Community Connections

How we work

We are proud to be one of the lead providers for Community Connections Surrey – providing people with support for mental health and emotional wellbeing in Surrey.

From Monday 1st August 2022, Catalyst will be delivering Woking Mind groups and activities, which will include peer support groups, drop-in support and Shifa (Asian Women’s support). Catalyst Community Connections and the Woking Mind activities will be incorporated within our existing timetable and the Shifa timetable can be accessed on the Shifa website.

Please note August will be a period of transition and some of the activities may be subject to change as we review our full service provision. Read more

Catalyst covers the following areas for Community Connections – Guildford & Waverley, Woking, Surrey Heath, Farnham, Spelthorne, Runnymede and Elmbridge (West)

To download our current online activity timetable please click here.

To download our Community Connections information leaflet, click here.

To download our useful  infographic to see how Community Connections works within Surrey, click here.

What we offer:

  • 1 to 1 support to develop coping skills, manage mental health and improve wellbeing
  • Access to education, support groups and wellbeing activities
  • Advice and signposting to further support
  • Support for the mental wellbeing of carers

We provide a wide range of groups and activities ourselves, to provide a wider range of activities we also commission and work closely with other local community organisations.

How to Refer:

We accept self-referrals, GP and other organisation referrals. To make a referral click here.

To download the our referral form click here.

To register for our groups, please click here to complete a registration form.

Volunteer Roles Available

We are currently looking for volunteer group facilitator to help run some of our Woking groups, for more information visit Group Facilitator / Co-facilitator volunteer role.

Our community partners and what they provide: 

Guildford Action – groups and activities

Canterbury Care – groups and activities

Oakleaf – groups and activities

Creative Response – art activities

Voluntary Support North Surrey

Voluntary Action South West Surrey – the Welcome Buddies

*AMIGO UPDATE* – We have made some changes to our Amigo service –  our volunteer buddying project provided by Voluntary Support North Surrey. To read the full statement click here.