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About us

The Balsam Centre was the vision of a single mum with mental health challenges. She, and other members of the Wincanton community, developed her vision into a joint community venture, which has been working to improve the quality of life for people living in and around Wincanton for over 22 years. 

"The Balsam Centre is a place but it’s also a way of doing things. People coming here find new hopes, new direction and new connections. Everyone is welcome."
Michael Bainbridge, Chair of Trustees

Our Mission

Our mission

As a Healthy Living Centre, our mission is to provide community-based, participatory, purposeful and life-changing activities in a supportive and safe environment which improve people’s well-being.

Mother holding up her baby, who is looking at the camera
Six men stand outside the Men's Shed. They are smiling.

Our vision

Our vision is simple and shared by all who work here: for people to live healthy and happy lives.

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