On 20th June 2012, the Western Mail reported on Lynne Neagle AM’s National Assembly debate about the impact of welfare reform on mental health. Gofal Executive Director Ewan Hilton commented on the negative impact of the Employment Support Allowance system on many of the people we support.
At Gofal, we are delighted to have signed up to support Age Cymru’s ‘Rule Out Abuse’ campaign. You can join us in showing support for the campaign by signing the Rule Out Abuse Charter today.
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.