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Support for Deaf People with Mental Health Problems

Date of Event:    October 21, 2022

The Scottish Mental Health Service for Deaf People is a national service hosted by NHS Lothian that is committed to providing specialist support in Scotland for deaf people with mental health problems.

The service can offer:

  • Advice on local management of deaf people with moderate or severe mental health problems that present challenges in assessment and/or treatment across Scotland.
  • Assessment and/or treatment of patients at request of – or in liaison with – local clinicians on an outreach basis.
  • Advice/assessment of the possible requirement for specialist inpatient treatment.
  • Provision of training in deaf awareness and deaf mental health issues for mental health professionals.

Visit the Scottish Mental Health Service for Deaf People website to find out more about what the service can offer and how to refer.