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Chard WATCH CIC

Chard WATCH CIC

Non-profit

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CHARD WATCH CIC (Working Altogether in Chard) is a group of like-minded people whose aim is to provide other isolated individuals from Chard, and the surrounding areas, a safe place to grow by ...

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Activities Coordinator - Open Mental Health

1–3 hrs/wk
Flexible location
OutdoorsSocial contactOrganisation & planning
Community & familyHealth & wellbeing
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Summary

Our warm, fun community project is looking for someone who likes connecting with others through activities and wants to support their local community.

Detailed description

Alongside our Member Coordinator, you will be finding out what activities and events our members want -asking and listening, with confidence, to thoughts and ideas from the members of our project. You’ll also be offering some ideas of your own. There will be opportunities to support our days out. Additionally, you may also be helping members access community facilities and/or resources.

The best person for this role will be warm and creative, good at being organised and can link well with our members with compassion, patience and empathy. You’ll be good at negotiating with a range of different people and be able to share personal experiences of mental health and recovery to support, empower and bring hope to others.

It would also be great if you had experience in arranging social activities in a supportive setting and a good knowledge of person-centred practice

Our project is a lovely setting to work in as our members encourage a warm and welcoming place to be, you’ll be warmly welcomed into this. We also recognise that training and development are very important and we offer a range of on-going training opportunities and emotional and professional support to all our volunteers.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

About Chard WATCH CIC

CHARD WATCH CIC (Working Altogether in Chard) is a group of like-minded people whose aim is to provide other isolated individuals from Chard, and the surrounding areas, a safe place to grow by developing confidence, friendships and valuable skills.

We give members an elevated sense of confidence and empowerment by enabling them to take their own positive steps… Change comes from within, and we help people take their first steps to fulfill their potential.

Founded in 2010 by members, we have built the project around our lived experience to help reach out and engage with other isolated and lonely people in the community. Social isolation/anxiety is getting worse, we can help remove the barriers & restore faith in your community.

Social isolation affects so many people, and we have members from all walks of life: adults with mental health issues; elderly; minority groups; young adults isolated; physical disabilities, adults recovering from dependency of alcohol or substance abuse – anyone who feels alone.

WATCH is part of the Somerset Open Mental Health Network (OMHN) which is formed with community Mental Health partner organisations and the NHS Somerset Foundation Trust. As a partner we specialise in Peer Support that will benefit all the OMHN services and be of benefit to individuals in their recovery and maintaining wellbeing. There are peer worker roles within the OMHN for people with lived experience who feel able to support others.
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