Croydon Covid Mutual Aid seeks people to train as Mental Health First Aiders

Croydon Covid Mutual Aid (CCMA) has been busy looking at how to help the wider community come out of lockdown back into whatever the new normal is going to be.

The admin of CCMA local areas have been voicing the need for wider mental health support in the community. A small group took part in a Zoom call with Councillor Janet Campbell discussing how to improve community mental health. From this came the plan to empower communities further:

Do you have what it takes to help people with their mental health?

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Register with Kickoff@3 for their @Spinoff@3 socially distanced cycle challenge for all ages from 3-10 June!

KICKOFF@3 is holding SpinOff@3 – a charity event for all ages – and YOU can get involved!

Dust off those bicycles, stationary bikes, scooters, tricycles, prams, wheelchairs, roller skates, and skateboards and get involved!

Anyone is welcome to get involved.  You do not need to live in our neighbouring borough of Bromley. In fact, there have even been registrations from people based beyond the UK!

The event will raise funds for two organisations:

Strength with In Me (S.W.I.M) – Supporting children of domestic violence

and You Me WeHelping vulnerable people and bringing communities together

How to get involved?
Register on Eventbrite and pay a minimum of £5 to enter.
Please read all entry details before entering. If you have further questions email
The weather is improving, so there is ample opportunity to get the miles in at home, in the garden, local park, school playground or safely on the country roads or pavements whilst social distancing.
This event is for all ages and all abilities, from toddlers upwards, so why not get involved?


This event is organised by Aphrodite Weddings and Events

What is KICKOFF@3?

KickOff@3 was created in 2017 by Michael Wallace and Ashley Levien who wanted to engage young people using sport, music and other imaginative ideas.

Listen to Michael Wallace here.

Check out their social media and website for more details




Twitter: @kickoffat3

Facebook: kickoffat3

The Salvation Army’s The Vine foodbank in New Addington seeks donations

The VineCan you help The Salvation Army with donations for The Vine, their food bank in New Addington?

Stocks are running very low due to increased demand and they really need your help.

Lesley Holland from The Vine writes,

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Age UK Croydon’s Food and Essentials Hub

Age UK Croydon is working closely with CVA to make sure support for older people is joined up across the borough.

With so many people offering support to older people during these uncertain times, and so many people in need, Age UK Croydon is working to ensure food and essential items are delivered to vulnerable older people in the safest way – and you can help them!

Display and share this flyer so more are aware. Download it Food and Essentials Hub – Flyer.

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Croydon Carers Information Service can help carers – Do get in touch!

Many people are finding it harder to make ends meet at this time, but the Carers Information Service is there to help.

If you are financially struggling, have a caring role (look after a friend, family member or neighbour who relies on you for help due to illness, disability or old age), and live in Croydon, please email the Carers Information Service manager and she can help you access support.

You can also email or call 020 8649 9339 option 1 for carer information, advice and support. 

Carers Information Service
Carers Support Centre
24 George Street

Tel: 020 8649 6288

Twitter: @InformingCarers

The Carers’ Information Service provides information, advice, support and training to anyone looking after someone who needs help due to illness, frailty or disability.

Part of The Whitgift Foundation
Registered charity number 312612