdon Shop Re-Opens After Refurbishment

The Mind shop in Selsdon re-opened today (6th February) after being completely refurbished. Here at Mind in Croydon, we would like to express out thanks to Jason, Andrew and all at Mind Retail and to Vicky and all of her wonderful volunteers who work at the shop. Although the shop is run by Mind Retail, Mind in Croydon gets a share of the profits and this money supports the work that we do here in Croydon. The quality of goods for sale is excellent and the welcome that you’ll get from the volunteers is first rate, so make your way along to 135 Addington Road, Selsdon, Surrey CR2 8LH to bag a bargain and support our work.

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 for individual group running information 


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. 


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 

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)

Volunteers Needed at Enterprise House

Enterprise Shop

Volunteers are needed for the following roles at our charity shop in South Norwood (Enterprise House):

  • Shop floor assistant
  • Window dresser
  • eBay researcher
  • Sorting room assistant

Training will be provided.

Volunteer Shop Floor Assistant

Main duties 

  • Keeping the shop floor clean and tidy.
  • Checking Items on the shop floor are priced, in some type of order
  • Serving costumers at the till

Volunteer Window Dresser

Main duties 

  • Find eye catching items that are likely to draw customers.
  • Display Items not just in the shop windows but around the shop and on shelves

Volunteer eBay Researcher

Main duties 

  • Checking the background of donated (history, origin and authenticity) items that are potentially worth a good amount of money
  • Checking if the is damaged or safe and legal to sell. 

    (Must be computer literate)

Volunteer Sorting Room Assistant

Main duties 

  • Steaming of cloths and pricing of all items donated.
  • Checking items to see if they are damaged, dirty or discoloured if so they must be thrown away. 

    Must have good attention to detail!


Colin Mutimer 

Tel: 020 8771 5950  


Enterprise House 

18 Westow Street 

Upper Norwood 


SE19 3AH

Fashion Show & Big Sale…


Because on Thursday 11 December, our premises (opposite East Croydon Station) will be transformed into a fabulous fashion show and huge sale of our best donated clothes and fashion accessories. Doors open to the public, and we have been keeping the most desirable secondhand goodies donated to our shops for this special event. You will find lots of popular high street fashion labels under one roof. But the best thing is that by buying from Mind in Croydon at this exciting event, you will be helping those with mental health problems in the borough of Croydon. All monies raised go straight into services such as employment support, therapeutic activities and counselling for people in need in our Borough.

Social inclusion is often talked about – the need for everyone to mix in our community to gain a better understanding a respect of each other. Here, at Mind in Croydon it really happens at events such as this. Plus, there will be cake (and tea, coffee and sandwiches for sale)

Please come and support us on the day by bringing along a heavy purse and going away with a lighter one knowing you have bagged a terrific garment. But most of all come to this event and know you have made a difference to the person sitting next to you on the bus or standing in the queue at the supermarket who has a mental health problem and needs your help. All of us need help at some time, you can give it by coming along….

We look forward to seeing you:

WHERE: at Fairfield House, 10 Altyre Road, East Croydon CR0 5LA
WHEN: Thursday 11 December 2014
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 4pm
SHOW TIMES: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
: All day

DRESS TO IMPRESS COMPETITION: Dress a mannequin with a chance of winning a prize for the most impressive display

RAFFLE: enter to win clothing and accessories

FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Phone Peter Phillips on 020 8688 1210