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 ( ) 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

Our Services and Useful Resources

We hope everyone is keeping well at this time. Please be reminded that all our services are still running, albeit in a slightly different way. We are open for referrals and you can self refer to any of our services from the comfort of your own home. If you are struggling with your mental health READ MORE

Local Helplines available over the Easter Weekend

Surrey County Council Coronavirus Helpline (non medical advice and community support) Tel: 0300 200 1008 SMS: 07860 053465 (for deaf and hard of hearing) The helpline will be operating from 10am – 4pm on Good Friday and Easter Monday. On Saturday & Sunday they will be operating 10am – 2pm. All web capability and duty READ MORE

* NEW* Changes to our services and Safe Havens in response to COVID-19

As a service open to the public, we continue to monitor the advice from Public Health England about Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Due to the government guidelines on Monday 16th March and to ensure we try and keep everyone safe around the social distancing advice, our teams have had to change the way we deliver some of READ MORE