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First Steps wellbeing support now available in Guildford Borough

Life getting Tough?

Feeling stressed, worried, irritable, or down? Money worries? Finding it hard to sleep? Caring for others and no time for yourself?

The new First Steps to Support is a free phoneline to help those facing life's stresses and looking to improve their mental wellbeing, for themselves, their friends or family members.

The friendly staff at First Steps to Support are there to:

  • Understand what's on your mind, what's troubling you, and what you would like to be different.
  • Work with you to explore the best way of helping you.
  • Guide you to the right support to lighten the load, help you cope better and enjoy life again.

Contact First Steps to help ease the pressure.

Phone: 0333 332 4753

Text: 07860 026 657


The phoneline is open to residents over 18 in Guildford Borough.

Opening times:

  • Monday 8am-3pm
  • Tuesday 9am-4pm
  • Wednesday 10am-5pm
  • Thursday 9am-7pm
  • Friday 10am-2pm

Jemma Millman, Chief Operating Officer, Dorking Health Care GP Federation spoke on the award of the First Steps to support contract:

Jemma Millman Chief Operating Officer, Dorking Health Care GP Federation

As the need for support with emotional and mental wellbeing continues to increase in Surrey, I’m delighted to have this opportunity to shape a local service that will help people get the right help at the right time.

Dorking Health Care (DHC) GP Federation has a long history of supporting physical, emotional and psycho-social wellbeing. Our teams work together to develop new services based on what people need most and we believe strongly in the benefits of adopting a holistic approach.

We’re really looking forward to working alongside the Neighbourhoods to co-design and pilot a service that truly reflects local needs and makes a real difference to people’s lives.

Jemma Millman, Chief Operating Officer, DHC GP Federation


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