Compass Disability Services working in partnership with Mind Taunton & West Somerset, Mind South
Somerset Chard Watch CIC.
Unit 11—12 Belvedere Trading Estate, Taunton, TA1 1BH Compass Disability Services is a Registered
Charity No 1099376 and Registered Company No 4245798
Project Advisor – Gareth
Gareth lives with his wife and two dogs. He enjoys walking the dogs – who are both rescued and
both amazing. One in four of us have mental health needs and he’d really like to see people access
community based resources.
Referral Coordinator – Moira
Moira has a background of working with vulnerable groups and their carers whose mental health
has suffered at points in their lives.
She enjoys singing in her spare time and is a member of a community choir in Taunton. She also
enjoys the outdoors and is often stomping up on the Quantocks with her family. Both activities
have a positive impact on her wellbeing.
I was born and grew up in Zimbabwe.
I have a passion for helping people,
and 'making a difference' if I can. My
Moto for life is "Before you judge
someone, try and walk a mile in their
Hazel is a West Somerset girl born
and bred. Hazel has three children
and likes walking on Exmoor, wild
swimming and making chutney.
Jem grew up in Kent but loves
Somerset. In the summer, if he’s not
at a music festival, he might be cycling
or camping. He’s also a lazy gardener.
Anna - Peer Group Support Workers
Anna has lived in Hampshire, Swansea and Taunton over the
past 10 years, so has enjoyed travelling around and she loves
music, as well as cats and dogs, although has a fear of snakes.
Sharon - Peer Group Support Workers
Having worked in the Charitable sector for the past decade I am
delighted to be working within the Somerset Mental Wellbeing
Service. After holding a more back office role in fundraising, I
missed out on working with the people I was getting funding to
help, so whilst making the transition to engaging directly with
clients, gained my Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and
continue to enjoy supporting others on their own journeys to
Do you want to start your journey towards
improved Mental Wellbeing?
Call 01823 255917
(In crisis? Please phone Samaritans (116 123)
or your GP out of hours service.)
I live in a small village and love village life /
feeling part of and contributing to a
community. I’m pretty invested in a nature,
passionate about animal welfare - bit of a
mad cat woman and love the outdoors,
festivals, music, country fairs and most of all
my three lovely grown up daughters.
I have recently moved back to
Somerset after spending 4 years
studying and working in Manchester. I
am passionate about supporting
individuals with poor mental health to
make positive lifestyle changes. In my
spare time I enjoy long walks in the
countryside and going to gigs and
Jon has worked in Charitable Mental Health
services since 2003 and has enjoyed working
with people to help them have more positive
lives. He has two children and has a house
overlooking the Somerset levels. He has a
passion for being creative and can often be
found building / drawing / painting things.
I've been involved in mental health for
many years, so away from work I'm
currently trying to balance things up by
doing a bit more physical activity. Recently
I've tried running and swimming but I'm still
looking for the perfect sport for me. Cycling
‘The support had a huge positive impact on my mental wellbeing - I feel more confident, I was at a very low point
and I now have strategies to move forward’
‘It has really helped my confidence that I was taken on the bus into town. Also, it has made me think about my
goals, what I want to achieve and what I want out of life. This has actually contributed to a forthcoming house
move as I have decided to move to an area where I know more people and there is more of a community
‘The Wellbeing Navigators involvement made me realise that the services here are better than I’d experienced in
the past – I had little trust before. She made me feel that we were worth something and gave me confidence. We
are in a much better place now.’