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Double your donation to Catalyst Counselling in the Big Give’s Kind2Mind campaign.

May 14, 2024

This May Catalyst Counselling is taking part in Big Give’s Kind2Mind match-funding campaign to raise the funds for this popular service. The Big Give is the UK’s biggest online match-funding platform and has raised over £280m for thousands of charities since 2007. From 14th May to 28th May, we will be raising money for Catalyst Counselling […]

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Discover Surrey and NE Hampshire Trauma-informed Approach Framework and Toolkit

March 19, 2024

Keely Glithero and Natasha Coutts, Catalyst Support leaders championing Trauma-informed Approach across our services, have recently been part of a team behind the latest Surrey and NE Hampshire Trauma Informed Approach Framework and Toolkit. Through their strategic involvement in Bridge the Gap changing futures programme, Keely and Natasha helped develop the framework and pilot the […]

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A warm Farewell and Thank you to our Trustees Kim Tinneny and Rebekka Roberts

March 19, 2024

We are saying thank you to two of our Trustees, who are leaving Catalyst Support this month. Kim and Rebekka have spent many years with our charity and have given their expertise and countless hours to the benefit of the communities we support. Sue Murphy, CEO of Catalyst Support: “My thanks go to Kim and […]

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Young Adult Safe Haven is closing on 31st March 2024

February 28, 2024

Young Adult Safe Haven (YASH) in Guildford is closing its doors from 31st March 2024. YASH -a Safe Haven for adults aged 18 to 25 – worked in partnership with Oakleaf to support young adults experiencing mental health crises. With few services existing in our community focusing on the mental health of young people, YASH […]

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Become a Trustee

January 14, 2024

The Trustee Board is seeking new Trustees to support the governance of the charity. Catalyst Support is looking to recruit two new Trustees to join us. Trustees are essential to the work of our charity, they are the people who lead the charity, decide how it is run and make decisions that impact on people’s […]

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Dry January: Refreshing Reset for the New Year

January 6, 2024

Alcohol has become part of our lives, it is used for celebration, socialising and managing stress. It is legal, acceptable and often encouraged, however many people notice that it is affecting their mood, physical and financial wellbeing. January is often a time when we think about making a change. Dry January, an initiative by Alcohol […]

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Catalyst Opening Hours – December 2023

November 30, 2023

Our offices are closed on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December 2023 and Monday 1 January 2024. We will be open and available on all other days (except weekends and Bank Holidays). Our usual opening hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm Our outreach and out-of-hours services are still operating throughout including, bank holidays and weekends. This includes Alpha […]

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World Aids Day

November 29, 2023

Friday 1 December is #WorldAIDSDay – a global campaign by the National AIDS Trust, which has been recognised on 1st December every year since 1988. Its aim is to support those living with HIV, remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illness, secure the rights of people living with the condition and continue the […]

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White Ribbon Day: A Call to End Violence Against Women and Girls

November 23, 2023

On Saturday, 25 November, we join millions of people and organisations around the world in observing White Ribbon Day, a global movement that aims to end violence against women and girls. White Ribbon Day is not just a date on the calendar, but a symbol of our commitment to create a safer and more equal […]

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Safeguarding Adults Week 2023: Prioritising Wellbeing and Support

November 20, 2023

As we embark on Safeguarding Adults Week from 20 – 24 November 2023, Catalyst Support continues its commitment to creating a safer and more supportive environment for people in Surrey. This week presents an opportunity to raise awareness of the services Catalyst offers and understand the strong link between safeguarding, mental and physical wellbeing.  Explore […]

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Trustees Week 2023

November 6, 2023

Celebrating Trustees’ Week: Acknowledging the Heart of Charitable Endeavours Trustees’ Week, running from 6-10 November 2023, marks a time of heartfelt gratitude and celebration for the incredible contributions of nearly one million trustees across the UK. These dedicated individuals bring their time, commitment, and efforts to charitable organisations, helping them thrive and make a positive […]

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Empowering LGBTQ+ Journeys: Outline Listening Service Relaunches in Catalyst

October 31, 2023

A New Chapter: Outline Listening Service Relaunches Today to Empower LGBTQ+ Journeys in Catalyst In an effort to champion the LGBTQ+ community’s resilience and courage, the Outline in Catalyst Listening Service is thrilled to announce its re-launch today, Tuesday 31 October. Understanding the critical need for support in personal journeys of sexuality and gender identity, […]

