The Deaf Health Charity SignHealth has been involved with patients and staff from the specialised Deaf mental health services. Together, we have been looking at how Deaf people can recover’ when they experience mental health problems. This does not mean ‘get better’. It is more like, recovering control in your life — even with a mental health problem. Rather than looking at negative things, it gets people to think about the positive things they have in their life and think about what they want from their life.
Patients who use the Deaf mental health services can now start using a new programme called All About Me. Deaf patients have been very involved in producing this.