Friday 5 September 2014

Two-L Llama Trekking

Today the Let’s Get Physical! campaign was in Gwynedd where visitors had the opportunity to find out about a unique North Wales service.

Service user William Williams-Jones tells us: "Today’s event took place at Tŷ Adferiad which is Hafal’s new Big Lottery-funded project. It gives people from across Wales the chance to come for a three day break and look at their recovery plans. It’s a completely unique, service user-led project.

"In the afternoons the focus is firmly on physical activity! Visitors can take part in motivational activities and outdoor pursuits. There are loads of things on offer including walking, rope work, sailing, canoeing, canyoning, quad biking and llama trekking.

"It’s about building confidence and trying new things. People leave here wanting to get out there and take up new sports. In the process they get to meet other service users and carers and make new friends."

Visitors at today’s event also had the opportunity to have key health checks in the mobile health centre, talk to a nutritionist, take part in have-a-go sessions using a range of gym equipment, and enjoy a healthy buffet.

Hafal Practice Leader Mandy Morsley says: "Hafal Gwynedd will be running regular healthy eating group and exercise groups beyond today’s event. As for Tŷ Adferiad – we will continue to develop a progressive service which leads the way in lifting service users’ and carers’ expectations. Our aim is to get people to take part in outdoor activities that they would never have thought of trying. And hopefully once they have tried them they’ll want to carry on!"

Find out more about Tŷ Adferiad here.

The one-L lama,
He's a priest.
The two-L llama,
He's a beast.
And I will bet
A silk pajama
There isn't any
Three-L lllama
. - Ogden Nash

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