Welsh associate member Hafal kicks off peer mentoring scheme
Welsh associate member Hafal has officially inaugurated its peer mentoring scheme following the recent opening of its groundbreaking Gellinudd Recovery Centre by Health Minister Vaughan Gething AM.
The new in-patient Centre is staffed by both registered mental health nurses and registered general nurses, and is supported by physiotherapy, psychological therapy, occupational therapy and other services, as well as a psychiatrist. Most importantly, it is staffed by Peer Mentors who have personal experience of mental illness.
Gellinudd’s first cohort of Peer Mentors recently received certificates from Hafal’s Chief Executive Alun Thomas for completing their Peer Mentoring training, which was developed and delivered by trainers Kevin Fisher and Dave Smith.
Alun congratulated the Gellinudd Peer Mentors on their achievement – and welcomed their unique input into what will be an empowering and recovery-focused service.
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