PASTORAL CARE

Doing Life Together

Pastoral care is something all Christians are called to do and we encourage our church family to always look out for one another.

If you need help with anything, in the first instance, please reach out to anyone you know and trust in Redeemer Croydon.

Growth Groups: The heart of Redeemer’s support network

Meeting in homes all over Croydon on Wednesday evenings, these groups exist as our primary way to help support one another and make disciples of Jesus.

With the guidance of some wonderful group leaders, you can experience meaningful friendships, spiritual, emotional & practical care for each other, alongside growing in God’s word and powerful prayer.

If you are in a growth group, do reach out to your growth group leaders if you’re in need of help.

If you are not in a growth group, do consider joining one! Get in touch here to check one out.

Our Eldership

The elders at Redeemer continue to be those called to lead and shepherd the church family. If there are serious pastoral concerns you would like to speak about, please do approach any of them and they’d happily find time to sit down with you.

Practical Support & Contacts

If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the Police on 999

There are many very helpful resources online if you need specific help. Please do also reach out to your growth group leaders if you are struggling or if there are serious pastoral concerns, our elders are always ready to talk.

If you are concerned for the safety of someone else, please also see our safeguarding page

General Mental Health
Mind 0330 123 3393
Young Minds For urgent help text YM to 85258
Childline 0800 1111
Emma Scrivener (Christian Blogger) Great blog by a Christian who has struggled with mental ill health with lots more links to resources
Mind & Soul Christian Site
Believers Brain
Patient.Co.UK

Eating Disorders

Anorexia and Bulimia Care 03000 11 12 13
National Centre for Eating Disorders 0845 838 2040
Parents and carer support

Depression

Mind 0330 123 3393
Samaritans Call 116 123 for free
SAD help
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies

Anxiety/OCD

Anxiety UK  03444 775 774
No Panic 0300 7729844
OCDUK 01332 588112

Self Harm

Mind 0330 123 3393
Selfinjury.Org
Christian based self-injury resources
Selfharm.co.uk for 14-19s

Suicide

Samaritans  Call 116 123 for free, operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you are feeling, or if you are worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at jo@samaritans.org.
For teenagers and young adults Papyrus 0800 068 41 41
For young men The Calm Zone 0800 58 58 58 or webchat
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide 0844 561 6855

Domestic & Sexual Abuse

National Centre for Domestic Violence 0800 970 2070
Women’s Aid Instant Messaging Helpline Service
ManKind Men’s Domestic Abuse 01823 334244
NSPCC 0808 800 5000 (0800 1111 for under 18s)
The Survivor’s Trust 08088 010818
For male survivors of sex abuse Survivor’s UK. Helpline web chat available

Infertility/Miscarriage/Loss

Christian Medical Fellowship

Sex addiction/Pornography:

Alcohol & Drugs

Al-Anon Family Groups UK and Eire
Addaction
Alcoholics Anonymous 0800 9177650 email: help@alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Debt Advice
Christian Against Poverty 0800 328 006