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Friday, 20 May 2011

Mental Health and Deafness

Deaf people experience mental health problems in exactly the same way that hearing people do, but research into the area is limited.

However, there is a link between mental health and deafness. Estimates in children suggest prevalence in mental health problems of 40% in Deaf children compared to 25% in hearing children. In adults, a number of studies from different countries have indicated a significantly higher level of mental ill health.

Starting in October 2011, The University of Birmingham will be running their innovative and successful course 'The (Advanced) Certificate in Mental Health and Deafness". The course will offer the opportunity to build understanding, skills, and confidence in working with mental health and deafness.

Please contact g.d.wishart.1@bham.ac.uk for further information and your application form.

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