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The Wellness Centre

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The Wellness Centre will be a safe, confidential and comfortable space to access free wellness interventions and to get information for all thing’s mental health for adults (18+) who are residents of Croydon. As a BME community informed service, the centre is a combination of information and wellbeing services that is appropriate for the BME community.

The Wellness Centre provides those who have experienced mental ill-health the opportunity to begin to improve their mental health by developing coping skills and enhancing resilience. The Wellness Centre is part of a much larger effort to centralise information and wellbeing services in the Croydon area.

The Wellness Centre will improve access for the BME community to receive wellbeing interventions, by primarily targeting those who have/have not accessed South London and Mausdley (SLaM) services, or primary care. As an early intervention service, our aim is to normalise mental health and wellbeing care.

Adopting a non-clinical approach to wellbeing, the Wellness Centre will offer a variety of activities that are related to self-care. Here are some examples of the events and workshops that have been run since the opening of the centre February such as:

Wellness Centre Workshops

There were 190 events, booked by 27 different organisations categorised under ongoing events, such as employment, education, fitness, health, lifestyle and Wellness Workshops

Please see below:

Ongoing activities
• Off the Record -Thursday
• Croydon Drop In – Thursday
• AHF UK-HIV Testing -Thursday
• First Step Resolve-Mediation – Wednesday
• Counselling for Cancer – Wednesday
• Monthly Cancer Support Group
• Men’s Chess Club
• BME x IAG Meetings

Employment/Education
• Ready Steady Go – Unemployed women of 50
• ESOL – Refugee and Asylum seekers Unaccompanied Minors
• Tea and Tech – Digital Skills for Seniors Class/Digital Drop In

Wellness Workshops
• Caring for Carers workshop
• Autism Awareness workshop
• Community Dentist workshop for young parents
• Training Barbers in Mental Health
• Health Awareness Day
• Care Dogs – Governance Training and Volunteer
• The African Heritage & Health demo
• Women and Anger
• Emotional Health and Wellbeing
• Rap Intergenerational Music Project
• Jamaica Diaspora Health Sector Group-UK

Fitness/Health & Lifestyle
• I’m Possible State of Mind
• St Christopher’s Hospice – Live Well, Die Well
• X-pert – Diabetes Cooking
• Neck, Hand and Shoulders Massages
• Healthy Eating & Active Lifestyles Diabetes (HEAL-D) for African and Caribbean people

The Wellness Centre is presently closed due the Covid 19. Please see our social media platforms for the latest details of the Opening of the Wellness Centre and online Zoom events.