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Caring for someone with a mental health problem?

Get FREE 30 minute appointments with a Mind in Croydon adviser

Caring for someone with a mental health problem can be challenging. It can be hard to find someone who understands what you are going through.

We offer free 30 minute appointments with a Mind in Croydon adviser, who can offer information, advice and emotional support tailored to carers of someone with a mental health problem.

Whether you need support navigating the mental health system or you simply want to speak to someone, Mind in Croydon Carers Support is here for you.

Sessions run fortnightly on a Thursday, and the next session is Thursday 23 January, with appointments between 10.30am-12noon.

Please note that sessions are open to Croydon residents caring for a person with a mental health problem only.

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Bereavement support for carers

If you are a Carer or former Carer experiencing a bereavement, we are here for you.

Based on a programme developed by St Christopher’s Hospice, our new "Learning From Loss" bereavement group for carers and former carers is here to help you share your experience, explore your feelings and discover ways of coping and finding strength.

Who is this group for?

The group is open to current and former carers of a Croydon resident, who have experienced a bereavement at least four to six months prior to starting our sessions. A Carer looks after a relative, friend or neighbour who needs support due to illness, disability or old age.

The group will be facilitated by a qualified and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered counsellor.

Date and venue

Sessions will run for seven consecutive weeks, 10.30am - 12noon, from Friday 5 October to Friday 16 November 2018 on the first floor at the Carers Support Centre. Please note that there is no step-free access to the room.

It is preferable that participants will attend each session. We hope to run future sessions, so please let us know if you are interested but cannot make these dates.

Register your interest

If you would like to know more about the group, call Tanya on 020 8649 6280 or email

Do you care for someone? Let the 1596 Club give you a day off

The 1596 Club from Whitgift Care offers day services for over 60s.

  • making new friends and socialising
  • nutritious home cooked food
  • range of activities for all abilities
  • personal care

Along with a delicious meal and activities, personal care such as assisted baths and showers, hairdressing and chiropody can be easily arranged as well as transport to and from the Club in one of our new minibuses.

The 1596 Club is an extension of our existing services, so carers can be confident that the person who they look after is receiving the outstanding care Whitgift Care is famous for.

Membership to the club is subject to an initial assessment and a FREE TRIAL DAY.

For more information about the service and needs that can be catered for, contact:
020 8256 1596 or email

The 1596 Club is located in central Croydon at Whitgift Care’s Whitgift House, Brighton Road and Wilhelmina House, Park Hill Rise.

For more information about all of the Whitgift Care homes, vacancies, respite care and fees can be found at

Carers Information

Professionals Referral Form (PDF, 268KB)

Upcoming Training at the Carers Support Centre 2017

Carers Focus Group - Come And Have Your Say on 24th October 2016 (PDF, 84KB)

Carers Support Group starts Wednesday 21st September 2016 (PDF, 88KB)

Free Benefits Checker Workshop (PDF, 81KB)

New Website for the Carers' Information Service (PDF, 106KB)

Information and Advice (PDF, 3.80MB)

Taking A Break (PDF, 650KB)

Money Matters (PDF, 1.10MB)

Grant Giving Organisations (PDF, 601KB)

Caring for a Child (PDF, 1.70MB)

Getting About (PDF, 855KB)

Practical Help (PDF, 1.01MB)

Leisure and Holidays (PDF, 2.20MB)

Care Homes (PDF, 737KB)

Housing Issues (PDF, 800KB)

Health and Hospital Services (PDF, 746KB)

Carers Allowance - July 2014 - Email to Practice Managers (PDF, 262KB)

Carers Information Service Mailing List (PDF, 129KB)

Careline (PDF, 296KB)

Houseproud (PDF, 244KB)

Eyecare Information (PDF, 1.30MB)

Palliative Care

CIS Mailing List (PDF, 318KB)

Carer Involvement Training

Croydon Carers Counselling Leaflet (PDF, 128KB)

Croydon Crossroads Carers Support Service

Carers - Find out if you can get help with your bills (PDF, 4.90MB)

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