Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Week 2021

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week (until 16th). Here are some stats for you. ⏺ 11 million people in the UK are deaf or hard of hearing.⏺ There are 151,000 BSL users in the UK. And.. Deaf people are more likely to: ⏺ have poor mental health – up to 50%, compared to 25% for […]

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Marie Armstrong

Stress Awareness Month: Dot’s Marie Armstrong On The Pandemic & Her Own Deaf Awareness Tips

April is Stress Awareness Month. My colleague Marie, who has a hearing loss, gives a personal view of how she’s found the pandemic and shares great Deaf Awareness tips. Kathleen — My hearing loss has become increasingly challenging and at times stressful with everyone wearing masks and socially distancing, I can no longer lip read […]

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Local Council To Become ‘(D) deaf friendly

I was so pleased to see that Antrim and Newtownabbey are to become a ‘D(d)eaf-friendly’ council.😊 The local authority will commit to providing signing on their social media videos. The council is also likely to: Appoint a “deaf champion” Introduce sign courses for staff Commit to approving deaf awareness (working with neighbouring councils and deaf […]

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JDX Deaf Awareness Training

Deaf Awareness Training For JDX Consulting

It was a pleasure delivering Deaf Awareness training for #JDX Consulting. JDX provides valuable, strategic, technology and operational consulting services to financial services companies, market intermediaries and FinTech companies. In the fun online session, which included breakout rooms, we covered: – The prevalence of deafness in the UK – Communication tips – Introduction to fingerspelling and basic […]

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