News     06/01/2022

Adferiad Recovery Director Professor Euan Hails awarded with MBE

Adferiad Recovery is proud to announce that our very own Professor Euan Hails was awarded with an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

Professor Euan Hails is Adferiad Recovery’s Director of Clinical and Therapeutic Governance and a consultant nurse within the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board with responsibility for leading and developing nursing and allied health professionals and developing and leading clinical practice that is psychologically and research-based.

He has spent a career helping those in need, leading the development of the national Early Intervention Psychosis (EIP) services across Wales and has been recognised for services to children and young people’s mental health in Wales.

Professor Hails was also involved with Hafal for a number of years as a Trustee and latterly Vice Chair before becoming a Director of Adferiad Recovery where he has helped develop, shape and identify services, supported the CEO and trained members and staff.

Commenting on his MBE, Professor Hails said: “It’s a surprise, an unexpected surprise. I’m honoured. It’s quite nice to be thought of.

“I trained as a nurse in the 80s, I qualified in 1987. I specialise in helping children and young people.

“I think I was drawn to this field through my own experiences, having a family myself.

“Longer term, my grandfather was a mental health nurse, and my mother was a mental health social worker, and this was a large influence, visiting the sites where they used to work growing up.

“It’s good to see children’s mental health and the work surrounding it being recognised.”

We’d all like to congratulate Euan on his MBE and thank him for his continued hard work.