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Coronavirus Impacts Report

At SignHealth we are worried that the Coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected the Deaf community, and that many of the issues we have faced may have been hidden. In August and September, SignHealth conducted a survey asking … Continued

Face masks: What you need to know

Face covering exemptions What are the requirements in England? More details at gov.uk/coronavirus I feel anxious about wearing face masks, what should I do? Or see tips from Jen Dodds on Limping Chicken I am … Continued

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

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

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.

Dr Sarah Powell: why acceptance is important

Dr Sarah Powell on the importance of acceptance: It’s important to accept and be proud of your deaf identity. As a deaf community we should not be segregated, for example it does not matter if … Continued

Deaf identity and mental health

Today I will talk about the importance of Deaf identity and how it is linked to our body image. What does that mean? Well having a good deaf identity can mean having good mental health, … Continued