Surrey Young People’s Substance Misuse Service

Catch22 Surrey Young people’s Substance Misuse Service (SYPSMS) is a county-wide specialist treatment service, offering; one-to-one support to young people and their families, a 24 hour help line, counselling and pharmacological support, as part of a tailored recovery approach for young people aged 11 to 21-years-old successfully delivering positive outcome for the young people we work with.

11 to 21-years-old | Surrey

What we are

Catch22 Surrey Young people’s Substance Misuse Service (SYPSMS) is a county-wide specialist treatment service, offering; one-to-one support to young people and their families, a 24 hour help line, counselling and pharmacological support, as part of a tailored recovery approach for young people aged 11 to 21-years-old  successfully delivering positive outcome for the young people we work with.

Young people are at the centre of all we do. We ensure the young person knows they will be listened to at all times. We work with young people at their pace, in an environment where they are comfortable – we don’t expect them to travel to us. We also offer volunteering opportunities.

How we help

  • a ‘harm-reduction’ approach
  • a 24/7 helpline line for young people and their families
  • rapid response for prescribing needs, including access to needle exchange
  • individually tailored help
  • family work
  • specialist support for mental health problems
  • transitional support to adult services

We also provide; targeted support, training, consultation advice and guidance to professionals, as well as additional support in Surrey through our Music to My Ears Emotional Health and Wellbeing Project and partnership work with CAMHS Mindful service.

Catch22 have a history of close positive partnership working with Surrey young people and families Services, education, housing, A&E’s, treatment providers, police  and other agencies across Surrey ensuring young people get the right support they need, when they need it.

What we have achieved 2016-2017

Catch22 SYPSMS last year worked with 325 young people and their families when needed.

86% of the young people leaving our service significantly reduced their substance misuse.

90% of young people whom we met, remained engaged with the service, whilst they needed our support.


Young people say

“For me Catch22 is the one thing that has helped me.”

“I feel like I have 100% ownership over my treatment. My support worker is great and I have a really good relationship with her. Catch22 has really helped me turn my life around.

“He believed in me, taught me how to be positive and gave me goals that I was able to meet.   I am now completely drug, alcohol and tobacco free and my life is unrecognisable from what it was a year ago.”

“She built up a good relationship with me even though I find talking to new people hard, I never felt judged and always felt I had a lot of support, she has helped me improve my life!”

“I stopped smoking cannabis. My worker made everything simple and easy to understand which helped me focus on my future”

“Felt it is a good service because always keeping in touch, messaging, reminding me of appointments. Felt it was a personalised service”

“I learned so much about myself through having the support with Catch22. My worker and I talked about what I have been going through he listened to me and never judged me; it was a safe place for me to really talk about how I was feeling. He made me feel that I was worth so much more than I thought I was at this time of my life. …..I now have a plan for my future and I am going onto college in September to study health and social care. I hope to fulfil my dreams of travelling and to become a psychiatrist”

Further information

Referral options for this service

You can refer yourself
You can refer family or a friend
You can refer a client

Anyone can refer to this service, including young people themselves. Referring is simple:

Volunteer and placement opportunities

You can volunteer for this service
You can get a placement at this service

Volunteers play an important role in the service. Please contact if you are interested in volunteering.