Croydon BME (black & minority ethnic) Forum is the umbrella organisation for Croydon’s Black and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sector; engaging people, building capacity, and promoting equality and cohesion.
Working to empower Croydon’s BME communities to contribute towards policy development and decision making in order to ensure equal access to services as well as development of culturally sensitive services.
Empowering BME voluntary and community sector organisations; and social enterprises in developing their people, systems and structures so that they are better able to deliver quality services to their users.
Join our Expert Patients Programme (EPP) – a free course for any adult living with one or more long-term health condition in Croydon. We are looking to particularly support people with hypertension (high blood pressure), COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and diabetes.
Croydon BME Forum in partnership with Asian Resource Centre Croydon are working with the community on behalf of the SWL Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Croydon NHS, to provide the local community with education and support in managing three long-term conditions on the increase in Croydon.
Croydon BME Forum is the only umbrella organisations for Croydon’s BME VCO. We have been operating in the borough since 2002 and have built up a strong membership as well as an excellent track record of delivering capacity building interventions.
The Wellness Centre
Our new Wellness Centre based in the Whitgift Centee is 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.
Latest on COVID-19
Croydon BME Forum we are working with a number of organisations on Croydon’s Covid-19 vaccination programme. In partnership with South West London CCG we aim to engage with local communities to answer questions and to provide information about the virus and vaccinations.
Support Numbers and Websites
Off The Record
Our Croydon counselling service is a free service for young people aged 14-25 who live, work or study in Croydon. We also challenge mental health inequalities and stigma experienced by BME people in Croydon.
Mind in Croydon is a mental health charity founded in 1967 and since then has developed into a significant provider of mental health services in Croydon
Croydon Talking Therapies
Croydon Talking Therapies (IAPT) offers many different types of support including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and counselling. Talking therapy can be delivered in lots of different ways including in a group, over the phone, through online programmes or one to one.
We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. We help people feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime.
FJC (Family Justice Centre)
The FJC can provide you and your family with support and a safety plan if you don’t feel safe at home. Our aim is to listen and respond to your needs in a safe way.
“The BME Health & Wellbeing Event was a very useful and informative event about different health issues e.g. stress, bad sleep, exercise and blood pressure.”
Croydon BME Forum has been very helpful to myself and others of all ages, races, religions and backgrounds. It’s an interactive forum with training facilities and puts on events that are informative and affective to the BME community.
The BME Forum helped me start my company and helped me with funding bids over the years.. We have also been able to train my Trustees and staff over the years
56a Mitcham Road
Telephone: 020 8684 3719
Opposite Kwik Fit and BP Petrol Station Corner of Albion Street
Train: Nearest Train or Tram Stop: West Croydon