On Monday 3 July 2023, Abigail Gorman and Bryony Parkes from SignHealth and Dr Sophie Roberts, Clinical Lead for Deaf Mental Health, presented our co-produced report Shaping the future of deaf mental health.
There are stark inequalities and gaps in mental health provision for deaf people in England. At the event we shared the recommendations for what needs to happen for there to be true equality to NHS England and other key professionals.
We are optimistic that NHS England will take action on these recommendations. We will continue to work closely with NHS England to improve the quality of mental health services for all deaf people.
Response NHS Review of BSL Commissioning Arrangements
Recommendations acknowledge ineffective communication for deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users in health settings across England.
Report Review of the NHS Accessible Information Standard
Urgent priorities for change, informed by patients’ lived experience and NHS professionals.
Service Psychological Therapy Service
The only NHS therapies service delivered in British Sign Language (BSL).
Report Guidance for commissioners of primary care mental health services for deaf people
2017 report from the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health and SignHealth.