Many people in Wales with a mental illness – and their carers – are lonely and isolated. Hafal’s loneliness survey revealed that half of people with a serious mental illness had felt lonely within the last month, and 7 in 10 find that loneliness makes symptoms of mental illness a great deal worse.
Getting out and meeting people can have a huge impact on our recovery, but it’s not often addressed when we plan for recovery. Our 2015 All Together Now! campaign aims to change this.
Run by service users and carers and supported by Hafal, Bipolar UK, the Mental Health Foundation and Diverse Cymru, the All Together Now! roadshow will travel across Wales with music festivals and events taking place in each of the 22 counties.
On the journey we will reach out to thousands of people across Wales affected by mental illness – both in rural and urban areas – and give them the opportunity to enhance their social lives.
The roadshow is just one part of our campaign:-
- Find out more about the campaign’s aims and activities
- Read the rationale underpinning the campaign
- Download our ten tips for improving our social lives
- Find out more about the Service User and Carer Panel leading the campaign.
Throughout Summer 2015 we’ll be holding 22 county music events:-
- Find out when your county event takes place
- Follow the campaign on our Facebook and Twitter pages
- Join Hafal.