National substance misuse consortium DACW has adopted a new brand as it welcomes mental health charity Hafal as its newest member.
The newly-expanded group will focus its work on Developing a caring Wales.
DACW secretary Clive Wolfendale said: “Our new brand reflects DACW’s overriding ambition to make Wales a more caring place for people with substance misuse and mental health issues – and to ensure everyone has access to rewarding opportunities to improve their lives.
“We’re delighted Hafal has joined the consortium and look forward to working with Alun and his team to help improve the choices and services available across the country.”
Mr Wolfendale also praised the efforts of former DACW director Lynn Bennoch, who has stood down from the consortium after four years’ service. She will be replaced as chair by Jean Harrington of Aberdare-based TEDS.
Hafal chief executive Alun Thomas said: “Hafal’s members, people with serious mental illness and their families and carers, have long called for holistic services for people in crisis.
“The partnership with DACW provides great opportunities to develop services which are focused on people and based upon their needs, choices, hopes and aspirations. We look forward to working across Wales as part of DACW.”