Newsletters for July 2020

Welcome to the July Newsletter First, congratulations to one of our Trustees, James Watson-O’Neill who won the ‘Charity Leader of the Month – July’ award from Cause 4.  He won this for his work with SignHealth in promoting better access to information about Covid-19 and better access to health services.  See: A big clap for James! Second – BSMHD has received a letter from the Black Deaf UK Facebook Group directed at the British Deaf Association (BDA) asking for greater representation of the ...
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Newsletter – June 2020 Newsletter - June 2020 Welcome to our June Newsletter.  We have been busy, creating four Guidance documents for professional workers to try and remind them that there are Deaf people out there who depend on access to their services. The first was for GPs, the second for Emergency teams, the third for Hospital managers, and finally the last for Social Care. We have had a good response from quite a few organisations and we very much hope that they ...
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Mental Health Project in Wales

Hear Deaf Mental Health

Our 'Hear Deaf Mental Health in Wales' 3 year project (2016 - 2019) was successfully completed in December 2019.  During the 3 years, some of the highlights of the project were: We trained over 110 people in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)Four deaf people became MHFA InstructorsOver 40 people attended Mindfullness coursesWe supported nearly 70 people under the Mental Health Advocacy stream of the project which supported accessible servicesWe were in partnership with Action on Hearing Loss, BDA Wales, Centre ...
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Newsletter May 2020 - Available in BSL

Newsletter – May 2020 Welcome to our May Newsletter.  This week (May 18 – 24) is Mental Health Awareness Week, with the theme of ‘kindness’ so there will be quite a few mentions of mental health in the media.  Here’s a link: Do remember that despite the Coronavirus crisis, we still have services that we can signpost people to e.g. Deaf4Deaf, SignHealth’s Psychological Therapy service, the ‘Shout’ emergency support service (the partners are Shout, Crisis Text line and SignHealth – see: ...
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Mental Health First Aid Training

Newsletter – April 2020 This is a very tough time for all of us – and especially for those who have lost loved ones.  It is also a tough time for those who have mental health issues and who have to stay at home, only to go out for shopping or exercise.  We also know that those of you who are still working are trying to do your best to support people and are reporting a lot of pressure. Do remember – there ...
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New List of Mental Health Services!

Because of the Coronavirus crisis, BSMHD has created two lists: one of all Adult Mental Health services in the UK and the other is of all Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the UK. The aim is to ensure that anyone who is supporting a Deaf person who may need mental health support can contact the services directly. Both lists have addresses and contact details, plus how referrals are made. The Adult Mental Health services in the UK ...
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