smws  Somerset Mental Wellbeing Service
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
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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.
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Cindy 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 shoes”
Hazel Hazel is a West Somerset girl born and bred. Hazel has three children and likes walking on Exmoor, wild swimming and making chutney.
Jem 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 staying well.
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Do you want to start your journey towards improved Mental Wellbeing? Call 01823 255917  email info@smws.org.uk (In crisis? Please phone Samaritans (116 123) or your GP out of hours service.)
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Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
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Anna 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. 
Sarah 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 festivals.
Jon 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.
Juliet 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 next!
SMWS FEEDBACK
‘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 atmosphere.’ ‘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.’