On your marks: Hafal’s 2019 ‘Let’s Get Physical!’ event takes place in Swansea this week!

Mental health service users and carers will have the opportunity to take part in a number of track and field events at Hafal’s South Wales ‘Let’s Get Physical!’ event which takes place in Swansea University Sports Centre on Thursday 5th September 2019 between 10:30am and 3:30pm.

The event, which will be attended by over 300 service users and carers from across South Wales, gives participants the opportunity to try out a number of sports and activities including:-

• 100m                          
• Horse racing
• Egg & spoon                    
• Relay
• Javelin                                            
• Shot-put
• Boules                                                
• Long jump
• Penalty shoot-outs          
• High jump
• Table tennis                       
• Tug-of-War             
• Bikeability                           
• Tai Chi
• Nordic Walking

…or get into the swing with a smovey workout!

Guests will include Hafal Ambassador and Welsh rugby legend Dafydd James plus members of the Ospreys rugby team.

A number of organisations will have information and advice stands, including:-

  • National Centre for  Mental Health
  • Drink Wise – Age Well
  • Bikeability
  • Keep Safe Cymru
  • Stroke UK
  • Swansea University
  • Include
  • Cyfle Cymru
  • Swansea Primary Mental Health Support Services
  • Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
  • Remploy
  • Alabare Wales Homes For Veterans

The ‘Let’s Get Physical!’ event is designed to complement the support delivered to clients and carers in Hafal’s local services to help them to make progress in the physical health and wellbeing area of their Recovery Plan.

As well as getting to try out some fun physical activities, participants will also get access to information, advice and guidance about how they can take small steps towards maintaining good health by eating more healthily, raising their activity levels and having regular health checks.

Hafal Chief Executive Alun Thomas said: “The ‘Let’s Get Physical!’ event is hugely popular because it’s high-energy and lots of fun. People can get advice and information on how they can improve their physical health, plus they can meet new people and, of course, take part in a variety of sports and activities. The best thing about the day is that anyone can take part – you don’t need to be an athlete, you just need a have-a-go attitude!”