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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 that there was a competition to find a name for the new group in Wales.  Sara Jenkins won 1st and 2nd prize for her logo ...
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BSMHD and St Andrew’s Healthcare Call for Papers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2ZG5rCtD7o&feature=youtu.be 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 theme of diversity, deaf people and mental health. Proposals can be made in BSL (recorded video clip) or written English using our Submission Form. ...
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Call for papers

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

English and BSL Abstracts submit to conferencesubmissions@standrew.co.uk by 26th February 2021 https://youtu.be/cBwGUHnt5tA 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, Dr Deborah Morris, and Mrs Shirley Farthing) will review and score submissions. Abstracts are selected on the basis on their links to the conference ...
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Winners of design logos

Congratulations!

Sara Jenkins won 1st and 2nd prize for her logo submissions for a new mental health research network.   Dovydas Arlauskas  came third – winning the 3rd prize.  The competition was to find a new logo for this group (which now has a webpage. Photos of the competition winners can be found here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/media/jan-2021-newsletter-DEAF-mhresearch-v2.pdf The aim of the network is to connect people who are interested in d/Deaf mental health research.  BSMHD collaborated with Julia Terry at Swansea University to start ...
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Mental Health video resources in Scotland

Mental Health Video Resources with Deaf Links, Deaf Scotland, ITV Signpost, See Me and SAHM

BSMHD would like to thank DeafLinks for sharing these videos about mental health for people to watch. Out Of My Head: https://youtu.be/0benfedpI-8 The Faces of Mental Health: https://youtu.be/z7eU2dc8k2Q It’s Good To Talk: https://youtu.be/_1f1IPZ8PIoMental Health Overarching: https://youtu.be/QGtwffkjDJI
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pandemic news

Impact of Covid-19 on Deaf people with additional problems

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, Deaf people who use British Sign Language (BSL) have experienced difficulties in accessing health and social care. Written by Kevin Baker and Paul Redfern. Full text articles can be found here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzDSYcO4KPc&t=7s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgLeaJFp31M&t=31s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94JJrKWyFno&t=19s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBy7D77SXa0&t=47s
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