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#WorldKindnessDay

Maya Angelou- quote see below in comments. Like this quote. 
Be kind, if you can’t be kind, say nothing at all. Consider people have feelings, can easily get hurt, or can be sensitive. 
Have a nice #WorldKindnessDay

#WorldKindnessDay Maya Angelou- quote see below i...

Men and suicide 

Part 2- why are men are more vulnerable than women. 

Contact Deaf4Deaf by text or glide 07736835445
Or email info@deaf4deaf.com 
Or website www.deaf4deaf.com 

3 min long

Men and suicide Part 2- why are men are more vul...

Men and suicide. 
Fact: 
Every day 12 men take their own life. 

That’s 84 men every week.

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.

So men, if you’re struggling, don’t ‘man up’.

Contact Deaf4Deaf for support 
We have a team of 10 qualified, registered and professionals that can support you. 
Deaf4Deaf 
Text 07736835445 
Glide 07736835445 (leave BSL message) 
Email: info@deaf4deaf.com 
www.deaf4deaf.com 

Share if you feel men need to know about our service. 

Don't suffer alone. 
#deafmentalhealth 
#menandsuicide

See reasons why below in comments and 2nd video. You tube video available for subtitles.

Men and suicide. Fact: Every day 12 men take the...

Here's Verity, one of our D4D counsellors with her message for #WorldMentalHealthDay & #MentalHealthAwarenessweek 

Transcript: 
Today is World Mental Health Day 2018

There are events happening all over the world. 

I have been to the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival this week, there are lots of activities such as ; films, family days, arts and crafts amongst other events.

The website for this is www.mhfestival.com 

Why is WMH important to me? 

Today I have a lot of errands to do such as; washing, my dog, making calls and computer work. 

I thought I could easily complete all of this in 30 minutes but
I would be exhausted. 
I created a list so I could tick the chores off. I felt really good afterwards because I took my time. 
I  have time now to go to the beach with the dog and let her run around.

I have seen this picture...of a semicolon. 

In the English grammar it means when you are writing a sentence and use a full stop - this means you have finished writing. A semicolon means you thought about ended a sentence but changed your mind. 

Similar to mental health, you may have have a lot of negative thoughts and feelings. You just want these to stop or you want to switch off and stop feeling.

Or feeling like you want to switch but dont want to die.  You want to live and improve your own mental health and learn how to keep yourself safe.
You may start talking to someone, go for a walk, go outside or write in a book.

It is what suits you.

It is important to recognise your own mental health and how you can keep yourself safe.

Here's Verity, one of our D4D counsellors with her...

Here's Johanna, one of D4D counsellors with her message for #WorldMentalHealthDay

Here's Johanna, one of D4D counsellors with her me...

One Deaf member from Northern Ireland wants to share this important message. 

He is advocating the fact that deaf to deaf counselling works and not use an interpreter. 

Agree that we now have plenty of qualified deaf counsellors in England and Scotland. What about Northern Ireland? 

#Mentalhealthawarenessday 
#WorldMentalHealthDay

One Deaf member from Northern Ireland wants to sha...

Here's Wendy, one of our D4D counsellors with her message for #WorldMentalHealthday
#MentalHealthAwarenessDay

Focus on young people and schools. Transcript to follow soon.

Here's Wendy, one of our D4D counsellors with her ...

Hello, today is an important day- #WorldMentalHealthDay. It's recognition that everyone has mental health, it can be good or bad or up and down, we all experience our journey of mental health. This is recognition that everyone will have their own journey of Mental health, some personal to themselves, everyone has different situations, some good or bad or rocky, the situations vary on different reasons, family, health, work, money, poverty, struggles, obstacles, so there are lots of reasons why. This day recognises that we all have our own path. I want to read a quote, I like this quote 'Everyone you meet is fighting a battle that you know nothing about' why cos you hold feelings in,'be kind, always' always be kind to people as you don't know they're going through. Have a good Mental Health Day! Bye 
#Deafmentalhealth
#MentalHealthAwarenessDay

Hello, today is an important day- #WorldMentalHeal...

Here's Sue, one of our D4D counsellors with her important message for #Worldmentalhealthday2018 
#MentalHealthAwarenessDay

Those who suffer from mental illness are stronger than you think. We must fight to go to work, care for our families, be there for our friends, and act okay while battling unimaginable pain. 

