DSN is committed to developing and delivering innovative services and support programmes to promote health and well-being in our communities.

We work closely with our service users and partners in health and commissioning to ensure that health messages and services are accessible and available to all, and are always eager to find out about your experiences to see how we can further improve health pathways for people with a sensory loss.

Health Awareness and Deafness (HAnD)

Our HAnD programme promotes health awareness across the Deaf community, and has been a vital source of information and advice over many years. DSN has helped service users understand more about health issues including cancer, heart disease, mental health and stroke awareness, and so much more.

This links well with our wider research into Deafness and Dementia, and our focus on combatting social isolation and loneliness which can have such a negative impact on health if not addressed.

We are proud of our work in this area, and look forward to developing greater links with health partners in the coming years.

Health Advice In BSL

Deaf people are more likely to be undiagnosed, or poorly treated, for a range of health conditions. To try to help address this, SignHealth have created a library of health advice in BSL.

Crisis Text Line for Deaf People

Deaf people who need help with urgent issues such as suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying or relationship issues will now be able to access support immediately. If you’re Deaf and experiencing a personal crisis, unable to cope and need support, text DEAF to the number 85258.

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