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. The team 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
Propagating the values and wellbeing of the ethnic minority (BAME) within the community.Visit the Africa Community in Surrey and Surrey Twitter profile
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.
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.Read more 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
Offering a wide range of free and low cost activities for all ages. Home cooked hot and cold snacks and lunches are available daily and can be pre-booked on arrival.
The Horley Community Centre is open Monday to Friday. Please contact the centre directly to book and discuss any questions.Read more on the Reigate and Banstead website
People living in Horley and the local area can access the Food Bank by referral from local agencies. Once the referral is made the client can access the Food Bank once a week during the referral period and will receive essential items depending on the number of people in their family.
They offer a warm welcome, sign posting and a listening ear.Read more on the Horley Food Bank
In 2020, during the midst of the pandemic, our GP Federation, Alliance for Better Care had the opportunity to bring new life to a disused building in the heart of Horley in Surrey. The two-storey building was initially used to host a Clinical Decision Unit, a vital resource in assessing patients during the pandemic and soon became home to the Alliance for Better Care, Healthy Horley Primary Care Network and Growing Health Together teams. All three shared the ambition to create a new community hub that would help to transform the way people manage their health in their community.
Since its launch, the venue has become home to many initiatives and we are proud of the positive impact that the space continues to have on people’s health and wellbeing.More information on the Alliance for Better Care 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
A welcoming, supportive and positive group run by LGBTQ+ staff members. This is a place to make new friends and connect with the community. Join in discussions and discover book recommendations on a different topic each month.
Apply to join the group on the Surrey County Council website.Find out more on the Surrey County Council 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 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.Read more on the Relate 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 Boarders 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.
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
Time To Talk offers you the time and support to make the changes you want so you can feel better. They can help you to regain control of your life, enjoy and participate in life again, develop a new understanding of your difficulties and learn new ways of coping.More information on the Time to Talk 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