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The British Society for Mental Health and Deafness (BSMHD) is the leading UK charity for the promotion of the positive mental health of deaf people in the UK.

Mental health includes healthy emotional, psychological and social development, the prevention and treatment of mental illness and other disorders. BSMHD focuses on those whose first or preferred language is sign language. Additionally BSMHD is interested in the mental health of all deaf people, whatever the age of onset or degree of deafness.

The main activities are:

To promote the development of specialist mental health services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate and accessible for all deaf people

To work with the UK Department of Health to promote policies leading to the development of accessible mental health services for deaf people

To support, develop and deliver training opportunities for professionals working in mental health and deafness

Regular specialist conferences showcasing examples of good practice from across the country

A website as a central point of information for all matters relating to mental health and deafness

Charity No: 1057135

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