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, 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
- Family and neighbourhood
- Faith and cultural communities
- Arts and culture
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 (issues with neighbours)
When time allows The Hub can also offer occasional help with basic forms, and general advice in relation to benefits and debt management. (Please see the Benefits page for more detailed Welfare Benefits help).
Referrals to this service
Please see The Hub leaflet for the referral form.
Mind in Croydon
10 Altyre Road
Tel: 020 8688 1210
Fax: 020 8680 0642
Open: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00