Hafal’s Carers’ Wish List

Hafal’s Carers Lead Jackie James will be visiting the Senedd tomorrow, along with carers from Hafal, to talk to AMs ahead of Carers’ Rights Day on Friday. Jackie will be presenting AMs with the following Carers’ wish list which will be displayed at a reception on December 1st.

Hafal publishes briefing note for AMs

Welsh mental health charity Hafal has published a Briefing Note on Mental Health for Assembly Members which examines three key issues for mental health service users in Wales.

Book reviews: “Jonny: my autobiography” and “Henry’s Demons”

“When I think back to that young lad playing mini rugby at Farnham, vomiting in the hedge through nerves, crying before games because he couldn’t bear the thought of not getting it right, I wonder how much has changed.” Those are not the words you’d expect from a world-renowned rugby player but they come from the autobiography of England and British Lion hero Jonny Wilkinson.

Victory for Service Users on New Welsh Law

Mental health service users in Wales have won the legal right to holistic care planning. Years of campaigning by service users and carers have resulted in new Regulations which give patients in Wales the right to a Care and Treatment Plan covering all areas of life.