Blaenau Gwent

Hafal Blaenau Gwent helps people with serious mental illness and their families to work towards recovery. All our services are underpinned by Hafal’s Recovery Programme which empowers clients and families to take control of their lives and achieve recovery.

Hafal’s Recovery Programme is a modern approach to dealing with mental illness.

As an organisation managed by its members – people with experience of serious mental illness and their families – Hafal has drawn on many years’ experience in dealing with serious mental illness to make the Recovery Programme as effective as possible.

What’s the Programme about?
Hafal’s Recovery Programme isn’t just about medication or other therapies which deal directly with symptoms. These can be very important, but mental health is built on much broader foundations.

For any one individual the biggest step to recovery may be finding a place to live, getting a job, establishing a good relationship with their family… usually there are a set of different things which are important to an individual’s recovery.

This is where Hafal’s Recovery Programme comes in. When individuals experience serious mental illness, the Recovery Programme offers them a more methodical way of improving all aspects of their lives.

whole person

How does the Recovery Programme work?
The Recovery Programme encourages you to take a “Whole Person” approach, looking at the following areas of your life in order to move forward:

In the process, the Programme covers all aspects of Hafal’s local service including:

  • Referral
  • Induction
  • Planning and action
  • Review
  • Managing services
  • Wider empowerment

Hafal’s Recovery Programme in Blaenau Gwent is delivered through the following services:

Godwin Hall Resource Centre: encouraging people who have mental health problems to work towards their recovery by: attending and participating in a range of activities including gardening, arts and crafts, cooking skills, computer skills, getting involved in planning of services and living a healthier lifestyle

General Support: information, guidance, group and individual activities on a needs-led basis, encouraging empowerment

Opening Hours:    Mon/Wed/ Thurs/Friday 9.30am – 4.00pm   Closed Tuesday

Contact Hafal Blaenau Gwent:
Malcolm O’Callaghan
Godwin Hall
Commerical  Road
Llanilleth
NP13 2JA
Tel: 01495 214 715
Email: blaenaugwent@hafal.org  
Michelle Boyd, Practice Leader                                                                                                                                                                                          Tel: 01633 264 763                                                                                                                                                                                        Mob: 07866702747                                                                                                                                                                Email: michelle.boyd@hafal.org


As part of the Gwent Mental Health Consortium, Hafal offer a range of Wellbeing and Training opportunities for those affected by mental illness and their carers alongside our partners:

  • Torfaen & Blaenau Gwent Mind
  • Caerphilly Borough Mind
  • Newport Mind
  • Mind Monmouthshire
  • Inside Out Cymru
  • Growing Space.

Opportunities include 1-2-1 and group support, focused around structured courses which include:

  • Healthy eating
  • Budgeting and managing your finances
  • Assertiveness skills
  • Confidence building
  • Physical activity
  • Managing anxiety
  • Stress management and relaxation

A Hafal Carers’ Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm – 4pm at Hafal in Duckpool Road.

Up4It: outreach support to young people aged 14-25 who are experiencing first episode of psychosis and their siblings.
For more information please contact: 07580 792 138 or email: laura.morgan@hafal.org

Download local information leaflet

Management team:

Caroline Newman: Director of Operations                                                                                                                        Email: caroline.newman@hafal.org
Tel: 01792 816 600

Hafal Blaenau Gwent is supported by County Borough of Blaenau Gwent