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Hafal’s ‘Let’s Get Physical’ event takes place in Swansea this week

Hafal’s ‘Let’s Get Physical’ event takes place in Swansea this week

MENTAL health service users and carers will have the opportunity to take part in a number of track and field events at Hafal’s South Wales ‘Let’s Get Physical’ event which takes place in Swansea University Sports Centre on Thursday 6th September 2018 between 10:30am and 3:30pm.

The event, which will be attended by over 300 service users and carers from across South Wales, gives participants the opportunity to try out a number of sports and activities including:-

·         Track and field events

·         Boules

·         Volleyball

·         Table tennis

·         Nordic walking

·         Tug-of-war

·         Egg & spoon race

·         Penalty shoot-outs

Guests will include Swans Lee Trundle, Leon Britton, Yan Dhanda and Dan James, and Ospreys Phil Jones and Will Jones.

A number of organisations will have information and advice stands, including:-

·         National Centre for Mental Health

·         Keep Safe Cymru

·         Bikeability

·         Carers Centre Swansea

·         YMCA

·         Street Football Wales

·         Swansea University

·         Cyfle Cymru

·         The Pumpkin Patch Kitchen & Garden

·         Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

The ‘Let’s Get Physical’ event is designed to complement the support delivered to clients and carers in Hafal’s local services to help them to make progress in the physical health and wellbeing area of their Recovery Plan.

As well as getting to try out some fun physical activities, participants will also get access to information, advice and guidance about how they can take small steps towards maintaining good health by eating more healthily, raising their activity levels and having regular health checks.

Hafal Chief Executive Alun Thomas said: “The ‘Let’s Get Physical’ event is hugely popular because it’s high-energy and lots of fun. People can get advice and information on how they can improve their physical health, plus they can meet new people and, of course, take part in a variety of sports and activities. The best thing about the day is that anyone can take part – you don’t need to be an athlete, you just need a have-a-go attitude.”

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