Friday 25 October 2013

It's a Wrap!

A last call for anybody who wants to attend the finale of our Lights! Camera! ACTION! campaign - the "It's a Wrap!" event in Builth Wells on 7 November. It's almost booked out but there are a few places left if you are quick - contact

Goodies on offer include sessions on...

* Getting the most out of your Care and Treatment Plan: an interactive session to help you get a plan that meets your needs

* Carers’ Forum: have your say about what Hafal can do to improve the lives of mental health carers

* Short Steps towards work: hear how our Big Lottery-funded programme has helped prepare mental health service users for the workplace

* Housing Forum: explore how we can resolve the housing-related problems of mental health service users

* Wrap! music workshops

* Users’ Rally: help us to set our campaigning objectives for the year ahead

* Gaining financial skills for life: Get top tips from the Citizens Advice Bureau about how to manage your money

* Psychological therapies today: a brief look at psychological therapies and how they can help people with a serious mental illness towards recovery

* Official Screening: Lights! Camera! ACTION! The Movie (Director's Cut)

* The Haftas (Award Ceremony) (don't ask - but I fear I have some kind of humiliating role to play in this)

You can also visit the It’s a Wrap! newsroom (digital media workshop) and help the Editor produce a round-up of news from the day, have a go at Tai Chi, hear about the latest research from the National Centre for Mental Health, and talk to our partners in the Mental Health Foundation, Bipolar UK and Diverse Cymru.

And, if have time left, you can visit our interactive Exhibition Zone where you can engage with staff and volunteers at a series of displays showcasing Hafal’s work across the 22 counties of Wales.

Oh, and it goes without saying, the trusty VW campervan will be loyally parked outside, no doubt in the rain, looking forward to a loving wax and polish before hibernation in our lock-up...or will she be needed this winter for further duties?

Incidentally she features prominently on our revised Facebook header, set in a sunny but autumnal Tenby - worth stretching the blog template a little to show you here...