Other services


In addition to the larger projects working to help people with drug, alcohol and wellbeing issues, Catalyst also offer a variety of other services, support and engagement with the community.

Community Incident Action Groups – CIAG

Community Incident Action Groups work with those who persistently disrupt local communities, involving frequent arrests and antisocial behaviour.  Individuals typically have drug and alcohol problems, alongside mental health and housing issues. They provides assertive outreach with people that have been identified as problematic due to their anti-social activities/behaviours. Through intensive and robust interventions we work with individuals to reduce the impact on the community and divert people from entering the criminal justice system.

A CIAG group usually comprises representatives from the Police, the Borough, social landlords, the Youth Offending Team, Surrey County Council Children’s Service and Adult Services, Environmental Health, Probation and Drug and Alcohol support services.

Catalyst has provided support and specialist workers to CIAG groups in a number of Boroughs in Surrey, and is valued for its skills, experience and approach.

Training Provision

Catalyst staff have high quality experience in the fields of alcohol and drugs, counselling and many other areas, and can offer training to partners, other organisations and professionals. Through the Surrey Joint Training Partnership, they deliver training to health and social care staff, mental health staff, emergency services personnel, volunteers and all those whose work brings them into contact with people who may have mental health or substance misuse issues in Surrey.

Topics can include Mental Health Awareness, Drug Awareness and Harm Reduction, Legal Highs and Working with Emotions. Bespoke training for companies or other organisations can also be delivered.

To find out more or discuss other topics, please call 01483 590150.

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A Novel Idea Bookshop

When Catalyst and the Welcome Project took over a bookshop in Godalming as part of their work to improve wellbeing and mental health, they asked local people to come up with a new name and ‘A Novel Idea’ was born.


It provides a range of high quality books and the income generated supports the Catalyst Welcome Project which offers a range of wellbeing activities to local people of working age.

The bookshop has been and continues to be staffed entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers many of whom have benefited from engagement with the Welcome Project.  There is a range of donated high quality fiction, non fiction and children’s books.

Finalist in the 2016 Muddy Stilettos Awards – looking for best independent bookshop in Surrey!


Find out more at www.welcomeprojectsurrey.co.uk or visit 9 Queen Street in Godalming GU7 1BA.