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Mind in Croydon

Our services aim to meet the needs of a broad range of people. These services include a Social Networking Service, Employment Support, Active Minds, Counselling, Welfare Benefits Advice & Advocacy.

We also have a role in raising awareness of mental health issues through training, student placements and the production of videos on a range of mental health issues. Although we receive much of our funding from Health and Social Services, we still raise significant sums of money ourselves and are constantly in need of extra resources.

Address:
26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2NE
Telephone:
020 8668 2210
Fax:
020 8763 2084
Opening times:
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Disabled access:
Our premises are not fully accessible we do have limited access. For more information please call 020 8668 2210
Buses:
Two buses run along Pampisford Road: 405 and 455. Many buses run along Brighton Road: 407, 166, 60 and 466
Train/tube:
Nearest station: Purley
Parking:
There is no car parking available
Sector:
Voluntary

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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 offered to those who suffer with agrophobia. Agoraphobia is defined as a fear of open spaces. It also includes related fears such as fear of entering shops, fear of crowds and public places, or of travelling alone. A person may feel an intense fear of being caught or trapped in a situation when they can't get help. It is often associated with panic attacks.
Anger is a valid, healthy emotion. However, many of us learned from a very young age, that anger can be dangerous and destructive. In the words of anger management guru John Lee, "Anger equals pain". As children, it is vital that our angry feelings are accepted by our caretakers. If these feelings are not heard and respected, we carry our resentments into adulthood and project them onto others, especially loved ones, work colleagues and those in authority. As grown ups, most of us fall into two distinct categories of behaviour, affecting both our mental and physical states. This in turn can lead to depression, anxiety, stress, ill health, relationship break-down and loss of job etc.
This is the term used to describe experiences such as chronic fear, tension and panic attacks. Some people have an overwhelming feeling of dread that prevents them getting on with everyday life. Sleepless nights and recurring thoughts are common, as well as nausea, palpitations, dizziness and difficulty in breathing. Anxiety is the most common mental health problem people experience.
This is also known as manic depression or bipolar disorder. It is a disorder characterised by swings in a person's mood from very high (mania) to very low (depression).
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.
This is an approach to treatment that involves working with people to help them change their emotions, thoughts and behaviour. A person's personal beliefs are addressed in order to understand and change behaviour.
Services associated to counselling in all its various forms, including one-to-one and group therapy.
These day centres provide a supportive environment for mental health service users and offer varied leisure, vocational and therapeutic activities.
Services offering advice to help solve or manage personal debt problems.
Dual diagnosis refers to two or more disorders affecting one person. For example, mental illness and learning disability. It is also used to indicate that a person who has been diagnosed with a mental health problem also misuses substances, such as illegal drugs, legal drugs or alcohol.
Services which are offered free of charge.
Services which offer a helpline for providing support in a crisis and/or information and advice.
Legal advice services related to mental health issues and service users.
Classified as a type of affective disorder or mood disorder that goes beyond the day's ordinary ups and downs. Manic depression is characterized by periodic episodes of extreme elation, elevated mood, or irritability (also called mania) countered by periodic, classic depressive symptoms.
OCD is a problem characterised by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour. The behaviour can take various forms such as cleaning or checking rituals in which the person will repeatedly clean themselves or their house or check, for example, that doors are locked and/or electrical sockets are turned off. Dermatological problems are common in people who repeatedly wash their hands. People with OCD can be treated using cognitive behavioural treatment and/or antidepressants.
Services or initiatives to encourage increased social inclusion for mental health services users.
This is an extremely common problem in the general population. Phobias are irrational and uncontrollable fears of an object or situation that most people can face without anxiety. The object or situation will trigger feelings of intense panic and the sufferer will go to great lengths to avoid them. Common phobias are fear of flying, spiders and enclosed spaces.
Psychotherapy covers a variety of different talking therapies used to treat depression. Most psychotherapy services involve talking to a licensed professional during a scheduled series of appointments.
SAD is a form of depression linked to the seasons. Sufferers become depressed during autumn and winter.
Groups or organisations set up to support the specific needs of mental health service users, and their carers.
These are psychological treatments in which improvement in a person's symptoms or wellbeing is achieved by talking with a therapist or counsellor rather than, or as well as, taking medication.
These organisations provide user groups which enable service users to contribute to the development of the services provided.
These organisations rely on volunteer support, and they offer opportunities for volunteers to make a vital contribution. Before contacting organisations it is a good idea to think about what you would like to do in terms of the acitivity and type of organisation you would like to work for - you might want to explore a dedicated volunteering websites such as www.volunteering.org.uk for ideas and insipiration. At the same time consider how much time you are able to give up. When it comes to finding current volunteering opportunities you can either get in touch with your nearest local volunteer bureau or centre, or contact organisations listed in this database directly.

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