Hafal Newport 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.


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 Newport is delivered 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

Delivery sites include:

Duckpool Road Resource Centre: provides timetabled activities and offers practical and emotional support for service users from Hafal staff and their peers.

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

Up4It: 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 their first episode psychosis and their siblings. For more information please contact 07580 792 138 or email:

Contact for Hafal Newport
Michelle Boyd, Practice Leader
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Tel: 01633 264 763                                                                                                                                                      Mob: 07866 702747

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