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Alcohol Awareness Week 2020 – Alcohol and Mental Health

Alcohol Awareness Week (16-22 November 2020) is an opportunity to get us thinking about our drinking, especially at this time during lockdown. This year, the theme is Alcohol and mental health. Catalyst are a Surrey charity and recognise that the two factors are linked. Our services can help support people affected by drug and alcohol READ MORE

We are still available during Lockdown 2.0

Catalyst are still continuing to offer outreach support during the current lockdown, while supporting clients safely by digital and online means. Our mental health services our still offering some face to face sessions alongside online and telephone support We are offering a range of online groups and activities to support mental health and wellbeing – READ MORE

World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day – a day to raise awareness, educate and reduce the stigma so people feel comfortable talking about their mental health. As a local mental health charity, mental health and wellbeing is part of our everyday work and we regularly encourage staff, volunteers, partners and clients to look after themselves and to READ MORE

Changes to Amigo – October 2020

Changes to Amigo – volunteer buddying project provided by Voluntary Support North Surrey Amigo, launched in June 2017 by Voluntary Support North Surrey and funded by Catalyst, has been providing volunteer buddying support for people with mental ill health in Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, West Elmbridge and Woking as part of Community Connections. The impact READ MORE

International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day (https://www.overdoseday.com/ ) 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

Ready for a Challenge? Lockdown Fundraising for Catalyst

Would you like to help us raise some much needed funds and give yourself a challenge? Whether you need some motivation to get active and fit or are feeling fed up that your training regime will go to waste due to a cancelled event – we have a challenge for everyone in mind. We all READ MORE

Volunteers Week 1 – 7 June 2020

It’s Volunteers Week!  We really want to ensure all our volunteers feel appreciated at all times but especially now – they mean so much to our organisation and we couldn’t deliver our services without them. We will be celebrating volunteers and showing our appreciation on social media, sending out Thank You e-cards to  and demonstrating READ MORE

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek – Kindness

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and the theme this year is Kindness. We were one step ahead when we chose kindness as one of our values in January. Chosen by our staff – we started with over 100 suggestions and whittled it down to Kindness, Integrity and Commitment –  they truly reflect what we stand for. To mark Mental READ MORE

Tribute to a Trustee – Sue Bowen

We are very sad to have to announce the death on 1 May 2020 of one of our longest-standing members of the Catalyst Trustee Board, Sue Bowen. Sue provided the charity with 14 years of support and service, most recently as Deputy Chair. Her health service background was invaluable and she worked with many staff READ MORE

Can you help us?

Fundraising is even more challenging during this health crisis. We are committed to continuing our work in the community, but we need your help more than ever. Any donation will go a long way to support our work with a range of projects, and we are very grateful for any help you can offer. To READ MORE