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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 with SignHealth

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week, 18-24 May 2020, is an important opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health issues, advocate against social stigma and promote wellbeing. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek     In response to … Continued

BSL access to NHS volunteer responders

NHS Volunteers can support you with picking up shopping, medication or other essential supplies while you shield at home. Contact them through an interpreter using BSL Health Access

The ‘About Me’ Plan

A personalised wellbeing plan for Deaf people More Information We hope this plan will support Deaf people during this difficult time with sharing vital information about you with the people around you. From stories shared … Continued

BSL Zone Q&A Stream: Coronavirus and Domestic Abuse

Available to watch after 7pm, Wednesday 20 May 2020 Domestic Abuse: A discussion Fifi Garfield, Marie Vickers & Sabina Iqbal discuss domestic abuse and how the current lockdown situation has changed things. This Q&A programme … Continued

Deaf Awareness Week 2020

“As the Deaf health charity we’re always excited to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week! We love any opportunity to boast about our community and the fantastic deaf people we work with and for, and we’re really proud to help spread the message about deaf awareness.” – James Watson-O’Neill, CEO

BSL Health Access for the UK’s Deaf community

We need to be able to communicate with doctors and nurses now. SignHealth have teamed up with InterpreterNow to provide a solution, to fill the gaps in BSL interpreter provisions.

We have a new look

Our new website has more content provided in BSL and clearer directions and processes for referrals. Check out the health video library and subscribe to emails with updates related to our services and campaigns.

Domestic Abuse Service – Coronavirus contigency plan

The SignHealth Domestic Abuse Service is still accepting referrals and our staff are working remotely. We are continuing to support new and current clients via video calls.

Trustee Shadow Scheme

We are proud to launch our new Shadow Trustee Scheme. SignHealth is looking for young Deaf people who would like to gain experience at the board level.

999 BSL access update

We are working with Ofcom and other charities to call for a video relay service which will enable BSL users to contact 999 through a BSL / English interpreter.

SignHealth launches Two Deaf Foot Fund

Two Deaf men walk the length of the UK to raise awareness of mental health issues facing the Deaf community.

Film premiere – domestic abuse short films

These five films were commissioned by SignHealth with funding from the Home Office to help raise awareness of five issues related to domestic abuse, including: consent, forced marriage and sexting.