CLOSED – Job – Social Networking Caseworker

£22,917 to £25,463 (between Grade 4, Scale point S1 and S5 on the Mind salary scale) per annum for full time, 36 hours per week.  Salary on appointment will depend on skills and abilities.

Hours to be worked – 36 hours per week, any time including if necessary, early mornings, late evenings, weekends and bank holidays. You need to be flexible and may be required to work your hours to meet the needs of service users (for example, if a service user needs to be taken to hospital emergency department towards the end of a shift or they wish to undertake a regular early morning activity) and this may be required at short notice. 

Main purpose of job: To promote recovery and social inclusion in service users by facilitating their participation in mainstream activities. The aim is to achieve the following outcomes: assisting in maintaining and improving recovery; build self-confidence; improve physical well-being; improve social networks beyond mental health services; improve personal skills including educational attainment and reduce dependence on mental health services where appropriate.

The role is based mainly at Mind’s Social Networking Centre (which is just across the road from East Croydon Station), Fairfield House, 10 Altyre Road, Croydon CRO 5LA and the work takes place there and at other locations out and about in the community.

Staff benefits include an auto-enrolment pension scheme, 28 days holiday per annum (rising to 33 after 5 years) pro-rated downwards to reflect that this is a part-time role, and the opportunity to work for a ‘family friendly’ organisation.

All posts may be subject to enhanced DBS checks. Application packs are available below and should be returned completed to The Human Resources Manager, Mind in Croydon Ltd, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2NE or date Friday 16th March at 5pm.

Application forms can be found here.

No contact from agencies or media sales please

Activity to Work group starts 9th August

Active Minds and Mind Employment Support Service are pleased to announce we are running another session of our new service run jointly by Active Minds and Mind Employment Support called ‘Activity to Work’

This seven week programme is open to all service users and will combine six sessions of Active Minds activities combined with six workshops to support you in getting closer to seeking employment.

Participants will be able to take part in a variety of Active Minds group activities and may even decide to keep these up after the course has finished. Workshops will include self-confidence building activities like body language and recognising your personal abilities as well as practical sessions including how to develop your basic skills for work and how to find suitable volunteering opportunities.

This is an excellent place to begin your journey to work, develop transferable skills and get inspiration for your next steps as well as receive expert advice and support.

All we need from you is enthusiasm and a commitment to attend a maximum of two half day sessions per week for seven weeks The next group will be starting on 9th August 2016.

To Register your interest call 020 8253 8200 or email or

Click here for the flyer

New Chess Club

Join the Social Networking Team on Friday mornings, 10.30am-12.30pm, for a friendly game of chess.
Open to all levels, complete beginners to chess masters!

For more information contact Matthew at Social Networking.

Tel: 020 8688 1210

Social Networking
10 Altyre Road
East Croydon

Chess Club

Mixed Martial Arts coming in January 2015!

In January 2015 Active Minds will start a free six week course in Mixed Martial Arts in partnership with the Croydon Martial Arts Academy, thanks to funding from Slam’s Smile for Health programme.

It is aimed at complete beginners and is non-contact (i.e. participants won’t be fighting each other). Both men and women are welcome!

  • It’s a great way to improve fitness
  • Build confidence
  • It will teach skills in self-defence
  • Most importantly… it is Fun!

The course is for Active Minds service users but if you contact the team they can support you through the referral process.

For more information see the attached poster or contact Active Minds on 020 8253 8205 or email

Mixed Martial Arts Poster

NEW Football Session

Not played for a while?
Want to increase your fitness or learn new skills?

Following on from the unprecedented success of our football group we are introducing a new group from 2.30 – 3.30 on Wednesdays.

This will be a beginners/intermediate group for people who maybe haven’t played for a while, feel they are out of shape or simply prefer a less energetic workout. There will still be coaches from the Crystal Palace Foundation and match time at the end of the session but will be a slightly softer introduction to the Active Minds Football Group.

People are welcome at either or both sessions or can swap between the two as they wish.

For more information get in touch with Active Minds on 020 8253 8205/020 8253 8206 or email

New Football Session 2014