Let us all support and gather together as we celebrate World Mental Health Day! 🎗

Here's Sue, one of our D4D counsellors with her im...

Here’s Johanna, one of our D4D counsellors with her signed video on the guardian article below. 

Prevention of depression. 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/22/advice-improve-mental-health-anxiety-wellbeing-depression?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

#accessibilityforall

Here’s Johanna, one of our D4D counsellors with ...

On request - signed video related to Guardian article below.

Mistake in video- law changed in 2015 (not 2010) to include 'coercive control and controlling behaviour' as a serious crime.

This court case will go to appeal in Autumn.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/29/devoted-wife-who-killed-husband-with-hammer-sally-challen

On request - signed video related to Guardian arti...

Triggers - video related to below written post 👇
#believeinaccessibilityforall

What are your triggers? 

Everyone has their own triggers for what makes them angry, sad, detached, lonely etc, but some common ones include situations in which we feel: threatened or attacked. frustrated or powerless.

Triggers are often verbal or nonverbal behaviours that bring up feelings of abandonment or rejection.

The difficulty with triggers that, once triggered, the emotional burden is such that the whole day or even days can be affected. It's hard to neutralise this, because it results from the reawakening of past trauma and pain. Only after years of healing #therapy, can this be negated. 

#Deaftherapy 
#BSLtherapy

Triggers - video related to below written post ...

New Deaf4Deaf Counsellor - With the continued growth of D4D we would like to welcome Shabir as the newest member of our team of counsellors. 

Transcript: Hello, I would like to introduce myself, I'm Shabir, sign name is...., myself am deaf, sign BSL, all my life since as a child. I can sign SSE if a deaf person that uses SSE comes to me, I can change and meet their needs and meet different levels whether it’s in BSL or SSE.
I would like to give you information about counselling.
I am experienced and worked with people in a mental health service specially with deaf people suffering anxiety or depression and experienced other issues developed from childhood. Work offered me to do a 3 year training course to become a counsellor. Was interested so I worked at same place and had deaf patients that came to me with various issues. 
I’m qualified to do counselling as well as CBT (Cognitive Behaviour therapy)
I use 2 approaches. I’m a member of BACP and registered as well as receive regular supervision. It’s regular because we discuss how to develop skills. This is so important so we work on how to proceed with clients and the processes, and if I have concerns about a client.

I work with clients from ages 16 onwards up to 85 years old, doesn’t matter what age.
My previous work history and experience is mainly working face to face or online but now more online work as maybe a deaf person can’t travel so we can do online counselling at home. We can use Skype or different deaf-way of video communication. 
Counselling works with anxiety and depression, maybe negative thinking through death, bullying, sexual abuse and different issues, either through family or through school or through college, through university or experiencing marriage problems, abuse, harassment, friends issues, counselling deals will many issues and it also lets the clients look inside and self-analyse, express and talk about whether it’s wrong or right, maybe confused, maybe it can clear their thinking, who am I and find out my values. 
Another benefit is I’m an Asian counsellor. Asians have ‘deaf’ issues but also the added ‘culture’ issues so with family and oppression this can cause confusion, I can talk about Asian culture but what about my deaf identity. It’s difficult to connect, or arranged marriage, or bad experience growing up, different language growing up, so didn’t ‘follow’ communication. 
You can see and meet me for counselling as I’m Asian and I’m strong on empathy. 
Thank you for watching.

New Deaf4Deaf Counsellor

With the continued growth of D4D we would like to ...

Here’s Hazel, one of our Deaf4Deaf counsellors. 

“My name is Hazel 
I am integrated counsellor which means I use different theories in my work depending on the issues
I am a member of the British association for counselling and psychotherapy 
The counselling is confidential and I focus on low self esteem lack of confidence depression and all types of abuse
Are you someone who is always pleasing everyone and can’t say “no’
Are they times you feel guilty confused criticised and wonder who you are ?
My values in counselling are listening understanding and empathy 
Please feel to have a chat with me before you choose your counsellor
Thank you for watching the video 
I hope it has been helpful “

Here’s Hazel, one of our Deaf4Deaf counsellors. ...

Here’s Hazel, one of our Deaf4Deaf counsellors sharing her view on why Mental health is important. This is her video for World Mental health day on Oct 10th. 

