A huge thank you to Unison Aneurin Bevan Health Branch who have very kindly donated a Learning Bus to Hafal.
One of Hafal Torfaen’s “Let’s Get Physical!” campaign goals for this summer is to work with carers on maintaining and improving their physical health – because a caring role can take its toll.
“My advice to anyone who is fairly physically mobile, whatever your age, is to get into Tai Chi,” says Paula-Louise Webb, a service user at Hafal Blaenau Gwent. “It’s easy to get into and once you start you’ll really get into it.”
Running alongside our “Let’s Get Physical!” campaign is an initiative to promote improved choice and sustained excellence in the delivery of both medications and talking therapies for people with a serious mental illness. Both of these projects are supported by Hafal, Bipolar UK and the Mental Health Foundation with Diverse Cymru helping us ensure that we reach out to minority and disadvantaged communities.
“Food co-ops are the way forward!” says Ellie McGuire, a service user from Newport.
Eden Springs have kindly agreed to supply bottles of water for Hafal’s forthcoming Physical Health Day which takes place at Swansea University Sports Centre on Thursday July 10th 2014.
A debate on “Improving Mental Health” will take place at a plenary meeting at the Senedd tomorrow (10th June 2014). The following motion has been tabled:
Today the Let’s Get Physical! campaign reached Caerphilly at an event which included a ‘smoothie bike’, exercise and dance taster sessions, and tunes from the Hyderus music group.
Competitive rower Heather Rees-Guant from West Wales is about to embark on her epic Indian Ocean row for Hafal which will take her across 5000 miles of open ocean from Australia to South Africa! Heather said: “Ocean rowing is all about mental and physical endurance.
Hafal service users, staff and Trustee Ceinwen showed their commitment to this year’s “Let’s Get Physical!” campaign by taking part in the Great Menai Strait Raft Run last Sunday