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.
Fairfield House, 10 Altyre Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5LA
07977 209694 / 07815 412872
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