#DeedsNotWords August Update: Tell us your priorities for women’s mental health!

It’s been a busy month on the campaign trail for Hafal!

Our 2018 campaign – #DeedsNotWords – highlights the mental health issues facing women in Wales in 2018.

The campaign will include 22 county events covering all of Wales. In August we enjoyed county events in Newport, Torfaen, Bridgend, Pembrokeshire, Monmouthshire, Ceredigion, the Vale of Glamorgan, Denbighshire and Neath Port Talbot!

Find out when there’s an event near you

We also launched our campaign survey which gives you the opportunity to tell us what ACTIONS should be prioritised to address the mental health issues facing women today.

Please spare five minutes and take part in our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YX7ZNZ3

We’ll use the findings of the survey to produce a campaign report. This will be handed to politicians, policy makers and health chiefs at the end of the campaign. The report will set out what they – and we – can do to better support women in Wales.

Campaign talk

We’ve been talking to women across Wales about mental health.

  • Hafal’s Deputy Chief Executive Sharon Jones who is on the panel leading the campaign gives us her views on the issues women face today in an exclusive interview here
  • Hafal Trustee Mair Elliott and Consultant Helen Bennett talk to ITV News about the state of mental health services in Wales here
  • Head of Safeguarding Rebekah Burns talks about women’s rights and equality here


How can I take part in the campaign?

As well as attending our events we are asking women across Wales to:

  • register their support and tell us what they are going to do to champion the campaign
  • share their stories about how they tackled or overcame mental health problems
  • lobby their AMs and MPs to affect change
  • reflect on their own wellbeing and make personal changes to improve their mental health
  • reach out and support other women who may be facing mental health or caring difficulties.

We are also calling on women in Wales with power and influence to change policies and legislate in order to support those women who are most vulnerable. We will ask the same of men in power.

We are asking everyone – women and men – to support the reach of the campaign, either by spreading the word or by following the campaign on social media (and using the hashtag #DeedsNotWords).

Find out about the #DeedsNotWords campaign at: hafal.org/deedsnotwords/