The government announced that benefits reassessments will return this month. This is far too soon. Mind has been calling for urgent improvements to make benefits assessments more fair, accessible and accurate during this crisis and beyond.
Amanda Brown-Bennett has volunteered with Mind in Croydon in the past and continues to work with us supporting our volunteer counsellors. She created the poem, So I Speak which can be viewed here.
" It really breaks my heart to observe many of the ongoing tensions we currently face, and for me, the saddest part has to be the naivety that we have in understanding just how prevalent injustice and inequality is within our social institutions. As a person of colour, what particularly concerned me was how I operate within this system, and having being challenged in a number of ways, came to realise just how much I had allowed my environment to silence me, suppress my cultural identity and personal convictions. The ‘So I speak poem’ was my attempt to speak out and finally overcome the silencing that had me bound. "
A 360° DIY transformative, interactive, gallery experience that brings together the best of music, art, augmented, and virtual reality. Sound tracked to a special rendition of Bill Withers – ‘Lean On Me’ and Ben E King – ‘Stand By Me’ performed by music students, Music Relief ambassadors, as well as featured tracks from established and up and coming artists, using the complex interplay between music and technology to shape your emotions and take you on a cathartic storytelling experience.
In addition, they are also inviting submissions from young people to showcase their artistic talents The shortlisted pieces will be exhibited in their virtual gallery. The themes are ‘Positivity and Mental Health’, highly relevant given the current global situation surrounding COVID-19. They are accepting entries in the form of poems, spoken word, creative writing, as well as photos or videos of sculptures, graffiti work, drawings, graphic design, illustration, photography, and paintings. Entries can be submitted to email@example.com. Music Relief understand the value of arts and culture, and so aim to provide young people with as many opportunities as possible to develop, share and celebrate their creative skills. Entries are open to youths aged up to 25. This virtual event will take place Saturday 11th July @ 1pm and will be streamed worldwide to promote unity and solidarity with the global community.
Please note: The virtual event will take place on YouTube and is accessible for all. However, for an enhanced immersive experience you can also watch using Google Cardboard.
Mind in Croydon is delighted to be one of the Mayor’s chosen charities that he is supporting in 2019/20.
Unfortunately due to COVID19 the Mayor will be unable to have his Gala Dinner.
As a result the Mayor has decided to do one last fundraiser for his chosen charities in conjunction with 4 local restaurants (Chat House; Urban Guj; Bagatti’s; and Zafran) with an opportunity for you to have a conversation with him as a final farewell.
The idea is that there will be a set menu which you can choose from (see Menu’s on our website at: www.mindincroydon.org.uk/news/mayor-of-croydon-gala-dinner-change/) and a percentage of the proceeds will go to the Mayor’s charities. Once you have placed an order you can request a code from the restaurant which will enable you to join the Mayor for a conversation on Sunday 5th July 2020 via Zoom for 30 minutes. Slots are from 6.30pm – 8.30pm depending on the restaurant code.
How it will work: Place an order at your preferred restaurant mentioning ‘The Mayor’s Charity Gala Diner’ and request a code Receive delicious food Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your code for a link to join him for a conversation
Unfortunately due to COVID19 the Mayor will be unable to have his Gala Dinner. As a result the Mayor has decided to do one last fundraiser for his chosen charities in conjunction with 4 local restaurants (Chat House; Urban Guj; Bagatti’s; and Zafran) with an opportunity for you to have a conversat...
Mind in Croydon’s Allotment Plot is looking fab after some work in preparation for re-opening to the horticulture group later this year. We look forward to welcoming you! For more information on this group contact Active Minds on 020 8253 8205 or email email@example.com.
Mind in Croydon’s Counselling Service remains open to referrals. We are delivering the service via remote means including telephone Counselling. Visit https://t.co/HY8qr7i59I for more information. #Croydon
Mind in Croydon’s Active Minds Service remains open to referrals. We are delivering the service via remote means including telephone and online platforms Visit https://t.co/M910RWf5pQ 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 within a working day or less. See the attached image for the contact information. #Croydon
Mind in Croydon’s Social Networks Service remains open to referrals. We are delivering the service via remote means including telephone and other various online platforms. Visit https://t.co/GT2pbQRK5I for more information #Croydon
During the current restrictions you might find you need a little more support. We have put together a page on our website which points you to many helpful apps and websites to support your wellbeing during this time. This page can be found at: https://t.co/SIHfWD5L8B #Croydon