Gofal strives to develop emotionally resilient and supportive communities in which individuals can express themselves with confidence. Our efforts are creative and responsive to need, supporting recovery and reducing isolation through engagement in physical activity, the natural environment and the arts. We also work towards creating safer communities, supporting rehabilitation and engaging with a wide range of partners to improve the mental health and wellbeing of individuals with a variety of support needs.
Out of Hours
Out of Hours offers emotional and social support to people in their own homes who may have been/are experiencing a mental ill health crisis when many other services are unavailable. The service runs 7 days a week, running through into the evenings and on weekends, 365 days a year. We work to counteract the anxiety, loneliness and distress that many people with mental health issues may feel when other support may not be available.
We work to prevent these feelings becoming a crisis and we also work to provide support for people who have had to be admitted to a psychiatric facility in an emergency.
We offer emotional and social support through:
- Listening and talking;
- Offering practical support for people to build up social networks; make friends; use their time in an interesting and stimulating way; and access leisure and therapeutic social activities;
- Offering support to access local volunteering, training and educational opportunities;
- Looking to support individual physical wellbeing – such as cycling, walking groups & gym sessions.
Where we operate this service: Bridgend
Smile is a peer-support group for people suffering from depression and anxiety. The group meet on a weekly basis and look to support one another with the issues they are facing.
We aim to provide a therapeutic environment where we provide tips and techniques to help the individual improve their mental health and wellbeing. We also provide information sessions on a variety of subjects. The group has made a huge difference to a number of people experiencing depression or anxiety, providing a life-line and much needed support.
Where we operate this service: Vale of Glamorgan