At a glance


  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Financial inclusion
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Substance misuse
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women
  • Young people

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Here at Mind in Taunton and West Somerset Mind (MTWS) we believe that everyone has a right to positive mental wellbeing. We are firmly confident that our projects contribute to support the wider community in which we live.

While we are affiliated to the national charity Mind we are an independent charity (registration number 1109626) that was set up in 1982. The national body campaigns to improve services raise awareness and promote understanding, and we support this actively.

The charity endeavour to help people before their condition becomes serious by training and education, support and advice, teaching a healthy lifestyle etc. However, the majority of the work is provided for people who have multiple health problems, which includes mental illness.  We also recognise that many of those with a chronic physical/neurological health condition are very likely to have an accompanying mental health issue.  These people find it hard to integrate into “normal” life: problems with work and being able to hold down a job (because of lack of understanding in the workplace), are marginalised because of their condition and feel isolated from all area of the community.

Our Charity’s Main Objects

To promote the preservation of mental health and to assist in relieving and rehabilitating persons suffering from mental or emotional distress requiring support or advice. We achieve this by:

  1. Working towards reducing stigma associated with mental ill health and reducing the resulting social exclusion of those with mental health difficulties or emotional distress

  2. Providing information and support to individuals by providing quality services

  3. Campaigning to keep mental health issues in the public eye by highlighting local matter affecting mental health service users

  4. Providing support and information to other local organisations on mental health matters

  5. Providing a range of opportunities including training for people to become involved as supporters or volunteers in delivering our services






We are a local Charity that has been providing support to people with mental and emotional health problems in the local area since 1982. We help those who are directly and indirectly affected by mental health issues, such as carers, families etc. In particular, we help these people through an out of hour’s helpline, Support and Advocacy Service, Inpatient complementary therapy, Peer Support groups, Guidance/information/signposting and Suicide Bereavement support. 

Our services are funded via contracts with various commissioning bodies and grant making tusts. 

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