Hafal’s Campaigns Manager John Abbott met the newly-appointed Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Minister Peter Black this week to raise the issues facing people with a serious mental illness in Wales. Discussing the new NHS structure that will see the establishment of seven Boards in place of the existing 14 Trusts and 22 Local Health Boards, Mr Black said he strongly supported Hafal’s call for mental health to be a priority.
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Hafal is taking part in a very exciting project with the largest independent healthcare ad agency in the UK, Langland.
Every year Langland donates a proportion of its profits to healthcare charities based in the UK and internationally. As well as offering actual hard cash, the agency also provides their skills and expertise on a pro bono basis.
The challenges faced by people recovering from serious mental illness was one of many issues discussed at Hafal’s autumn conference, an event which was held at the climax of one of the most significant years in the history of the Welsh mental health sector.
Milestone legislation, successful campaigns, widespread discussion and the prospect of new mental health laws – it’s been an extremely busy year and Hafal, Wales’ leading charity for people with severe mental illness and their carers, has been at the forefront of much of the action.
A unique photography exhibition showcasing the creative work of mental health service users, carers and members of the public has been held to mark World Mental Health Day (WMHD).
Hafal learners in Tenby were presented with their certificate of nomination for NIACE Inspire Adult Learner awards last month by PET Co-ordinaror Janet Davies. The Awards celebrate the learning achievements of individuals and community groups…
Something for your diary: Hafal will be at this year’s National Eisteddfod promoting its anti-stigma campaign, “Have you clicked?”…
A number of Welsh stars have visited Hafal’s Have You Clicked? Royal Welsh stand in support of its new anti-stigma campaign.
Scott Quinnell, Stuart Cable, Derek Brockway, Lembit Opik MP and Jamie Owen (pictured) were among a number of figures from politics and entertainment who came to find out more about how to combat stigma surrounding mental health…
Mental health charity Hafal’s Have You Clicked? anti-stigma campaign will get its national launch next week at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells.
Hafal member and service user Darryl Neil Stevens has just launched a brand new educational website that offers a fascinating look at Welsh history by tracing the origins of names….