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Chief Executive Officer – Vacancy

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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

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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

SUPPPORT AND RECOVERY

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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

HELP FOR FAMILIES EXPERIENCING ADDICTION

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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

THE IMPACT ON CHILDREN

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Harmful drinking behaviour often affects family members and friends but children of alcoholics tend to be the most vulnerable. Children and extended family members can become codependent on a loved one’s alcohol abuse and can be significantly affected. In general, children of individuals who abuse alcohol are four times more likely to abuse alcohol themselves. READ MORE

IS SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT DRINKING TOO MUCH? HOW TO SPOT THE SIGNS…

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Drinking has become a socially acceptable activity in today’s society. Therefore the signs of are sometimes easily missed or not taken seriously because of the popularity of alcohol and drinking culture. Having a glass of wine or beer at dinner is considered the norm and, for young people especially, binge drinking at a party is READ MORE

ALCOHOL AWARENESS WEEK 13TH – 19TH NOVEMBER

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Today is the first day of Alcohol Awareness week and we will be supporting the event throughout the week by providing information and support around the effects of harmful drinking. This year’s theme focuses on families and the effects harmful drinking can have on family members. We’ll be using this opportunity to update the homepage READ MORE

Staines Family & Friends Group – on hold until January 2018

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Please note that the Staines family and friends support group is currently on hold until the New Year. We are moving the venue and new details will follow shortly.  For all  enquiries, please contact: Catalyst 14 Jenner Road, Guildford GU1 3PL E: counselling@catalystsupport.org.uk T: 01483 590150   READ MORE

‘We Are Surrey’ – 31st October 2017

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Next week on Tuesday 31st October we will be at the ‘We Are Surrey’ Event in Egham, Surrey. The day looks like a very interesting day and it aims to connect businesses with their local communities so that together we can make Surrey a better place to live and work. We will have a stand in READ MORE

We’re Hiring!

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We currently have a range of vacancies within Catalyst and our social enterprise, Alpha Extreme Services. If you’re interested in working for a community based charity and would like to know more about the current vacancies please click here. Best of luck with the applications and we look forward to hearing from you. Any questions, READ MORE