Chard School Donation


We were pleased to welcome the ‘Watch Project’ to our school assembly today. The ‘Watch Project’ is a charity in Chard which works to support the mental health of local adults and children and is the charity that, as a school, we chose to support this academic year. In assembly the Student Council were delighted to present a cheque to the charity following collections at our Christmas performances last term. Our thanks to the school community for their generous donations to this worthy cause.


Chard School Donation

Once again Chard School have been very generous and have donated £251.70 to WATCH. This money was raised from Christmas events at the school including their Nativity Play.

Thank you so much for your generosity.

Recent Donations!

We would like to thank the following for their generous donations.

Brecknell Willis who donated £240 to us. Thank you.

Nicola Hardy – Thank you for your continued support (£40 donation)

Village Bakers – for collecting £14.60 Thank you.

Time for Change Champions

Aiden from Time to Change visited us to meet anyone who would like to become a Time for Change Champion with a view to go on his training on the 5th December.

“Members trip to St Audries Bay Holiday Park”

Our members enjoyed a day out on 30th October and had use of the swimming pool and took part in a Nature Trail a lovely lunch was provided by our hosts. Numerous members took the opportunity to walk down to the sea front and generally had a good time.

Our members enjoying a lovely lunch
The amazing buffet table
The lucky winners of the Nature Trail Competition

Exe Valley Walk

On the last leg, nine of our members accompanied a very challenging eight-mile walk along the Exe Valley today. The start of the walk involved some fairly difficult and slippery terrain, including scrambling over and around lots of fallen logs and trees. Everyone worked as a team to help and support each other. They had fun, felt uplifted and showed that they had more resilience than they had realised. 

After a very nice light lunch at a beautiful pub and restaurant next to the Exe at Bickleigh.(just what you need if you’re walking again in the afternoon), we continued on our way, this time on roads. We knew there was a hill coming, but we didn’t realise how steep and how long. Although the going got tough, the tough got going! Again, members worked together to look after each other and to offer support and encouragement.
I am so impressed at how, when faced with problems or difficulties, members come together in support. So very much in the ethos of WATCH.
We would like to thank Amanda Broom, who with her husband Wayne helped with all the logistics of the walk,  Jeff Townsend and Julie Bingham for allowing us to join one day of their much larger walk!
We will post very soon how much Julie, Jeff and the members and volunteers have raised for Chard WATCH
Julie Matthews / Richard Miller / Kevin Townsend

We are moving our office!


On Friday 25th October 2019 we are moving our office to:


                 Snowdon House,  High Street, Chard, Somerset

TA20 1QS

Our temporary phone number in office hours will be: 01460 391596                                                               Out of hours number: 07506 238540

Our new office hours are: Monday to Friday 9m-1pm

This office unfortunately cannot accommodate visitors so if you have an enquiry please ring or write to us as stated above. We would like to take this opportunity to give heartfelt thanks to all at Forefront Community Centre and Church for the support they have given us since 2008 when we started as a small peer group made up of adults with mental health issues.  Watch would not be where we are today with the wonderful work Forefront do. We will continue to work as closely as ever with Forefront in the heart of Chard making valuable connections.  – Julie Matthews


CHARD WATCH are delighted to be involved in the new Somerset Wellbeing Learning Community –

We are producing and co-facilitating a course for SWALC in Chard. Julie and Rani met today to plan their four week course. Titled “Exploration of inner blue sky” The course details can be found here: