Coronavirus Support Information and your Wellbeing
Catalyst are still open for phone calls and support. We understand that the current coronavirus situation is a challenging time for us all and as a people facing organisation we have been busy thinking creatively about how we can still support people within our community whilst helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Head Office number 01483 590 150 open as usual 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Our Mental Health & Wellbeing Services
- Community Connection groups and activities are being delivered in different ways
- Community Connections can offer telephone and skype support for those that need it.
- Community Connections are still taking referrals by email and telephone – click here to make a referral.
- Safe Havens will remain open but only for those in crisis – find out more.
Reach Out Counselling Service
- Face to face counselling sessions are not running until further notice.
- Telephone counselling is available
- We are doing weekly ‘welfare check ins’ with our current face to face clients
- Reach Out Counselling are still accepting referrals by email and telephone – Click here to make a referral. A telephone assessment will be carried out once a referral has been accepted.
Drug & Alcohol Services
- All Catalyst Peer-led SMART groups are suspended – click here for online meetings
- All i-access SMART groups are suspended – click here for online meetings
- Staff will work remotely – they will be available via text, telephone and email
- For self-help tools, advice and guidance please visit our Alcohol Support page
- Needle XChange in Woking is open as usual Monday to Friday
For the most up to date Government and NHS Guidelines, please click the links below:
Are you ready to stay at home? Below is a checklist to help you prepare for isolation.
- Food – do you have enough food or a way of getting food delivered?
- Cleaning products – we all know that good hygiene helps prevent the spread, these are essential items to have in.
- Work – can you work from home? If not, speak with your employer to make arrangements or can you take some annual leave?
- Medication – make sure you have enough medication to last for at least two weeks
- Exercise – think of exercise you can do in your own home – situps, stretches, pilates and jogging on the spot are good ones but there are plenty more.
- Entertainment – have you made plans about what you can do – books, films, puzzles and activity books would be a good start.
- Connectivity – have you got contact details of all your friends and colleagues – make sure you connect regualarly via text / telephone / email / skype
- Mental Health -to help anxiety and mental health limit yourself to news stories, connect with others remotely, exercise and engage in activities.
Thank you for your co-operation at this time. And please do get in touch if you need any support or advice about any of our services.