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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. 

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

Upcoming events
12th November 2015
Gloucester Deaf Association, Colin Rd, Gloucester GL4 3JL
Mental Health affects us all. How we think and feel about ourselves and our lives affects our behaviour…
6th February 2015
BDA England Office, Derby Deaf Club, Rycote Centre, Parker Street, Derby, DE1
There will be presentations from local health services and Deaf Organisations. If you wish to attend, please inform…
11th March 2015
Manchester Conference Centre, 78 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3NJ
This event is aimed at Professionals working in Healthcare, Deaf people, deaf organisations, and all health service users…
Urgent Donations
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…

Overall progress
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