Thanks to New Addington Fire Station

Mind in Croydon are hugely grateful to our colleagues at New Addington Fire Station.

Members of the fire service based at New Addington have enabled Mind in Croydon’s Social Networking Service to support clients who are vulnerable in the most urgent of times.

We would like say a big thank you for the help and support provided including dropping off food parcels to people’s homes as well as ensuring that when a person was submitted to hospital they had their mobile phone delivered to them on a Friday evening to enable them to stay in touch with their family.

Please note that if this is a service you require you must be a member of the Social Networking Service and New Addington Fire Station are only able to provide it to current service users

Coronavirus UPDATE

Your health and safety is really important to us, so we will be following the NHS’s guidance on how we should be responding to Coronavirus.

You can see the NHS advice here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

In the light of this advice, we have decided that, as from tomorrow (Wednesday 18th March 2020) we should suspend providing face-to-face services to people.

For people who already use Mind in Croydon’s Services, we will still be offering support via the telephone, text and video calling, so if you need help please contact the Mind in Croydon service that you normally use.  For others you can call the general office on 020 8668 2210 or email admin@mindincroydon.org.uk.

If the advice from the Government or NHS England changes, we will respond accordingly.

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Come and hear a 250-voice choir perform Carl Orff’s rousing Carmina Burana, one of the most dramatic and popular choral works of our times.  Croydon Philharmonic Choir is combining with Basingstoke Choral Society and the choir of St Mary’s C of E Primary School, Oxted for the occasion, backed by Docklands Sinfonia who will also play George Gershwin’s evocative Rhapsody in Blue.   Completing the repertoire is Constant Lambert’s enchanting jazz-age The Rio Grande, for choir and orchestra.   This is sure to be an exciting and enthralling evening, not to be missed!

New CEO of Mind in Croydon

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The Board of Mind in Croydon Limited are pleased to announce the appointment of Philippa Thompson as the new CEO of Mind in Croydon with effect from 1 April 2020. Philippa joins us from Sussex Oakleaf Housing Association Limited and has wide experience of working in the field of mental health.

Philippa says “I’m delighted to be joining Mind in Croydon at such an exciting time in the growth and development of mental health services and support in the Borough. It’s a great organisation thanks to the legacy that Richard leaves and I’m looking forward to building on our strengths as we work together to provide more support for more people”.

John Pestell Chair says “the Board are pleased that Philippa is joining us having been picked from a very strong field of applicants for the role. We believe that she will enable us to build on the very strong base that Mind in Croydon Limited has thanks to the work that Richard,  our retiring CEO and his excellent team, have done.

John Pestell
Chair of Mind in Croydon

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.