BSL Mental Health A-ZA unique new resource for Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users is now available on NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’s You Tube channel.
The BSL Mental Health A-Z provides a guide to mental health terms, staff and treatments.
The first of its kind in Scotland, the video dictionary was created in response to issues raised by Deaf service users regarding barriers to mental health services.
While Deaf people are 40% more likely than the hearing population to suffer mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, signs for mental health issues are not widely known or fully explained.
The A-Z dictionary consists of 45 video clips covering topics such as Bipolar Disorder, Trauma and Schizophrenia as well as treatments including group therapy, recovery plans and counselling. It also explains the role and responsibilities of, for example, a Psychiatrist and Community Psychiatric Nurse.
To view the BSL Mental Health Guide, click here