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Mind in Croydon - Carers Support

Are you living in Croydon, 16 years or above and looking after someone with a mental health problem? If so you are a carer. Carers can be relatives, partners, friends or neighbours.

As a carer you may not be aware of what help there is available to you. The Carers’ Support Service can provide you with:
* Information on services available
* Support to access help you need
* An advocacy service
* Emotional support
* Access to events and workshops
* An opportunity to meet other carers
* Opportunities to get involved in the planning and development of services for carers.

We hold weekly meetings for mental health carers on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings. (Please let us know if you are coming to the meeting on Tuesday evening) The meetings are free to attend.

Please note that the meeting is for the mental health carer only.  If you would like more details then please get in touch.

Fairfield House, 10 Altyre Road, East Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5LA
Umbrella org:
Mind in Croydon
Contact name:
Angela Christinis
Job title:
Carers Support Worker
020 8688 1210
020 8680 0642
Opening times:
Tuesdays 6pm-8pm (Weekly Meetings)
Who is it for:
Anyone living in Croydon, 16 years or above and looking after someone with a mental health problem.

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Service Definitions

Services providing advice and information relating to all aspects of mental health.
Services offered to those who may require an advocate. An advocate is a person who can support a service user or carer through their contact with health services. Advocates will attend meetings with patients and help service users or carers to express concerns or wishes to health care professionals. Although many people can act as an advocate (friend, relative, member of staff) there are advocacy services available that can be accessed through the Trust.These advocates are trained and independent.
Services which protect vulnerable people, enabling them to be as independent as possible and get the most out of their lives. This could be in a temporary crisis or in a longer lasting situation. Also support services for mental health carers.
Groups or organisations set up to support the specific needs of mental health service users, and their carers.
An educational, classroom-type session in which handouts and workbooks are often used. A workshop may last from one hour to many days.

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