Local support services
There are various services to assist patients seeking additional support, with the majority accepting self-referrals.
Supporting carers by phone, through face-to-face meetings, support groups and workshops. Can help with benefits advice, advocacy, give practical guidance on moving and handling, and provide a wealth of information and free resources. They can also signpost you, and the person you care for, on to relevant specialised sources of support.More information on the Action for Carers Website
Active Surrey believe that movement matters. It matters to our health, our schools, our communities and our environments.
As the Active Partnership for Surrey, they work collaboratively to help everyone in Surrey realise the benefits of a more active way of life. With a focus on influencing systems, removing barriers and creating opportunities to get people moving more.More information on the Active Surrey website
Propagating the values and well being of the Ethnic minority (BAME) within the community.Visit the Africa Community in Surrey and Sussex Twitter profile
Aiming to encourage the uptake of cycling for all, by refurbishing donated unwanted bikes for resale. By supporting cycling and cycle maintenance the group aim to develop healthier lifestyles, personal empowerment and self reliance in our community.Read more on the Bikes Revived website
A resource developed by NHS and Surrey County Council to help local residents, and professionals working across health and care, access essential information about care and support.Find out more on the Connect to Support Surrey website
A website designed to act as a ‘one stop shop’ of all information relating to digital inclusion and support available across Surrey to anyone who would like to start using more digital products such as the NHS App, doing online shops or banking, or learning more digital skills to improve their skillset and open up more job opportunities.Visit the Digital Surrey website
The East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre is at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill. The centre enables people affected by cancer, their families, friends and carers to access a wide range of information and support services in one place.More information on the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS website
A leading national charity that works to end racism and discrimination against Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people and to protect the right to pursue a nomadic way of life. Supporting individuals and families with the issues that matter most to them, at the same time as working to transform systems and institutions to address the root causes of inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people.More information on the Friends, Families and Travellers website
A community of support for women who have fled from violence or traffickers, and are pregnant or with a young child and are seeking international protection in the UK.More information on the Happy Baby Community Website
A peer support platform for patients, linking to groups of other people with the same conditions e.g diabetes, COPD, asthma, mens health, weight loss.
The forums are moderated and kept safe. Evidence shows peer support makes a massive difference to living well with long-term conditions.More information on the HealthUnlocked website
Supported by the Health and Wellbeing Board, this website helps you find self-care information, as well as signposting to local services available to you as a Surrey resident.
- mental wellbeing
- sexual health
- stop smoking
- nutrition and activity
- maternity services
You don’t need a referral for most of these – you can book an appointment yourself. Why not give it a go and make a change today?For more information, see the Healthy Surrey website
Healthwatch is your health and social care champion. If you use GPs and hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, care homes or other support services, they want to hear about your experiences.More information on the Healthwatch West Sussex website
Patients can work with a coach providing the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, a behaviour change programme focusing on looking at the factors that are increasing your risk of Type 2 diabetes and helping you to develop a plan to make healthy lifestyle changes that will reduce or remove your risk.More information on the Living Well Taking Control website
Founded in Bristol in March 2019 it has now grown into a force for good, with over 2,500 men in its community and 67 groups around the globe.
It’s a positive space for men to be vulnerable, to be themselves, to talk about what is bothering them. Offering online support groups for those unable to access their in person sessions.More information on the Talk Club website
If you are feeling low, anxious or stressed, Mind Matters Surrey can help. They’re the local NHS provider offering free and confidential talking therapies to people aged 17+ registered with a Surrey GP. Offering individual therapies, guided self-help online and group courses with trained and accredited therapists who will assess how best they can support you.More information on the Mind Matters website
Surrey’s free health lifestyle service. Get back to a healthier you with their free weight loss and stop smoking programmes. They support you to make small, sustainable changes to improve your health and wellbeing and live a longer, happier life.More information on the One You Surrey website
The largest provider of relationship support in England and Wales, helping millions of people every year to strengthen the relationships that mean the most to them.
With a network of licensed local counsellors offering in counselling in person, over the phone and online. Services include relationship counselling for individuals and couples, family counselling, counselling for children and young people and sex therapy.More information on the Relate website
A charity which exists to provide practical solutions and emotional support to the homeless, vulnerable and isolated of East Surrey. Working all year round to provide direct support to clients responding to their specific needs regardless of how complex their situation.Read more on the Renewed Hope website
Designed to provide adults in mental health crisis or experiencing emotional distress with a safe, out of hours alternative to A&E. Each site is staffed with a mental health practitioner and two trained Safe Haven workers.
Daily online support is also available between 6-11pm.
Provided in partnership between the Surrey and Boarders Partnership Trust and third sector mental health specialists and funded by Surrey and North East Hampshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups.More information on the Surrey and Borders Partnership website.
Providing a range of support services to improve the independence, confidence and life skills of people with a range of disabilities and support needs, whatever their age, in their local community.
Surrey Choices support disabled people, autistic people, those with sensory needs, mental health problems and older people. Their objective is to allow every person the chance to fulfil their potential and reach their goals, through enjoying, learning and achieving.More information on the Surrey Choice website.
A website providing Surrey residents and their families details of care, housing and accommodation, community and health information, money matters, support getting around the area, things to do and support services.More information on the Surrey Information Point website
Hosting regular activities and special events for adults and children from Toddler Time to Digital Volunteer support.
Check what's on in your local library on the Surrey Council website
Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum (SMEF) supports and represents the needs and aspirations of a growing ethnic minority population in Surrey.
Providing support for over 50 grassroot community groups, building relationships between faith groups, and running projects to help black and minoritized ethnic people across the county to feel a part of their community, improve their wellbeing and learn new skills for work and life.Read more on the Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum website
An independent registered charity offering a free service of emotional support and practical help from trained and supported volunteers. The service is for adults and their carers living in every Surrey borough and facing the challenges of life-limiting conditions including cancer, Motor neurone Disease and Multiple sclerosis.More info on the Brigette Trust website
Wellbeing advisors with a broad range of knowledge and experience who will work with you to improve your health and wellbeing by agreeing achievable goals and setting a plan to suit you.
Helping you make a range of positive changes including:
- losing weight, healthy eating and getting active.
- reducing alcohol consumption or quitting smoking.
- Meeting new people and engaging with the local community.
- managing your emotional wellbeing, including worry, stress and low mood.
- remaining independent, safe and well at home.
Also offering support for carers and financial, housing or employment advice.
More information on the Wellbeing Prescription website
A Community & Wellbeing Centre providing wellbeing services and leisure activities to the residents of North Tandridge and surrounding areas. Located in Caterham, the Centre hosts a number of local community groups and is run by a local CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organization) in Caterham.Find our more on the Westway website