New Mental Health Charity for Wales is Launched

Hafal, Wales’ leading new mental health charity, is to be launched on Thursday 3 July 2003 by the First Minister. Rhodri Morgan will welcome a sponsored team who are cycling from Llandudno to Cardiff before formally launching the charity outside the National Assembly.

Achieving Recovery

A survey carried out by Mind and Which Health? magazine suggests that many people with depression and similar conditions are paying hundreds of pounds a year for prescription drugs prescribed for them by their GP.

Restriction guidelines issued for ECT

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recommended that the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) should be restricted.

Vote for Mental Health

In the run up to the Welsh Assembly elections on 1st May 2003, Hafal has appealed to all election candidates to place mental health issues firmly on their agenda.

National Assembly Elections 2003

The Electoral Commission has a range of information on a detailed section of its website relating to the National Assembly for Wales elections scheduled for May 1st 2003, including details of nominations by constituency.

Assembly Elections

In the run up to the May Elections, Mental Health Wales will regularly update this news section with Assembly Election news.

Hafal goes independent!

Hafal (meaning “equal” in Welsh) has been established in Wales to support people with severe mental illness. The new charity has been created as a response to devolution with the full support of Rethink, currently the leading UK charity for people with severe mental illness. Rethink is passing all its services and 75 staff in Wales over to Hafal.