Saturday 14 May 2011

Taking the Vale

The microbus took the Vale by storm on Friday with its message of empowerment for people with a serious mental illness. The "Taking the Wheel" campaign rolled into Kings Square, Barry, featuring not just the bus but the accompanying simulator which already has an awesome reputation having put the wind up delegates at the Seminar on Thursday.

Hafal's staffer in the Vale Rikki Withers said: "The event has a Wacky Races' influence which ties in with the campaign's motoring theme. There's been plenty of refreshments, games for children and entertainment on offer as well as, of course, a range of information available on serious mental illness.

"The message from service users that has come out of today's event has been that the power balance between service users and professionals needs to change. We hope the rights given to clients by the new Mental Health Measure will even up the situation."

For more on the background to the campaign see this link and check when the bus and simulator comes to your town here.