‘I understand why lots of deaf people have mental health issue as we have to try and fit in the hearing world that’s why I feel having a deaf counsellor is important’

Here’s Hazel, one of our Deaf4Deaf counsellors s...

Understanding compassion series: 

Part 2 - understanding the critical person and how to respond.

Psychoeducation video - 15 min long

Understanding compassion series: Part 2 - unders...

Understanding compassion series:

30 most common reasons people might criticise you. Part 1. 

From ’psychology today’ 
Requested by a client. 
Subtitles to follow soon.

Psychoeducation - video 16 min.

Understanding compassion series: 30 most common r...

Deaf4Deaf New Counsellor - Welcome Jennifer, the newest member of the D4D team of counsellors. 

Our counselling team https://www.deaf4deaf.com/meet-team-english/
NHS funding Self-Assessment https://www.deaf4deaf.com/initial-assessment/

Important Survey- counselling with the NHS 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3MY28MW 

11.5K responses so far, with an interesting picture of the state of NHS-funded counselling for deaf people. We need your input by completing 9 questions.

Deaf4Deaf New Counsellor

Welcome Jennifer, the newest member of the D4D tea...

Deaf counselling survey - Deaf Counselling Research Survey:

Need your help with the survey. 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3MY28MW

Please share.

Deaf counselling survey

Deaf Counselling Research Survey: Need your help ...

Hearing Counsellor & Interpreter Survey, Why? - Question? if we as a community accept a hearing counsellor and interpreter, does that mean it's the best option for you? 

Does it prove to the NHS that this is the best option for you?

Does it also prove to the regions of the NHS who say NO, that we are happy with a hearing counsellor and interpreter?

We need to know the facts, we will fight the regions who say NO if it's proven it does not work for the majority of our community.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3MY28MW

Hearing Counsellor & Interpreter Survey, Why?

Question? if we as a community accept a hearing co...

Let D4D Fight for Your Rights - Deaf Counselling with Hearing Counsellor & Interpreter Survey

We need your help to challenge the NHS regions who say NO to counselling with a sign language counsellor.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3MY28MW

Let D4D Fight for Your Rights

Deaf Counselling with Hearing Counsellor & Interpr...

Groups vlog- importance of setting up specialist groups and why? Good for mental health. 

Need smaller deaf groups for 
CHRONIC CONDITIONS 
CARERS (e.g of elderly parents, deaf-blind, of disabled children) 
PARENTS OF DISABLED CHILDREN  
WOMEN WHO CANNOT HAVE CHILDREN

Groups vlog- importance of setting up specialist g...

ABUSE 

https://www.deaf4deaf.com/report-a-crime/

Video on abuse (emotional, physical, sexual or financial) 
Shame is often linked in with abuse. Anyone that has experienced abuse will often carry shame of the experience. 
This is often misplaced and toxic. 
Shame can be worked through in therapy so that the victim doesn't carry it anymore. 
Don't suffer in silence. 
Therapy can help someone work through the understandable defences that have been built up.over time, to live freely and without shame. 
If you want to talk to someone in confidence, Deaf4Deaf can support you. We can signpost you to the right support. 
07736835445 (Text, glide, whatsapp) or by video on www.deaf4deaf.com

#itsoktotalk
#deaftherapy
#deafmetoo
#Dotherightthing
#reportabuse
#Deaflivesmatter

ABUSE https://www.deaf4deaf.com/report-a-crime/ ...

BSL drop in centres 

Where can people increase their confidence and conversational skills? 

An idea- Sign language drop in clubs. Where are they? Share info with others?

Infomation below for:
England-

South East:
Bedford
Cambridge, https://cambsdeaf.org/community/
Luton 
Peterborough 
Norfolk
Norwich

North East:
Derby
Nottingham
Northamptonshire-Kettering 
Rotterham

Midlands: 
Northampton 

North West:
Wirral 
Liverpool 

Sussex:
Hassocks- West Sussex

Scotland:
Dundee

BSL drop in centres Where can people increase th...

Tip to improve our mental health and well-being- Join or set up a group.

For example- ‘what’s on in Deaf Surrey’, What’s on in Deaf Kent’

Tip to improve our mental health and well-being- J...

Reduce your Negative Thoughts - Reduce Your Negative Thoughts
How? 
7 ways to help.
#negativethoughts 
#mentalhealth
#mindfulness

Reduce your Negative Thoughts

Reduce Your Negative Thoughts How? 7 ways to help...

