Wellbeing and positive mental health is something we all want for both ourselves and our loved ones.
Deaf people are twice as likely to experience mental health issues such as depression and anxiety compared to hearing people. What makes this situation worse is that Deaf people find it harder to access support. When they go to the doctors, they can experience communication barriers which may only make their symptoms worse.
Remember, good mental health and feelings of wellbeing are as important as good physical health.
NHS info in British Sign Language
Please click on the link below and connect to a very useful site, full of easily understood NHS information, INCLUDING videos in BSL!!
Every hour of the day, someone from SignHealth is working to improve the health and wellbeing of Deaf people.
Their work is varied and aims to promote easier access to healthcare and information. They partner with the NHS and other services and take on projects, carry out research, and raise awareness.
SignHealth also deliver services to reach Deaf people in their shared language in their moment of need, through crisis textlines, domestic abuse support, therapy, advocacy and residential services.
Click on the link below to find out how SignHealth can help you