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New Financial & Wellbeing Support Service for Surrey Heath is NOW OPEN

October 11, 2023

Financial and Wellbeing Support Service Launches for Surrey Heath Residents In a bid to address the profound impact of financial worries on mental health, Surrey Heath residents can now access a new support service. The Financial and Wellbeing Support Service (FWSS), initiated on 2nd October 2023.  It is a collaborative effort by Citizens Advice Surrey […]

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Catalyst Support Celebrates Walkfest 2023

September 4, 2023

This September sees the return of Guildford Walkfest, the annual celebration of walking in and around our beautiful area. Walkfest is now in its 16th year and takes place throughout the month of September.  To celebrate, our guided wellbeing walk facilitator and local historian David Rose is hosting a open session for all to get […]

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31 August – International Overdose Awareness Day 2023

August 31, 2023

Remembering those that go unseen 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. The message? Being overdose aware is more important than ever in the current climate.  Remembering those that go unseen. What is an Overdose? An overdose means […]

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RHS and Catalyst Support Develop New Community Garden for Wellbeing in Maybury

August 1, 2023

Each year, students on the Wisley based RHS Diploma in Horticultural Practice gain valuable hands-on experience of a project on the ground by designing and building a garden in the local community. This year’s project was to transform a space identified by Woking Borough Council at the Arch Community Centre in Maybury. READ FULL PRESS […]

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Catalyst Support Thanks Staff, Clients and Community For Its Involvement In The HOPE Project Exhibition

June 29, 2023

Public Health approached Catalyst along with other Surrey charities on a modest initiative around HOPE (Honouring Opportunity and Possibility for Everyone). Catalyst is a non-profit organisation working with people to support their physical and mental wellbeing, promoting collective wellness for Surrey residents, including its employees. With a particular focus on the broader determinants of health (things like […]

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Volunteers Week – Celebrating Catalyst Volunteers

June 1, 2023

Volunteers Week is from the 1 – 7 June 2023. At Catalyst we are so grateful for the support of our volunteers! This years Volunteers Week gives us a chance to celebrate their contribution and inspire others to join our amazing team of volunteers. Working with Mark Burton, Volunteer Development Manager we’ll be sharing quotes […]

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Come join us at our HOPE Exhibition – 23rd & 24th June 2023

May 10, 2023

Over the past few months, The HOPE Project, funded by Surrey County Council has provided a variety of workshops and activities, these include creating crocheted butterflies to share messages of HOPE across the county and online.  We also facilitated guided walks around Surrey by a local historian and Shifa’s Asian women’s group visited Southall. All […]

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Positive news for the continuation of local Women’s Support Services

April 18, 2023

Catalyst and Woking Borough Council announce good news for the continuation of services delivered by the Women’s Support Centre (Surrey). Woking Borough Council and Catalyst have reached agreement to support the Women’s Support Centre in providing its service offer for women in Surrey. The Women’s Support Centre team will transfer to Catalyst to ensure continuation […]

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Easter Opening Hours at Catalyst

April 5, 2023

Our offices are closed on Friday 7 April through to Monday 10 April  2023 for the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend We will be open and available on all other days (except weekends and Bank Holidays) Our usual opening hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm Our outreach and out of hours services are still […]

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Change of weekend opening hours at Woking Safe Haven

March 29, 2023

From Saturday April 1, Woking Safe Haven’s new weekend opening times will be 6pm-11pm. This follows a year-long pilot which tested the feasibility of extending the daytime operating hours at the weekends. The service will continue to operate 6pm-11pm on weekdays, Monday-Friday, including bank holidays. Virtual support will continue to be available from 6pm-11pm, 7 […]

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CornerHouse Site Temporarily Closed

March 15, 2023

Unfortunately our CornerHouse site in Woking has recently flooded and is currently out of use. Groups and activities will be at alternative venues in Woking. If you are due to attend a group or activity this Thursday 16 or Friday 17 March, please contact your group provider if you have not heard from them already. […]

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Outline Working with Catalyst – Communication Update

March 10, 2023

Catalyst and Outline are currently working hard on merging the two charities. We are currently reviewing the service to ensure it runs smoothly and effectively moving forward. Please bear with us during this period. Catalyst and Outline are currently focusing on merger priorities and service design, with this mind the Outcrowd service which offered social […]

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