Services for Carers
Carers’ Counselling Service
Are you a Croydon resident providing unpaid support for family or friends who could not manage without your help? Are you caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, elderly, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems? If so you can apply for six free counselling sessions with our Carers’ Counselling Service.
As a carer you may face a number of difficulties which are hard to deal with emotionally and which cause you distress. Counselling can provide you with an opportunity to talk about these emotional difficulties with someone who is trained to listen. It can help you to understand what you are experiencing and to see the difficulty in a more manageable way.
If you are a carer, 18 and over and live in the borough of Croydon, you are eligible to apply for Carers Counselling at Mind in Croydon.
Please click here to see the leaflet or contact Mind in Croydon for an information pack.
Mind in Croydon also run groups for carers throughout the year, click here for the latest schedule.
Carers’ Support Service
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.
They hold weekly meetings for mental health carers on Tuesday evenings 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Please let them know if you are coming to the meeting on Tuesday evening. The meetings are free and are held at:
Please note that the meeting is for the mental health carer only. If you would like more details then please get in touch.