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South East

HMP Coldingley

Service delivered in prison
HMP Coldingley is a Category C training and resettlement adult men's prison located in Woking, Surrey. We deliver substance misuse services (psychosocial and clinical) at this prison.

How we help

We offer a range of psychosocial and clinical interventions to help clients address their substance misuse.

  • Stepping Stones – a low-medium intensity intervention for those whose alcohol or drug consumption is at harmful or dependent levels
  • The Bridge – an intensive abstinence-based programme which outlines the journey to recovery and longer term treatment
  • Family service – our Family Workers sit within treatment teams, helping residents strengthen relationships with family, friends and wider social networks
  • Family Ties – a course of workshops focused on restoring healthy communication and trust between loved ones
Further interventions
  • Fellowship meetings – we co-facilitate Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings
  • Clinical interventions – provided by a nurse/doctor and including opiate substitution therapy (OST) and detoxification
  • Auricular acupuncture – acupuncture of the ears
  • Peer support
  • Individual key working sessions
  • We offer a wide range of standalone workshops and in-cell packs aimed harm minimisation, risk reduction, and relapse prevention

We are currently working on implementing an Incentivised Substance Free Living (ISFL) wing at HMP Coldingley. ISFL wings accommodate clients who have undergone the required programmes and wish to continue their recovery in a supported substance-free space.

How to refer

Any prison resident can self-refer to the service. We also accept referrals from third parties. If a staff member or third party refers a resident we will assess the resident if they agree to engage. All residents are seen as part of their induction.

Our partners



  • CNWL NHS – healthcare and mental health
  • PACT – family services
  • Western College – education
  • Fellowships – Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous (NA, AA)


  • Community DIP Teams
  • Belong – Restorative Justice
  • 4LeggedTherapies – PAT dog volunteers
  • Hepatitis C Trust
Other sources of help

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I hope that anyone out there who is feeling like they are at their ‘rock bottom’ can see what I have achieved whilst being in prison, and be inspired to believe in themselves.

Francesca, Forward client Read Francesca’s story