‘HAFAN’ residential facility in Anglesey
Hafan is a beautiful 1930’s, 14 bed, disabled friendly residential treatment and training centre of excellence for ex-personnel and their families. It is set in its own private grounds and overlooks breath taking views of the surrounding countryside towards Snowdonia.
The pastoral setting encourages healing and recovery. There is a real sense of calm and tranquillity about the place which offers the perfect environment for the delivery of care and restoration to our current and ex-service men and women and their families.
The facility provides a full state of the art residential package which includes classrooms and therapy rooms.
Residential treatment is offered to give a chance to get away from the distractions and triggers in everyday life and allow veterans and their families to recuperate and focus on getting better. The treatment and training centre offers a variety of psychological support packages to ex-service personnel and their families, who may have been exposed to traumatic events or who may be suffering from a whole host of conditions including PTSD, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Misuse, Social Exclusion, Family Breakdown and many more. This service is not generally available in the NHS or elsewhere.
At the heart of the programme offered at Hafan is The Restore Programme. This is a residential 5 day course for ex-service personnel that combines peer support, psycho-education, exercise and group activities withEMDR, CBT and EFT interventions
Family work is vitally important, the effect on the family is so often overlooked. The various Hafan programmes offer emotional and practical support, they help in guiding the healing and restoration process through a variety of interventions such as psycho-education, therapy, group work and general care and support, including specialist bereavement care programmes.
Maj. Frank Boyle, holder of the Queen’s Gallentry Medal, who served 37 years in 4 Para (V) and was deployed to Iraq said that “developing Hafan will result in an outstanding facility for veterans and their families who need sanctuary and support for mental health problems”.
Former Lord Mayor of Liverpool Frank Doran himself served as a reservist for over 30 years said that “Hafan and The Restore Programme will go some way to plugging the gap in services currently offered by the NHS for veterans which is ill equipped to deal with their needs”.