Deaf people are twice as likely as hearing people to experience mental health problems, yet they do not have equal access to psychological services.
Hearing people with mental health problems get to see a hearing therapist who can communicate in their language. But do deaf people get to see a deaf therapist who can sign? NO.
Deaf people do not have the same access to appropriate mental health services as hearing people. We want that to change.
Please help us with our campaign by taking a photograph of yourself with ‘I Support #TherapyTheDeafWay’ written on a piece of paper. Upload your photo to Facebook or Twitter, tag either BSL Healthy Minds or SignHealth (or both!) and add the hashtag #TherapyTheDeafWay.
Share it with as many people as possible! We need to get Jeremy Hunt to listen.