Team receives award for first-rate community work

Surrey mental health and drug and alcohol service Catalyst gave Dr Llewelyn insight into its invaluable work helping people to change their lives during a visit to its new space in Woking’s Moorcroft Centre for the Community.

Catalyst focuses on mental health and wellbeing support, help for drug and alcohol users who want to change, and counselling for individuals and loved ones affected by drug and alcohol use.

Over a coffee in the centre’s social enterprise café, Dr Llewelyn heard about the tsunami of people who have asked for mental wellbeing support from Catalyst since the pandemic began.

She also discovered that Catalyst owns a community enterprise company that helps people with complex needs to build independence, and works with Surrey County Council, Public Health England and the Office of Police and Crime Commissioning to offer outreach services.

Lady Louise O’Connor DL, Catalyst’s patron, presented two people in the Catalyst team with a well-deserved Lord Lieutenant’s Award that recognises their outstanding work in the community.

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Dr Llewelyn, left, with Catalyst CEO Sue Murphy, Lady O’Connor DL and Catalyst Chair Warren Rockett.