We are seeking Trustees to join our Board of Directors. This is an excellent opportunity to join our team at what is an exciting time for Chard Watch. WATCH is a proud member of Open Mental Health, an alliance of local voluntary organisations and the NHS, working in partnership to ensure that residents of Somerset get the support they need, when they need it. Our involvement is creating lots of great opportunities for us.
As a Trustee, you would be involved with supporting a community group which reaches out to socially isolated adults in the local community. Experience in the mental health field would be beneficial along with any experience in HR, IT, finance and general life experience.
This is a great opportunity to be involved in your local community. and enhance your CV. Normally the board meets at our office in Chard, but at the moment meetings are via Zoom.
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.