smws  Somerset Mental Wellbeing Service
Compass Disability Services working in partnership with Mind in 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 – Vidette Vidette has a background of working with vulnerable groups and their carers whose mental health has suffered at points in their lives. She is a devoted cat lady, enjoys reading, baking & is a big fan of Scandi Noir books & TV.
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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.
Hazel - Peer Group Support Workers Hazel is a West Somerset girl born and bred. Hazel has three children and likes walking on Exmoor, wild swimming and making chutney.
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Do you want to start your journey towards improved Mental Wellbeing? Call 01823 255917  email (In crisis? Please phone Samaritans (116 123) or your GP out of hours service.)
Opening times
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. 
Donna I have lived in Somerset all my life and enjoy the area. I live with my 2 children and enjoy reading, music and learning!
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!
‘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.’