Help and Support

If you often become overwhelmed by stress, these feelings could start to be a problem for you. Consider talking to a professional if: Your distress leads to dangerous thoughts or behaviour, such as considering suicide or physically harming your body. If you are having suicidal thoughts call the Samaritans on 116 123. If you have READ MORE

Coping with stress – Top 10 tips

Too much stress, or prolonged stress can affect our physical and mental health. Taking steps to cope with situations we find stressful is important – here are 10 tips on how to manage stress: 1. ACKNOWLEDGE THE STRESS – Start dealing with stress by acknowledging that you are currently experiencing it. This may seem oversimplified, READ MORE

Most common causes of stress

Stress has many different causes, which can vary from person to person. Some individuals get stressed easily while others need several different stressful events before they begin to feel the physical or psychological effects. Here are some of the most common causes of stress: Childhood trauma Death of a loved one Divorce Finances Job Health READ MORE

The effects of stress – are you coping?

Stress symptoms can affect your body and your physical health as well as your thoughts, feelings, behaviour and emotional health. If left unchecked stress can contribute to health problems physically and mentally. Here are a few examples: Physical Headache Muscle tension or pain Chest pain Fatigue Change in sex drive Stomach upset Sleep problems Mood READ MORE

Mental Health Awareness week 2018

Welcome to Mental Health Awareness week 2018 – this week is a key one because it helps focus on our work with people who need  support with their mental wellbeing. This  campaign keeps on growing, attracting organisations and individuals worldwide which is fantastic as it means awareness is increasing and the stigma attached to mental READ MORE

New Chair of Trustees for Catalyst

The Catalyst Trustees are pleased to announce that Warren Rockett has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. He previously held the post of Deputy Chairman and brings a wealth of experience to the role. Details of all of our Trustees and their backgrounds can be found here. READ MORE

Changes to drug and alcohol detoxification services in Surrey

Public Health and Surrey and Borders Partnership are consulting about changes to drug and alcohol detoxification services in Surrey. The consultation will run from Monday 19 March until midnight on Sunday 20 May. An overview is available on the Surrey Says website along with Frequently Asked Questions and a Glossary of Terms. For more information READ MORE

Guildford Mayor’s Award for Haydn Morris

Last Thursday, 3 May, we were delighted to have a visit in Jenner Road by our late CEO’s, Haydn Morris’ wife Lauren, his mother and a friend. But making the visit even more memorable was also welcoming the current Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Nigel Manning, who came to present Lauren with a posthumous Mayor’s Award READ MORE

I-access in partnership with Catalyst : Drug and Alcohol Support

Since 1 April 2018 Catalyst is working in partnership with i-access to deliver a co-designed integrated adult substance misuse service for adults in Surrey. Referrals for drug and alcohol misuse will now be through a single referral number : 030 222 5932  The service will offer support for: People who need help with opiate misuse All READ MORE

North to South India – by bicycle for Catalyst!

Its a long, hot road but Kevin is cycling from North to South India solo to raise awareness and funds for Catalyst.  This is what he says: Please support me to help a local Charity, Catalyst which has helped me and others in addictions, drug, alcohol and mental health issues.  They rely on donations to READ MORE