Hafal is a leading Welsh charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with a mental illness or physical disability and their carers.

Hafal (meaning ‘equal’) is the principal organisation in Wales working with individuals recovering from mental health problems – with a special emphasis on those with a serious mental illness – and their carers and families. We also support others with a range of disabilities and their carers and families.

We are managed by the people we support: individuals affected by illness and their families.

Our key aims are:

  • To improve people’s lives through the fulfilment of holistic, recovery‐focused, individual Care and Treatment Plans for everyone receiving secondary mental health services and equivalent high quality Care Plans for all our client group
  • To reduce inequalities in health and social care outcomes for all our clients and carers
  • To ensure that support and friendship is available to all our client group – and not just those in direct receipt of our services – as part of their on‐going recovery and support.


Hafal is part of the Welsh charity Adferiad Recovery. Find out more about Adferiad Recovery at: adferiad.org.uk


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We deliver a number of exciting projects with our partners – find out more…


Hafal’s Professional Reference Panel provides professional expertise from the mental health and other relevant fields.

HELP Panel

Hafal’s Expert Leadership Panel (HELP) is a group of knowledgeable, creative and talented people, including service users and carers, who are ready to use their direct experience to help with Hafal’s campaigning and its development and delivery of services.

Charity number 1093747.   Registered company number 4504443.   Matthew Pearce Head of Communications

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