Wednesday 26 March 2014

On The Road 2 - Over There

I spotted an interesting initiative by our good friends in the USA - NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) - follow this link.

NAMI Walks involves thousands of supporters taking a walk together in dozens of locations across the States. This is a nice link to our Let's Get Physical! campaign which we will be launching in May so I must suggest to our extensive social media team that we link up and compare notes...

NAMI is US's largest grassroots mental health organisation dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. They advocate for access to services, treatment, support and research and they are steadfast in their commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

They are also the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organisations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programmes.

Wales is almost exactly 100 times smaller in population than the United States and Hafal is about 100 times smaller than NAMI - but they are good friends and we have a great history of exchanges and mutual support.