Useful links

case studies

There are lots of other organisations who can provide information and help in Surrey and beyond.

i-Access

A prescribing agency for those with drug and alcohol dependency problems, with 3 bases in Surrey at Chertsey at the Abraham Cowley Unit; in Guildford at Farnham Road Hospital and in Reigate at West Road Call: 0300 222 59 32 Website: www.surreydrugandalcohol.com

Catch 22

A national charity that works with young people facing tough situations including using drugs or alcohol Call: 020 7336 4800 Website: www.catch-22.org.uk

HOST

Guildford area If you have nowhere to live in the Guildford area then you can access accommodation by calling this team Call: 01483 302 495 Email: HomelessOutreachteam@homegroup.org.uk

Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care (SDAC)

Operates a helpline open to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year offering help and support for anyone who is concerned about the problems drugs and alcohol cause Call: 0808 802 5000 Website: www.surreydrugcare.org.uk

Drugs and Me

drugsand.me is an educational website that provides information about existing harm reduction methods for drug users. We do not promote drug use, but we do encourage you to be safe if you are thinking of taking any kind of drug. This website was inspired by the thousands of deaths that occur in the UK due lack of correct drug education. Although we have done thorough research to find this information, you should not count solely on this site and do your own research. As with everything, you shouldn’t trust the first source you bump into. We have a bibliography that we encourage you to read. Website: www.drugsand.me

Mental Health and Money Advice

The charity Mental Health UK has set up a new debt advice service for those with money and mental health needs.

The aim of the website is to provide impartial advice to help the estimated four million people who have mental health and money problems, and a further four million who are in financial difficulty and at risk of developing poor mental health. Website: www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org/en

Samaritans – Small Talk Saves Lives: suicide prevention

Samaritans have launched Small Talk Saves Lives with Network Rail, British Transport Police and the wider rail industry to give people the confidence to help prevent suicide on the railways and beyond.

It’s built on a simple ask: that if you think somebody might need help, trust your instincts and strike up a conversation

Website:  www.samaritans.org/media-centre/our-campaigns/small-talk-saves-lives

Chasing the Stigma / Hub of Hope

Chasing The Stigma is a peer-led Mental Health Charity which aims to normalise and humanise Mental Illness. They also provide a service called The Hub of Hope, which hopes to be the biggest database for mental health support in the UK. No matter how big or small, the Hub of Hope is working to bring all mental health support together in one place. Website: hubofhope.co.uk

Surrey Heartlands

Surrey Heartlands is a partnership of local health and care organisations;  we’re all working together – doctors, nurses, other clinicians and staff – in partnership with local residents and patients to improve health and care services for local people. Website: surreyheartlands.uk

Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) works to help protect and improve the health and wellbeing of people across England, and to promote equal health outcomes for all. Website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

To download the latest drugs and alcohol information poster from PHE, please click here.