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Social Networking Service Update

Mind in Croydon’s Social Networking Service is available 6 days of the week including a drop in Hub on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Current activities include: Arts and Crafts, Singing, Health and Wellbeing and an Activity Day. Clients can be referred by from their G.P. or from other supported organisations. In addition to the face to face activities, the service is also offering telephone support to clients who are coming out of shielding or those with ongoing physical health issues.

If you would like information about this service, please enquire with the service by calling 020 8688 1210 and leave a voice message.   Alternatively you can email us: hub@mindincroydon.org.uk.

 

The Hub staff have become like family and friends to me and I am now a volunteer at the Hub which is amazing, learning a lot of new things

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, The Hub, accepts that people need help and support to be part of their community and connect with others.

Mind in Croydon’s Social Networking Service, known as The Hub, 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.

The Hub also provides a safe place for people who are lonely and isolated to meet and socialise with people and a place for them to receive practical help and advice.

 

What sort of activities do we have?

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

  • Sport and exercise
  • Faith and cultural communities
  • Education
  • Arts and crafts
  • Volunteering
  • Family and neighbourhood

 

The type of help people can receive:

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

The Hub also aims to help people with practical support including:

  • Outreach Support
  • Community issues 

 

Session Details

We are now starting to run a few face-to-face sessions while maintaining social distancing. 

Mondays

Activity Day

Take part in a variety of therapeutic activities which could include, Drama,  Sports and Well-being sessions, Men’s groups or Women’s groups.

Golden Age Group

A group for those of a more mature age which includes a variety of therapeutic Social Activities.

 

Tuesdays

Information Day

Meet the staff and let them welcome you to the The Hub service over a nice cup of tea!

Wednesdays 

Hub Day

Meet new people and make friends. A fun and friendly environment to help people feel less isolated ad to build up confidence. 

We offer a hot lunch, tea, coffee & snacks as well!

Thursdays

Creative Day

Sessions could include arts and crafts, sewing, knitting, photography or creative writing.

Fridays

Singing

Pick a song throughout history to sing along to as a group or if you are feeling brave, to sing solo on the microphone!

This session is currently also available on Zoom.

Saturdays

Hub Day

Meet new people and make friends. A fun and friendly environment to help people feel less isolated ad to build up confidence. 

We offer a hot lunch, tea, coffee & snacks as well!

Groups are subject to change without notice. 

 

 

Feedback

The Hub has helped me to feel good about myself and a bit more positive

Lots of respect to you all. Thank you for having me. Keep up the great work. You helped me when I was at the bottom of my life, now I am heading to the top, where I want to be

The Hub has helped me with my paperwork and linked me to Welfare Benefits

 

Referrals to this service

Please see The Hub leaflet for the referral form. Forms can be posted or emailed to Fairfield House to hub@mindincroydon.org.uk.

 

Contact Details

Mind in Croydon
Fairfield House
10 Altyre Road
East Croydon
CR0 5LA

Tel: 020 8688 1210
Fax: 020 8680 0642

Email: hub@mindincroydon.org.uk

Open: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00

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