Social Networking Service

The activities were good for my confidence and I can now travel by myself again. In the cookery group I made new dishes, and have gone home and made them for my family

Do you want to get involved in community activities and connect with other people ?

Studies show that feeling isolated and unable to make connections with others has a negative impact on mental health.

If you are experiencing a mental health problem, this can affect your social life in many ways. Our Social Networking service accepts that people need help and support to be part of their community and connect with others.

What sort of activities do we have?

There are a range of activities, including those that involve:

  • Sport and exercise 
  • Family and neighbourhood 
  • Faith and cultural communities
  • Education
  • Arts and culture

Mind in Croydon’s Social Networking Service is based in central Croydon and provides support for people who are experiencing or recovering from mental health problems to engage in activities in the community as part of their recovery.

What can clients expect from the service ?

Clients can expect to:

  • Receive one to one support from a Social Networking Caseworker
  • Agree a support plan with the Caseworker
  • Connect with services that will help to improve their life
  • Work towards agreed goals
  • Receive regular reviews

Referrals to this service

To access this service the client needs to have been assessed as being eligible for the Care Programme Approach (CPA). Referrals to this service have to be made via your Community Mental Health Team. Referral forms are available below or speak to your Care Co-ordinator about how to to apply.

Social Networking Service Referral Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Social Inclusion Assessment Support Planning Tool (To be completed by CMHT and approved by team manager or a member of the panel)

Contact Details

Mind in Croydon
Fairfield House
10 Altyre Road
East Croydon

Tel: 020 8688 1210
Fax: 020 8680 0642


Open: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00

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