Time to Change Wales, the campaign to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems in Wales, is collecting photos to create a montage of faces from Wales for their leaflets and publicity materials. The campaign is keen to use photos of real people, both with and without lived experience of mental health problems, to highlight the message that the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health problems affects us all and that together we can work to end it.
A consultation on the Welsh Government’s new mental health strategy has been launched today by Health Minister Lesley Griffiths.
Gofal has secured Big Lottery funding to run the innovative new ‘GreengAge’ project. This exciting initiative combines Gofal’s mental health expertise with horticulture and volunteering, in order to improve wellbeing and reduce social isolation amongst older people in Cardiff.
In his latest Western Mail column, Gofal Executive Director Ewan Hilton reflects on the social isolation facing many older people across Wales. He also highlights Gofal's new GreengAge project, which uses befriending and horticulture to improve wellbeing amongst the 50+ community in Cardiff.
On Sunday 15th April 2012 the third Brighton Marathon took place, attracting over 9,000 runners and raising over £4m for more than 300 charities.