An event taking place at Hafal Tŷ Aman Centre, Ammanford is set to provide key opportunities for clients, members, staff, volunteers, partner organisations, funders and supporters of Adferiad Recovery in Carmarthenshire to play a part in shaping the charity’s future.

The event, on September 9 at 11am, is part of a national campaign, Talk to Adferiad, which will see thousands of people across Wales and beyond engage in a conversation about the new charity which launched earlier this year.

Adferiad Recovery combines the skills and expertise of its founding charities – Adferiad Recovery, CAIS, Hafal and WCADA - to provide services for people in Wales with mental health problems, addiction issues, and co-occurring and complex needs.

The event will include talks and short films by clients and third sector providers, information stands from various partner organisations, an outdoor exercise session (weather permitting) and BBQ food, as well as a visit and short introductory talk by members of the West Wales Motorcycle Project.

It will be attended by the local authority and Hywel Dda commissioners as well as clients and a number of third sector provider partners across Carmarthenshire.

Announcing the campaign, Adferiad Recovery Ambassador Michael Sheen said: “Talk to Adferiad will see us holding a big conversation involving all our stakeholders across Wales and beyond.

“We’re a new and ambitious charity, and we want you to discuss exactly what type of charity we should be, what our goals should be, and what we should be campaigning for. What you tell us will decide what we do in the coming years.”

Alun Thomas, Chief Executive of Adferiad Recovery, said: “The important thing to remember is that Adferiad Recovery belongs to its members - mainly clients and their families – and also its other key stakeholders including volunteers, staff, partners, funders and supporters.

“The trustees and management of Adferiad Recovery are at their service and ready to act on what they tell us. The point of this campaign is to provide that opportunity and stimulate a far-reaching and diverse conversation about what we should be aiming to achieve as a charity.”