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BSMHD Membership 2014/2015

If you have yet to pay yor annual membership of £35, please do so as soon as possible.

All members are asked to complete a new membership form which is available from the General Secretary..


DeafHealth Champions Conference - 16th October 2014, Manchester

The Deaf Health Champions project will be holding a conference at Manchester Conference Centre on Thursday 16th October 2014. This conference will be supported by SignHealth and will use their recent ‘Sick Of It’ report into the health of Deaf people as a platform for raising the awareness and profile of the health needs of deaf people and the Deaf Health Champions project within the North West Region.
The full programme which is aimed at Professionals working in Healthcare, Deaf People deaf organisations and health service providers, will be announced shortly. In the meantime, to express interest in attending the conference, please contact


The Dementia Challenge North, Continuing the Fightback - 18th September 2014, Leeds

Health and Social Care Reform and Govtoday are delighted to announce The Dementia Challenge North; due to the huge success of this event in London in April this year, this conference now moves to the North of England.

The Dementia Challenge North - Continuing the Fight Back conference is for those that live with, work with or are affected by dementia. This delegate focused event devotes maximum plenary time to the issues that really matter with updates on the latest developments in the fight against this most devastating condition.

To view the programme and booking form please visit


Social Care 2014: Better Guidance, Better Care - 15th September 2014, London

The latest conference in Govtoday’s successful stream of events on social care will be hosted at the Mermaid Conference Centre in Central London on September 15th.
Confirmed speakers include; Professor Gillian Leng CBE, Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Health and Social Care National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care Care Quality Commission. Jo Cleary, Chair, The College of Social Work.

For further information and a booking form, please contact;
Alicia Greally
Marketing Executive
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 686 5589


Transforming Mental Health Inspections - 17th October 2014, London

To safeguard the quality and safety of health and care services in the wake of high profile failures, the Quality Care Commission has dramatically transformed the way in which they monitor, inspect and regulate all health and care providers.

Capita Conferences are organising a one day national conference in London on the need to transform mental health inspections.
Confirmed speakers include;   Dr Paul Lelliott, Deputy Chief Inspector (Lead for Mental Health) QCC ,   Caroline Hacker, Head of Mental Health Policy, QCC.

For further information and a booking form, please contact;


International Mental Health and Deafness Congress, 16th to 19th September 2014, Belfast

ESMHD are organising a 4 day  International Congress on Mental Health and Deafness in Belfast on 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th September 2014.

Further details and updates will appear on the web site at


Mental Health First Aid training - England Only

Courses are delivered in BSL/SSE by Deaf Instructors.

There are currently no courses planned, but if you would like to attend a course or get BSMHD to organise a course, please contact the General secretary.

There are now 2 types of courses available - a full 2 day 'Standard' course or a 'Lite' course of 3 hours duration.

Further information can be found at;


Healthy Deaf Minds Meetings

London HDM London meetings will now be held at All Souls Clubhouse, 141 Cleveland Street, W1T 6QG, near Regents Park. Nearest tube station is Great Portland Street.

Entry is £5.00 (Please note that receipts are no longer being issued) which includes tea & coffee.

For further information, please contact;

Scotland - HDM Scotland meetings are held at various locations throughout Scotland.

HDM Scotland is able to continue with generous funding from Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation.







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