Blaenau Gwent

Hafal’s services in Blaenau Gwent for clients and families include:

  • Respite Breaks for Carers
  • General Support
    • Information
    • Advice
    • Groups
    • Befriending
    • A voice in planning

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

Contact Hafal Blaenau Gwent:
Michelle Boyd – Practice Leader

Malcolm O’Callaghan
Godwin Hall
Commerical  Road
NP13 2JA
Tel: 01495 214 715


Carers Participation Office
Hafal Aberbargoed
Unit 10 St Margaret’s Park
Pengam Road
CF81 9FW
Jaki Southgate: 07812 153948

The “Up4It” project offers an Early Intervention Service in collaboration with the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. We offer a holistic approach to recovery for young people experiencing first episode psychosis and their siblings.
For more information please contact 01633 238800 or email:


Download annual local report 2017 for this area

Download local information leaflet

Management team:

Sharon Jones: Director of Operations
Sam Hewitt: Area Manager (South East Wales)
Tel: 01792 832 400

Hafal Blaenau Gwent is supported by County Borough of Blaenau Gwent


Matthew Pearce Head of Communications