Get involved


By donating or leaving a gift to Hafal you can help us provide essential support and services to people with a serious mental illness and their carers in Wales.

Whether your gift to Hafal is £10 or £10,000 it will go towards making a big difference to people’s lives.

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Hafal Head Office

Alun Thomas, Chief Executive
Nicola Thomas, Director of Corporate and Public Affairs

former Gellinudd Hospital
Lon Catwg
Neath Port Talbot

Tel: 01792 832400
Fax: 01792 813 056

Join us

If you would like to become a member of Hafal you can download the membership form here.

Why become a member?

Being a member of Hafal means that you can take part in shaping the future of mental health services locally, Wales-wide and UK-wide. For example, Hafal represents families on the Welsh Assembly Government’s Implementation Advisory Group which is advising on the Mental Health Strategy for Wales. The Welsh Assembly Government and UK Government both listen to Hafal, but more members mean more authority and more influence.

What will I get?

  • Mutual support

    Throughout Wales Hafal’s local networks offer support, practical help, and the opportunity to share experiences, make new friends and campaign on mental health issues. Membership holds the networks together and gives participants a voice in how we move forward together.

  • Practical help

    Hafal offers a wide range of services to those who experience serious mental health illness, their families and carers. See our services page to find out more.

  • Training and conference days

    Hafal offers a range of training days and conferences which are often free to members.

  • Information

    We provide a range of quality fact sheets, leaflets and booklets on a number of different subjects including the latest treatments, rights, benefits, housing issues and so on. We also keep Members informed through our Mental Health Wales journal, and mailshots.

  • A voice

    Members have the chance to increase awareness of severe mental illness and raise Hafal’s profile; for example, each year we have a stand at the National Eisteddfod.

How much will it cost?

The minimum membership subscription is just £1; this rate ensures that people who are in difficulty with their funds can join us. Each membership costs Hafal about £15 per year in printing and postage, so we welcome larger donations!

For more information, contact Tina Arnold on 01792 832 400, or at