World Mental Health Day 2021

World Mental Health Day – Sunday 10th October 2021, a day to raise awareness, educate and reduce the stigma associated to mental health so people feel comfortable to talk when they are struggling. As a Surrey mental health charity, mental health and wellbeing is part of our everyday work and we regularly encourage staff, volunteers, READ MORE

World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September 2021

Today we get together with thousands of organisations around the world to help raise awareness of suicide and help reduce the number of deaths lost to suicide. Not being okay is still widely stigmatised so we will be supporting the day on social media to help reduce the stigma and raise awareness about services available. READ MORE

International Overdose Awareness Day 2021

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day ( ) a global event that we proudly support by working towards preventing overdose, reducing stigma, raising awareness and providing support to people, families and loved ones affected by substance misuse and overdose. The message?  That every person’s life is valuable and that stigmatising people who use drugs needs READ MORE

Anti-Social Behaviour Week – 19th – 25th July 2021

Anti-social behaviour week, an opportunity to help raise awareness about what to do if you experience or notice anti-social in the community of Surrey. Anti-social behaviours are actions that harm or lack consideration for the well-being of others and can reallt affect individuals and communities. There is support available in Surrey, including some of the READ MORE

Time to Change Surrey officially launches

The Time to Change Surrey campaign has officially launched and Catalyst, along with Mary Frances Trust and Acting Out Productions are really proud to be part of the new initiative in Surrey. Catalyst are really excited to be part of the Time to Change Surrey campaign. We already have a great working relationship with our READ MORE

Men’s Space – give yourself time to talk

Men’s Health Week is 14th – 21st June this year, an opportunity to raise awareness and encourage men to be more aware about their physical and emotional health. Research shows that men are less likely to seek help for their health and a recent survey from SMEF demonstrated that men in Surrey from the BAME READ MORE

Celebrating Volunteers Week

This week is Volunteers Week and we are lucky to have so many amazing volunteers as part of Catalyst. This week, we have sent ‘Thank You’ e-cards to all our current volunteers, we have arranged tea and cake for our bookshop volunteers and have recognised a volunteer for going the extra mile this year. The READ MORE

A Novel Idea is now open 2 days a week

After over a year of being being closed due to the pandemic, we are delighted that our Charity bookshop, A Novel Idea in Godalming is re-opening again on Tuesday 18th May 2021. Our volunteers have been working hard to get the shop ready for our customers. They have done an amazing job at sorting through READ MORE

Mental Health Awareness Week – Connecting you with Nature

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and the theme this year is Nature. After a year in and out of lockdown and not being able to do much else, it’s fair to say that most of us have connected a little more with nature when out on our walks to get our daily exercise. Some have explored and found some READ MORE

Are you interested in becoming a Peer Mentor?

Catalyst and i-access are pleased to be working in partnership on the next Peer Mentor course which starts on 7th June 2021. We are looking for individuals who are at an advanced stage of recovery and would like to share their personal experiences to help and inspire others, whilst gaining an accredited qualification and enhancing their READ MORE