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Connect is chosen as Surrey Heath Mayor’s Charity in 2016

We are delighted to have been chosen as one of Mayor John Winterton’s chosen charities, so for this coming year (2016-17), Connect will be involved in many of the Mayor’s events and fundraising projects.
Cathie, John and Di and Lucy Brown DI 2016_named Thank you to John and wife Di, for their support of Connect and we wish them every success in their exciting year.
Please look out for opportunities to take part,  and contact Connect if you need any further information about the Mayor’s role with Connect.
Events include a Golf Day at Chobham Golf Club on Friday September 16th, and a Mayor’s Ball on Saturday May 13th 2017.

UPDATE: There was a presentation in October 2017, of a cheque, covering the amount raised during the Mayor’s fundraising year . The total for Connect was …

Connect podcast on Eagle Extra Radio

eaglextra Hear the recent radio interview given by Connect’s Director Cathie Russell.
In the podcast, Cathie explains about the role of Connect in the community, and the service it provides today. In addition, she talks about the role fundraising plays in supporting the service here, and provides contact details for the service.

Click here to listen to the podcast – approx 8 mins   Note the podcast will open in a new window, please close that to return here.

Connect Awarded BACP Service Accreditation


This year Connect was awarded BACP Accredited Service Status.

In order to become an Accredited Service with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (BACP), Connect must show a high level of professional standards and fulfil strict guidelines of service to the public.

A Year in the Life of Connect

‘I was grieving and realized I needed help when I felt I had no purpose in life and was afraid of the future. My GP gave me a choice of counsellors. I chose Connect. Being able to talk about my feelings was a great help and has improved my outlook on life. Counselling has been a great help. Thank you.’