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. 

“A safe place to restore capabilities and personal resilience”

The project offers a social base where members can regain confidence by accessing various workshops and activities like art, reading, woodwork, drama, personal awareness courses and IT workshops. These are delivered one day a week from the Chard Rugby Club, Essex Close, Chard.


  • If you’re interested in being part of the Project, please contact us on 07506238540 and ask for Julie. Alternatively, you can speak to your support worker.

 See our next Self-Management and Peer Support Training

Our courses take place over 8 weeks of 2 hour weekly workshop sessions. It is suitable for you if you have mild to moderate mental health issues and you wish to find your own potential and resources to support your wellbeing.

To book a place of this course or find out when and where other courses take place contact.
Somerset Mental Wellbeing Service (SMWS)
01823 255917 or info@smws.org.uk



 We are kindly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and Somerset Skills & Learning.