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Service User Projects

Hafal new.JPGHafal is a principal organisation in Wales working with people recovering from serious mental illness, their families and carers. Hafal is run by the people it supports and the charity is founded on the belief that people who have direct experience of mental illness know best how services can be delivered. They jointly support the Service user and Carer Partnership Research Development Group along with the MHRN-C and Involving People.

The Service User and Carer Partnership Research Development Group consists of committed individuals with an interest in mental health and is sponsored by the MHRN-C, Involving People and Hafal. The academic lead is Dr. Phil Tyson from the University of South Wales.

The overall aim of the Service User and Carer Partnership Research Development Group is to significantly increase the opportunities in Wales for service user and carers to be involved in writing research funding applications and undertaking mental health research, whether this is research prioritised by mental health organisations or research that service users and carers themselves see as a priority. The group has presented at the INVOLVE 2010 & 2012 conferences, and this year (2014) presented a model of good practice at the World Health Organisation Congress on Empowerment in Lille, France.