Our Projects

Members and volunteers with the W.A.T.CH Project work on a variety of projects to raise funds for the project and to help achieve the project’s goal; bringing the community together and helping people to achieve their potential. These are some of those projects.

The Art Table

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At the Thursday Project volunteer Anne Townsend has a good following of members at the art table each week.

 Mosaic Project

Members of the Chard W.A.T.CH Project have once again started working with Richard Langford to create another Mosaic, this time for the Chard Hospital Entrance. With funding provided by the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, they expect to have another three done by 2017! Click here to check on their progress!

 

No White Peaks

To raise funds for the W.A.T.CH Project we are selling a charity release, on CD, of the late Peter Cushing reading Peter Kayne’s poem No White Peaks, with music by Adam Wakeman. More information here.

 

Turn Towards The Light

The W.A.T.CH Project members and volunteers worked together to create a book called Turn Towards The Light, which tells the stories of members’ journeys through mental health in their own words. More information on the book and how to order it can be found here.

 

Chard Intentional Peer Support Group

We are a group of adults with mental health issues that came together to create our own support group. Chard Intentional Peer Support Group was formed in the summer of 2007. Head over to the CIPS website for more information.

 

The Workshop

Image Courtesy of NHS Communications Somerset

Our volunteer carpenter, Paul Druce, is on hand every thursday (thoughout the day) to help members learn woodworking skills in our workshop. He encourages people to come with their own ideas and woodworking projects in mind to make use of free wood, donated by B&Q.We are currently seeking a second volunteer carpenter to join Paul in the workshop, if you are interested please contact