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Mind in Croydon - Friends in Need

Friends in Need is a social network for adults experiencing or in recovery from depression and/or anxiety. It was set up through the charity Depression Alliance and is now a feature of Mind to lift people out of the terrible isolation and loneliness these difficulties bring. There are 8 Friends in Need services across the country which are hosted by Mind and hundreds of informal ones online.

The Croydon service is delivered by two coordinators and Mind employees with funding from Croydon IAPT. This serves as a great partnership offering Friends in Need access to clinical expertise via the therapists who deliver CBT based talking therapy and counselling via SLAM primary care services.

Throughout the week Friends in Need members meet each other in and around the Croydon area encouraging one another and focusing their attention towards various activities centred upon the evidence based 5 ways to wellbeing.

Address:
Fairfield House, 10 Altyre Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5LA
Umbrella org:
Mind
Area serviced:
Croydon
Telephone:
07977 209694 / 07815 412872
Website:
Waiting times:
n/a
Who is it for:
anyone experiencing depression
How to apply:
Register on the website or through the referral form on leaflet found on http://www.mindincroydon.org.uk/friends-in-need.asp
Sector:
Voluntary

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Services providing advice and information relating to all aspects of mental health.
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Groups or organisations set up to support the specific needs of mental health service users, and their carers.
These organisations provide user groups which enable service users to contribute to the development of the services provided.

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