Hafal Ceredigion 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.

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:

whole person


In the process, the Programme covers all aspects of Hafal’s local service including:

  • Referral
  • Induction
  • Planning and action
  • Review
  • Managing services
  • Wider empowerment


Hafal’s services in Ceredigion


Cyfarfod Befriending Scheme

The Cyfarfod Befriending scheme operates throughout Ceredigion to offer support for people with a long-term mental illness in their recovery.

Contact: Ruth Wilson

Tel: 01970 624 756

Email: ruth.wilson@hafal.org


High-needs Housing Service

Supports people with a mental illness with community-based support seven days a week.

Contact: Wayne Hurley

Tel: 01970 624 756

Email: wayne.hurley@hafal.org


Aberystwyth Social Clubs

Provides support for people with an enduring mental illness, empowering them in social interactions whilst providing recreation within the community. Activities include: art, music and creative writing workshops.

Contact: Ruth Wilson

Tel: 01970 624 756

Email: ruth.wilson@hafal.org


Hafal Noddfa, Aberaeron

Provides walk-in support to people experiencing mental health problems in the Aberaeron area. Activities include: music, crafts, quizzes and promoting health life style.

Contact: Ruth Wilson

Tel: 01970 624 756

Email: ruth.wilson@hafal.org


Gorwelion Link Worker Role, Aberystwyth

Provides support, advice, information and signposting for people experiencing mental illness, and, also their carers. Activities include: workshop activities and promoting physical wellbeing.

Contact: Ruth Wilson/Aaron Walters

Tel: 01970 624 756

Email: ruth.wilson@hafal.org / aaron.walters@hafal.org


Contact Hafal Ceredigion
9 Portland Road
SY23 2NL

Tel: 01970 624 756

Email: ceredigion@hafal.org


Download the local information leaflet


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