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Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 takes place from 16-22 May

The British Society for Mental Health and Deafness (BSMHD) is unique in the UK as it is the only UK charity that focuses entirely on the promotion of the positive mental health of deaf people.

Conference Programme 2016:  Deaf Futures: Health, Wellbeing & Equality

We are providing a conference about Deaf Futures: Health, Wellbeing and Equality.  The following key speakers will be giving the presentations:

Dr Jim Cormwell
Jackie Wan
Dr Andrew Alexander
Richard France
Melissa Mostyn
Dr Dawn Edge

Please visit this page to find out more information about the conference programme and key speakers.

Conference sponsored by:

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The British Society for Mental Health and Deafness are pleased to annource that they have been awarded a three year project grant of £224, 155 for their 'Hear Deaf Mental Health in Wales'  More information here...


The British Society for Mental Health and Deafness' Annual Report 2014 - 2015

To join us as a member of BSMHD group, please download Individual Member Application Form 2015-2016 to fill in and email, or post to the General Secretary.

The NHS accessible information standards were approved

The NHS accessible information standards were approved by the Standardisation Committee for Care Information (SCCI) on 24th June 2015. The standard is known officially as SCCI1605 Accessible Information. All NHS services will have a duty to provide accessible information to patients, service users, parents & carers from 31st July 2016.

The standards can be accessed in full can be found here

There is a BSL version available here.

The latest version of the Standards/Principles on improving the quality of interpreting in primary care, can be found here

Please support us in breaking down the barriers of Deaf Mental Health

To promote the development of specialist mental health services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate and accessible for all deaf people