The New Guide is funded by The London Community Foundation
Hear Us have been awarded funding from the London Community Foundation to produce a new Hear Us Guide to Croydon’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Services.
Service users, carers, voluntary organisations and clinical staff from the South London & Maudsley NHS Trust have all used our guide since 2012. Our last printed edition 2015 www.hear-us.org/the-guide-chapters is still being used today. The new funding will allow us to update the guide with new services that help our mental health community support recovery and provide a resource for everyone who needs to know what services are in Croydon that might prevent relapse and hospitalisation.
We have sourced funding for a paper/hard copy as this is the format we are constantly being asked to provide. We are extremely thankful to the London Community Foundation to support us to publish a new edition of the guide in a handy A5 size.
We expect it will take around six months to update and prepare for publishing, and that is why we are calling it the 2022 Edition. We hope to print 2000+ copies which will be available late 2021.
Now we need your help
We are hoping that you can help us design the new guide. We want to know what services you want to be included and any other types of information that you feel would be helpful.
The guide is for anybody with a mental illness, someone you care for, or someone you support who is experiencing mental illness. We want to include:
Social groups that help people come together to share experiences, meet new people and try new activities
Information about services that help with access to voluntary work, training, education or paid employment
Information of where to turn to in a crisis
Information about support groups and self-help
Information and advice about benefits, debt or housing issues
Information about organisations that can help with specific issues
Information about getting involved in planning and improving our mental health services
A guide to helpful telephone numbers and websites
Anything else that we have missed out that you feel is important to include
The Hear Us Guide is free and will be published and available during late 2021. You can collect a guide by coming to the office or attending one of our events
Unfortunately, we are unable to post them out because we are unable to cover the cost of postage. If you would like a copy posted to you, you can help cover the cost by donating to Hear Us. The bigger your donation the more support Hear Us can provide.