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Mental Health Services



Provision of support for a range of mental health issues such as addiction, substance misuse and psychosis in a range of environments from specialised trusts to community services.

We also commission services for those with Dementia or Learning Disabilities.

Our local hospital that provides both Acute and Community Mental Health Care is Farnham Road Hospital.

Visit the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust website for the latest NHS Mental Health News for GPs in the Guildford and Waverley area.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

CYP Haven Surrey.

The CYP Haven is a safe space for children and young people aged 10-18 where you can talk about worries and mental health in a confidential, friendly and supportive environment.

At each of the CYP Havens you will need to ‘buzz in’ (press an intercom button or a doorbell) to enter. A member of the team will let you in to a very child and young person friendly space inside. There are lots of spaces to sit down and have a confidential chat or to sit in a group for crafts etc. There are facilities for you to get a drink too if you would like one!

You don’t have to call first or book an appointment, you can simply turn up during the opening times.




Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

Anxiety, stress or depression?

Psychological therapies such as counselling, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioural therapy can help and are available free on the NHS.

You can easily self-refer by contacting one of the providers directly (listed in the card or shown on the poster opposite click to open).

If you are unsure or need additional support, contact your GP surgery to discuss further.

These services are provided free if you are 18 years old or over and registered with a GP in Guildford or Waverley.

Pick up a pocket card from your GP practice.

IAPT services pocket card [pdf]


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Safe Haven in Guildford

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Safe Haven service in Guildford offers support for people with emotional and mental health needs

The Safe Haven offers a safe, calm and therapeutic environment, promoting independence and recovery for people and their carers in need of support in a mental health crisis.

Safe Haven's are available in:

  • Aldershot
  • Epsom
  • Guildford
  • Redhill
  • Woking

Safe Haven Patient Information Leaflet [pdf]




Surrey Heartlands Partnership and East Surrey Dementia Strategy, published December 2017 on 

Guildford & Waverley area has 1,329 people with a recorded diagnosis of dementia according to GP registers (2012/13). Access to the right information, advice and support at the right time are crucial for people living with dementia, their relatives, carers and friends to be able to manage their condition.

Guildford & Waverley Dementia Resources and Information - This guidance has been designed to help you understand what support to expect, what is possible and what support to ask for at each phase. We hope people living with dementia, their relatives, carers and friends will use this guidance to get the help they need, when they need it and by doing so are enabled to live, and to die, well.

Services for people with Dementia in South West Surrey - This is a handy guide for people with dementia or those seeking more information, in Southwest Surrey.

Alzheimer's Society South West Surrey - provides guidance and links to information and support groups in South West Surrey.

Do you have a diagnosis of dementia or do you care for someone who does? Join an informal activity groups run by the Alzheimer's Society in Farnham, Cranleigh or Milford. The groups meet once a week and offer a selection of varied activities alongside the chance to socialise with others, please call the Group Co-ordinator for details on 01932 855582.

DementiaFriendlySurreyDementia Friendly Surrey - We all forget things, but if it starts to be a problem and interfere with our ability to do everyday activities then we shouldn’t ignore it. Find local information, advice and support on the Dementia Friendly Surrey website, or why not sign up to become a Dementia Friendly Surrey champion and discover how you can make your community a better place to live for people with dementia, their families and carers.

Free Dementia Awareness Training in Surrey. Dementia Friendly Surrey can offer staff within your organisation, FREE basic dementia awareness training in a variety of ways to suit your needs. Courses are being run across Surrey in 2014. The training is aimed at the layperson in a customer facing role provided by to highlight:

  1. What dementia is and how it may present.
  2. How dementia may be experienced and the challenges a person living with dementia, their family and carers may face.
  3. Appropriate and positive communication with people with dementia.
  4. Practical tools and techniques to support people with dementia in your particular setting, including in crisis situations.
  5. Where to go for further information and support.

Find out more here via the Surrey Information Point website.



Mental Health Information and Resources

NHS - provides general information about the different types of NHS mental health services available.

My Journey App - developed by Surrey and Borders Partnership aimed at teenagers who have mental health problems.

First Steps Surrey - provides information on emotional well-being material and training. Their aim is to provide the general public, communities and organisations with relevant information and strategies to help raise awareness on emotional well-being and to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Mental Health Foundation - contains a range of publications, including reports, briefings and information booklets. Hard copies are available to purchase and can be ordered online. Most publications can be downloaded free of charge as a PDF file.

MIND - provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

The Welcome Project - focuses on people who have mental health problems but is open to everyone who is between the age of 18 and 65 and lives in Guildford, Waverley and Surrey Heath and would like to better their well-being. They offer support and guidance to people who struggle with their mental health, suffering from depression, anxiety, mood swings, stress, feeling isolated and those who would like to improve their sense of wellbeing. The Project focuses on people’s needs to regain their power and strength, lead a well-balanced life, maintain and increase their feeling of well-being. You can refer yourself or get referred by your GP, mental health teams or other voluntary organisations. They work closely with Oakleaf Enterprise, Guildford Action and VASWS, which are long established charities in Surrey.


Page updated:26 July 2017
Next review due:22 January 2018
Model Publication Scheme:Class 9: The services we commission
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