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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