Well done Team Catalyst

We would like to say a BIG well done to all our runners that took part in the Surrey Half Marathon and 5k on Sunday 11th March. The day was a great success, with all runnners finishing the race and some even beating their personal best! A MASSIVE thank you to all who donated to READ MORE

Catalyst Board of Trustees adopt the new Charity Governance Code

Catalyst Board of Trustees have adopted the new Charity Governance Code.  As part of the adoption process the trustees have been assessing Trustee Board and the charity against all of the 75 good practice components that make up the full Code. Trustee Warren Rockett said “Catalyst has high standards where governance is concerned. But we are not complacent READ MORE

NEW – Smart Recovery – where your money goes…

We have some new Smart Recovery flyers to let people know what their kind donations are going towards. Our Smart Recovery community meetings are free of charge but we do welcome donations. Please see the flyers below that detail how donations help us continue and develop our SMART community meetings. If you would like copies READ MORE

Appointment of new Chief Executive

The Trustees of Catalyst are delighted to announce the appointment of Sue Murphy as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Catalyst. Sue had been the Acting CEO since the tragic death of Haydn Morris. She will be taking up her post immediately and we look forward to supporting her in her new role. READ MORE

Dry January Launches

Why do Dry January? Feel healthier – alcohol puts strain on our bodies, can disrupt our sleep, have a negative impact on our skin, and cause weight gain. Cutting it out for a month can result in some amazing benefits to health. Save money – the average person in the UK spends £50,000 on booze READ MORE

Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and New Year

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR CONTACT Our opening hours during the festive season will be as follows: Friday 22nd December – Open as normal – 9am – 5pm Monday 25th December – CLOSED Tuesday 26th December  – CLOSED Wednesday 27th December – Open as normal – 9am – 5pm Thursday 28th December – Open as normal READ MORE

Chief Executive Officer – Vacancy

We are currently looking for a full time CEO with a salary in the region of £50,000 (negotiable). Applicants should possess five years experience in a customer service based organisation, preferably within the charities sector. They must also demonstrate expertise and knowledge of the provision of services for addictions including drug and alcohol; proven experience READ MORE

Thank You Waitrose

We recently got selected to be one of the partners for the  Community Matters campaign in the Waitrose Guildford store. We were delighted to receive a cheque for £260 cheque, which is fantastic. Thank you to Waitrose and to everyone that supported us.   READ MORE


Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the UK and harmful drinking can have a profound effect on people and their family members. There is a wide range of help and support available. At Catalyst we can offer: One to one sessions, or ongoing group support with SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) Help READ MORE


Understanding addiction and the recovery process will help you in supporting a family member or friend in their recovery. Here are some helpful suggestions for families and friends dealing with a loved one’s addiction: Educate yourself on addiction and recovery Try not to accuse or judge Do not enable. Do not provide excuses or cover READ MORE