Hafal’s Road to Recovery tour campaign begins

Welsh mental health charity Hafal’s Road to Recovery touring campaign has begun.

The campaign, which features a fully revamped 1960s VW microbus travelling through the 22 counties of Wales, made its first stop at Hafal’s Resource Centre in St Fagans, near Cardiff, yesterday.

The purpose of the tour is to spread the word about mental health recovery in a fun and informative way and yesterday’s event, which featured on the S4C lifestyle show, Wedi 3, had a 1960s flower power theme.

Approximately 100 people attended the tour’s beginning; 73 people signed a special Road to Recovery postcard which contains messages on key campaigning issues calling for:

• A new Welsh law (Measure) which gives priority to timely treatment and comprehensive care planning.

• All mental health services to be developed and delivered in response to individuals’ care plans.

• New resources to bring mental health services up to scratch.

The Road to Recovery’s next stop will be at Barry Town Square, Barry on Friday May 14th.

To follow the progress of the Road to Recovery campaign please visit: http://www.hafal.org/hafal/roadtorecovery.php

To read Hafal Chief Executive’s account of yesterday’s event in Cardiff please visit: http://billwaldenjones.blogspot.com/