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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 Health 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.


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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