SignHealth’s BSL Healthy Minds is partnering with the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) to write guidelines on commissioning mental health services for Deaf people in primary care.
BSL Healthy Minds and the RCP are setting up an Expert Reference Group (ERG) which includes academics, service providers, therapists and commissioners. The group will help develop the guidelines and we are looking for Deaf services users who could also help with this exciting work.
We are seeking two Deaf service users who have been through primary care (both Deaf and hearing services) to join the ERG. They will give their views and feedback on what they would like commissioners to know about mental health services for Deaf people.
If you’re interested in taking part, what should you expect? You would need to come to two meetings. The next meeting is in London on Thursday 14th April and will be three hours long. We will pay for your travel and you will also be paid £50 for attending the meeting.
If you are interested please get in touch with Celia Hulme via the BSL Healthy Minds or SignHealth Facebook pages or email:
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