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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Deaf mental health services

The national deaf mental health service (Birmingham) provides a culturally, ergonomically and linguistically appropriate service to deaf and deaf-blind people with a range of complex needs.

These may include severe and complex mental health problems, language deprivation or delay, personality disorder, developmental disorder, challenging behaviour or additional disabilities.

Deaf services
The service is aimed at service users (25+ in Birmingham and 16+ in Solihull) who are deaf and require assessment, treatment or management of a suspected mental health problem.

The professions represented within the deaf service include psychiatry, psychology, inpatient and community nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychodynamic nurse counselling, family therapy, advocacy, speech and language therapy, interpreting and communication speciality, dietetics and pharmacy,

The models of care we provide include acute, recovery, community day service and rehabilitation.

In order to accept a referral we must have the written agreement of your GP and local community mental health team or
community learning disability team.