Someone who took part in our Breakthrough Hoarding Project has written a blog about her experience for National Mind.
You can read her story here and find out more about our Hoarding Project here
Author: Cat Ayres
Posted on: 16th May 2019
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Mind in Croydon is a Disability Confident employer
7.7 million working age people in the UK have a disability and Mind in Croydon is actively committed to recruiting and retaining disabled people, including people living with a mental illness. We’ve signed up to the national Disability Confident Scheme which encourages and supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to our workplaces. The scheme has replaced the Two Ticks: Positive about Disabled People scheme. It has been developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives, working together to change attitudes, behaviour and cultures in businesses, networks and communities, and to realise the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.
Peter Phillips, our Employment & Social Inclusion Services manager, chairs Croydon’s Disability Confident Action Group (DCAG). He said “It’s an honour to be involved in the DCAG partnership and to work with local employers and disabled peoples’ groups to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace”.
Would you like to make a difference in mental health in South London?
The Maudsley Charity are looking for a new Trustee to join their team. They are seeking candidates who are deeply connected in one of the four boroughs that South London and Maudsley serve (Lambeth, Croydon, Southwark and Lewisham), and are interested in people who have been involved in community leadership and organisation. They would also like candidates from the BAME communities in South London.
Based in South London they work closely with South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Kinds College London and a wide range of community organisations across Lewisham, Lambeth, Croydon and Southwark.
Mind in Croydon is looking for up to 4 new trustees to strengthen its friendly and effective Board. If you would like to help promote positive mental health, resilience, recovery, independence and social inclusion, have an enquiring mind, can think creatively and challenge constructively, we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking particularly for local people with lived or other experience of mental health, and skills in finance, local authority or health commissioning, housing, fundraising, income generation, social enterprise, campaigning, marketing, publicity, PR, or social media.
Time to Talk Day – Virtual Festival – 3-4 February 2021
Time to Talk Day from Time to Change is a chance for thousands of us – schools, workplaces and communities – to join together on one day to tackle the silence and the stigma that still surround mental health. And we won’t let the fact that we can’t see each other face-to-face stop us.
They are hosting a day of online activities that anyone can join from home – no tickets required! They are creating a space where their supporters can come together and feel the power of being part of something much bigger.
Whether you’re watching as part of a group or simply enjoying the event yourself, they want you to go away feeling inspired to talk about mental health.
Wednesday 3 February 7pm: Time to Talk Day 2021 launch – the power of talking A conversation between Jo Loughran, Director of Time to Change, and representatives from their sister charities in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and about the importance of talking mental health and the power that conversation has in tackling stigma.
Thursday 4 February 10am: Young Champions – tips for talking mental health Ever wanted to check in or support a friend with a mental health problem, but worried about how to go about it? Join two of their Young Champions who will be discussing how small things that anyone can do, can make a big difference. This event is perfect for young people and schools.
12noon: Cooking lunch with Sean Hang out in Time to Change Champion Sean’s kitchen as he shares his recipe for a tasty salmon lunch. Either cook alongside him or just watch and listen as he talks about healthy cooking and the importance of talking about mental health. If you’d like to cook along with Sean, you can download the list of ingredients below.
1pm: Lunch and learn Time to Change has worked with more than 1,500 employers over the years to improve attitudes to mental health in the workplace. Jo Loughran, Director of Time to Change, will host a conversation between Darea Flanagan from E.ON and Jessica Badley from Blood Cancer UK to find out about the small changes that make a big difference in the workplace when it comes to talking more openly about mental health.
3pm: Fontanna’s laughter yoga It’s time to get laughing as Time to Change Champion Fontanna takes you through a series of exercises that will have you in stitches. Fontanna will also talk about their experience of being a Champion.
5pm: Ridhima’s Bollywood dance Learn some new moves as Time to Change Champion Ridhima teaches you some key steps. Ridhima regularly uses Bollywood dance as a way of encouraging people to talk about mental health. ... See MoreSee Less
Mind in Croydon’s Carers’ Support Service remains open to referrals. We are delivering the service via remote means including speaking over the telephone.. Visit http://ow.ly/EUgq30qMxBx for more information. #Croydon
South West London Law Centres are offering debt advice and support for those that need help. If you need support leave them a voicemail or email and they will get back to you. See the attached image for the contact information. #Croydon
During the Covid-19 pandemic the mental health advocacy team is still open to new referrals and new enquiries via the same telephone and email address as we always have been. Visit http://ow.ly/Ccin30qMxCr for more information #Croydon