Our warm, fun community project is looking for someone who likes connecting with others and wants to support their local community. Do you have IT skills? Perhaps you are a recent graduate or college student and would welcome the opportunity to use your skills whilst helping a local group?
We are looking for some help with producing leaflets, posters etc. Perhaps you have that creative flair and eye for detail?
We also need someone with some IT technical knowledge who can help with our IT hardware as and when needed.
Volunteering with Watch will allow you to gain experience in the mental health field, give you valuable opportunities to gain skills in a community project and would also be a great addition to your CV. You would also have fun through joining a great group of people!
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.