News Posts from : 2010

“We need to keep fighting for better mental health services”

Hafal National Service User Champion Sue Barnes has urged legislators to ensure that the regulations in the Mental Health Wales Measure “prescribe a holistic care and treatment plan and that the plan addresses service users as individuals.”

Expert Patient Trainer Project – update!

The Expert Patient Trainer Project, a three year initiative supported by a UK Project Grant from Comic Relief, is now in it’s sixth month.

Hafal’s Expert Patient Trainers are service users or carers who are being supported to gain their own training qualifications and to use their knowledge and ’lived experience’ to develop and deliver a range of quality courses to various organizations in the educational, voluntary, private and public sectors.

Hafal hosts annual autumn conference

Hafal’s work across the 22 counties of Wales was showcased at our “Road to Recovery” autumn conference which took place in Builth Wells yesterday.

Hafal issues a ‘Breaking the Barriers’ checklist

Hafal has issued a checklist of the Welsh Assembly Government’s report on young people’s mental health services “Breaking the Barriers: Meeting the Challenges – Better Support for Children and Young People with Emotional Well-being and Mental Health Needs”.