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World Federation of Deaf people’s International week

Video Clip - World Deaf Day

British Society for Mental Health and Deafness trustees would like to share some information related to Sundays theme ‘Human Rights in time of crisis’ which is linked to infectious diseases, climate change, natural disasters and armed conflict. The one area that we could talk about is infectious diseases which would include C-19. We could talk…

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World Mental Health day

A video clip - World Mental Health day on Sunday October 10th

The BSMHD would like to let you know about the World Mental Health day on Sunday October 10th which is focusing on the theme of “Mental Health in an Unequal World”. We know that Deaf people have a much harder time accessing mental health care compared to hearing people. There is unequal access to care…

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Tribute to Hazel Wilcock

Tribute to Hazel Wilcock

How can anyone express how much Hazel meant to so many people, and the great work that she has done for the Deaf community and beyond. Those who knew her back in the 1980s and 1990s will remember her as a Social Worker working with Deaf people in the Lancashire areas. Hazel always cared so…

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Welcome to the first Newsletter of 2021

Welcome to the first Newsletter of 2021

2021 looks like giving us some hope with the vaccine roll-out and perhaps not a moment too soon with the impact on our mental health.  There have been some studies that indicate there are increased levels of anxiety, of suicide attempts and difficulties in maintaining mental health wellbeing. Congratulations to Sara! We reported last October…

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BSMHD and St Andrew’s Healthcare Call for Papers

Online Conference, Tuesday 29th June 2021 Call for papers BSMHD is delighted to announce that in partnership with St Andrew’s Healthcare, we will be hosting an online conference on Tuesday 29th June 2021. The conference will be accessible in both British Sign Language and English. We are accepting proposals for presentations and posters under the…

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BSMHD and St Andrew’s Healthcare Call for Papers – Abstract submission

Call for papers

English and BSL Abstracts submit to conferencesubmissions@standrew.co.uk by 26th February 2021 Submitting an Abstract Guideline Abstracts should present new research, new working practices and any other perspectives that will further our understanding of the field of mental health and wellbeing for Deaf people. The Scientific Committee (Dr Katherine Rogers, Dr Kevin Baker, Dr Alex Hamilton,…

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Congratulations!

Winners of design logos

Many congrats to Sara! Sara has won for her logo submissions for a new mental health research network.

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Impact of Covid-19 on Deaf people with additional problems

pandemic news

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, Deaf people who use British Sign Language (BSL) have experienced difficulties in accessing health and social care. However, these difficulties have been accentuated by the lockdown, with organisations moving away from physical interaction primarily to telephone contact. To examine the effects on Deaf people, it is useful to give some historical context.

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