#Deafawarenessweek 
#mentalhealthawarenessweek 

My message to hearing people:
Transcript below.

Double awareness week- consider the deaf person in the room, in the crowd, in the family, in the playground at school, in a meeting, in a conversation and look at them, face them. 

If you cover your face, over-talk one another, turn your face, turn the music up loud, turn the lights down, you are EXCLUDING the deaf person. 

The stress levels of the deaf person will increase- it may not be visible as they are often skilled at covering up their feelings of feeling excluded.They may smile more to reduce the emotional pain. They may turn to their phone, turn to eat quietly and quickly, they may get up and excuse themselves, they may drink more, all with a skilled smile. They may start up new conversations (unrelated topics to last topic they’ve missed out) interject, as they are wanting to stay in the group. 

Be considerate. 
Be inclusive. 
Be mindful. 
Be patient. 
Be a friend. 

Simple really.

#Deafawarenessweek #mentalhealthawarenessweek M...

Happy #DeafLGBTQawarenessweek #DeafLGBTQweek
Have a good week & celebrate!

Happy #DeafLGBTQawarenessweek #DeafLGBTQweek Have ...

50 ways of good therapy. Point 1-7. - Wendy introducing '50 ways of 'Good Therapy'. 

Point 1-7. 

The other therapists in the D4D team will be sharing other points in following posts.

BSL and Subtitled.

50 ways of good therapy. Point 1-7.

Wendy introducing '50 ways of 'Good Therapy'. Po...

Emotions - Why is it harmful to ignore your emotions? - Emotions- Why is it harmful to ignore your emotions?

Emotions - Why is it harmful to ignore your emotions?

Emotions- Why is it harmful to ignore your emotion...

BBC Deafness Mental Health - Deaf4Deaf Counsellor Wendy on BBC news talking about lack of D/deaf qualified counsellors in the south west. This topic is countrywide and the reason D4D were launched. We have already worked with D/deaf people in Gloucestershire which shows we can reach people where there is no D/deaf counselling. Bravo Wendy great work.

BBC Deafness Mental Health

Deaf4Deaf Counsellor Wendy on BBC news talking abo...

D4D Helping The Deaf Community & Expanding our Services - Video Discussion
1   - Regional Funding 
2 - Face to Face Counselling ?
3 - Recruitment of Deaf & Hearing Counsellors
4 - NHS funding, why we get required funding sessions (success, why? price)
5 - Benefit of online Counselling? Cost to NHS

No NHS price reductions, rejected or limited session numbers

D4D Helping The Deaf Community & Expanding our Services

Video Discussion 1 - Regional Funding 2 - Face ...

#Signlanguageweek2018
#BSLweek2018 

Matthew, one of our Deaf4Deaf counsellors with his view on why Sign Language is part of his identity.

#Signlanguageweek2018 #BSLweek2018 Matthew, one ...

BSLweek18 - #BSLweek2018 
#signlanguageweek2018 

Verity, one of our Deaf4Deaf counsellors sharing her view of why BSL is important for the Deaf community.

BSLweek18

#BSLweek2018 #signlanguageweek2018 Verity, one ...

Happy International Women's day! 
#IWD18

Happy International Women's day! #IWD18

Oscars The Silent Child - Oscars (The Silent Child) and BSL recognition 

Link below to watch movie. 
https://play.google.com/store/movies/details?id=YkIbPTV1NIE

Google Play, through the app or desktop site for £1.49. 

#BSL #DeafMust #Thesilentchild #Oscars

Oscars The Silent Child

Oscars (The Silent Child) and BSL recognition Li...

Self-injury awareness day - Self-injury Awareness Day
#SIAD18 

Self injury or self-harm 
What is it and why do people do it? 
How to treat this?

Self-injury awareness day

Self-injury Awareness Day #SIAD18 Self injury or...

Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders Awareness Week 
#EDAW18 
7 important facts about Eating Disorders 

Captioned and Signed

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Awareness Week #EDAW18 7 import...

Anger and Aggression - Anger and Aggression - Why people explode? What are the reasons behind this? Video on why and how to reduce angry explosions. 

BSL & Captions

Anger and Aggression

Anger and Aggression - Why people explode? What ar...

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