UK Government Consultation on Reforming the Mental Health Act - Response from Adferiad Recovery
In the issue we interview Adferiad Recovery’s first Chief Executive Alun Thomas and talk about his goals for the charity. We also talk to Hafal Practice Leader Ruth Wilson about her experiences of co-occurring mental health and addiction issues, and her path to recovery.
UK Election 2019
Our step by step guide to accessing psychological therapies
A Carers Week special issue
Our Spring 2019 issue of the Mental Health Wales journal focuses on loneliness and isolation.
An employment special
Special issue focusing on women's mental health.
A young people's special
A report and Action Plan following our 2017 Reducing Risk - Achieving Recovery action research project.
Mental Health Wales criminal justice special issue
A finance special
Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care Further written evidence submitted by Hafal
Our vision for improving the lives of people in Wales with a serious mental illness and their families over the coming years.
A psychological therapies special edition of the Mental Health Wales journal.
Even though this year’s election is dominated by discussions about Brexit, and even though health matters are devolved to the National Assembly, there are some key issues for people with a serious mental illness and their carers which are addressed by Parliament.
Our Spring 2017 journal focuses on veterans' mental health and features an interview with author Matt Johnson.
A guide for patients, families and professionals
A report on the BIG Carers' Tea Break 2016 campaign
“We Need to Talk Wales”: New Coalition launches report calling for improved access to psychological therapies
The National Collaborative Framework for Younger Adults (18 - 64 years) in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care Homes & Care Homes with Nursing for NHS and Local Authorities in Wales: A User's Guide
Our Winter 2016 edition of the Mental Health Wales journal is an older people's special...
“The Lost Generation?” report on the experiences of older people in Wales with a mental illness and their carers
A physical health special edition
A carers' special
The form overleaf provides mental health carers with a template which they can use to request a Carer’s Assessment – or an updated one if they have had one in the past – and ensure that it comprehensively deals with their needs.
A step-by-step guide for secondary mental health service users
The Spring 2016 edition of our Mental Health Wales journal, a talking therapies special
The National Assembly elections are very important for Hafal Members, particularly as health is the responsibility of the Welsh Government in Cardiff. So if you want to improve services for people with a mental illness and their carers, remember to use your vote - and to ask candidates to commit to these five key actions!
Criminal Justice issue
Mental Health Policy Briefing: National Assembly for Wales Plenary Debate 7 October 2015: Agenda item 5
Our ‘All Together Now!’ campaign, run by mental health service users and carers, and supported by Hafal along with partners Bipolar UK, Mental Health Foundation and Diverse Cymru has been a massive success, reaching out to people right across Wales who have been affected by mental illness.
This briefing summarises what the ‘Code of Practice’ says should happen when somebody is discharged from secondary mental health services.
Young People's Special
In this guide we provide an overview of the main psychological therapies and medications used to treat serious mental illnesses.
This paper describes how the current reforms to the welfare benefits system are causing difficulties for people in Wales who have a serious mental illness, and puts forward some proposals on what more the Welsh Government can do to help mitigate the impact.
Mental Health Wales Summer 15
This plan is based on the tips we’ve had from carer Members at Hafal. It’s based on real life and it applies both to new and experienced carers. The plan sets out the positive steps you can take as a carer to improve your life and support the person you care for.
An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder
An Introduction to Schizophrenia
Spring 2015 edition of the Mental Health Wales journal
Policy Briefing: National Assembly for Wales Plenary Debate 4 March 2015
UK GENERAL ELECTION 2015
Policy Briefing: National Assembly for Wales Plenary Debate 13 January 2015 ‘Together for Mental Health’ Annual Report 2013-14
PwC has been appointed by the Welsh Government to undertake a review of the current mental health ring-fencing arrangements; this is Hafal's response to its call for evidence.
‘Hafal’ means equal. Our mission is to empower people with serious mental illness and their families to enjoy equal access to health and social care, housing, income, education, and employment, and to: • achieve a better quality of life • fulfil their ambitions for recovery • fight discrimination.
If you are the carer of a person with a mental illness this leaflet will provide you with the information you need to find out where you can get support and advice.
A lot of people are talking about prudent healthcare at the moment. It's a principle Hafal wholeheartedly supports - and puts into practice. In this brief paper we at how a 'prudent healthcare' approach can work for mental health services, and provide five illustrative case studies.
Each November Carers Rights Day brings organisations together to help carers know their rights – and to get the help they are entitled to. In this Carers Special Issue we highlight key carers’ rights and explore how carers can get the support they need.
A guide for mental health services on how to promote physical health for service users and carers
This guide gives you tips on how to move forward when you have a mental illness.
This report summarises the feedback received during the 2011 service user-led "Taking the Wheel" campaign.
Stage 3 plenary debate on 4 February 2014
The Assembly Government is currently working on a new National Service Framework (NSF) for mental health which is due at the end of the year. In response, Hafal has produced a new report, “New Values – New Practice” which represents the views of our Members and makes concrete suggestions for a patient-focused NSF.
Based on the experiences and insights of hundreds of service users and carers "my recovery" will empower you to: be in control of your illness; look at all areas of your life, take stock and set goals; be positive, move forward and achieve maximum recovery.
This paper sets out Hafal’s vision for improving the lives of people with serious mental illness and their families over the next ten years.
Briefing Note on Mental Health
Report of a Seminar aimed at improving the lives of children and young people who experience serious mental illness.
A guide for students developed by people with a serious mental illness and their carers .
If you are receiving specialist services for a mental illness make sure you get a great Care and Treatment Plan! This guide tells you how...
In collaboration with the Mental Health Foundation and MDF The Bipolar Organisation Cymru, Hafal has produced a publication which features 12 people talking very openly about their experience of serious mental illness.
National Assembly Debate: Tuesday 10th June 2014 Improving Mental Health
HAFAL RESEARCH PAPER: Do current legal provisions provide adequate protection for carers in employment?
A step-by-step guide for secondary mental health service users
Help for people
What we've been achieving across Wales in 2013-14.
The plan sets out the positive steps you can take as a carer to move forward and support the person you care for.