Hafal’s services in Cardiff for clients and families include:

  • Employment and Vocational Training
  • Integrated Family Support Service
    (Both are referral access only)
  • Carers Participation/Involvement Project
  • ♦    Carers Advocacy
    ♦    General Support
    ♦    Information
    ♦    Carers and Families support Groups
    ♦    A voice in planning

Hafal Cardiff 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.

whole person

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

Lydia Williams, Practice Leader 

Mob: 07974 175189

Email: lydia.williams@hafal.org

Lesley Parker: Recovery Practitioner (Garden Project)
Mob: 07811 399125
Email: lesley.parker@hafal.org

Nerys Mainwaring: Family Support Worker
Mob: 07985 163343
Email: nerys.mainwaring@hafal.org

Hafal’s Manager for this area is:
Jason Cockings
Tel: 02920 565959
Email: jason.cockings@hafal.org

Gardens House
C/o Museum of Welsh History
St Fagan’s

Tel: 02920 565959

Download the local information leaflet

Hafal Cardiff is supported by:
Cardiff County Council
Cardiff Local Health Board

The Housing and Council Tax section of Cardiff City Council is keen to ensure that all the people entitled to apply for benefit do so.

1 in 3 people who could get money off their Council Tax bill are missing out. If you are on a low income you may be entitled to help from the Council to pay your Council Tax.

To find out more please visit their website: www.cardiff.gov.uk/benefits