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Please find below a list of useful websites which can provide you with more detail for specific areas of working with interpreters in mental health. These can be used as a point of reference.

British Society for Mental Health and Deafness

www.www.bsmhd.org.uk

British Society for Mental Health and Deafness promotes awareness of mental health issues with deaf people and all who work with deaf people, including, mental health education of deaf people. The British Society for Mental Health and Deafness hosts discussion evenings called ‘Healthy Deaf Minds’, which cover a variety of topics within this field.

Deaf Aware

www.deafaware.co.uk

Deaf Aware offers deaf awareness training that equips people with a better understanding and awareness of the needs of the deaf/hard of hearing community. They also offer free information and factsheets.

Deaf Blind UK

www.deafblind.org.uk

Deaf Blind UK is a national charity that assists people who have lost or are losing both their sight and hearing. A regional network of staff provides services to enable Deaf/blind people to live as independently as possible and enjoy life to the full.

Ethnologue

www.ethnologue.com

The Ethnologue is a web-based publication that contains statistics for 7,106 languages and dialects. This is a resource which can be accessed when you find it difficult to identify a certain language or dialect.

Hearing Link

www.hearinglink.org

Hearing Link is an organisation which aims to provide the best quality of life for adults affected by hearing loss, whose main method of communication is speech.  They try to make it easy to find the right information, appropriate services and meaningful ways to connect with other people.

Language Empire Dedicated Client Area

www.language-empire.com

Here you can find useful resources and client support materials including language and dialect information, booking guides/information, phrase books, appointment letters in different languages and country maps.

Mind

www.mind.org.uk

Provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Office for Disability Issues

www.odi.dwp.gov.uk

The Office for Disability Issues leads in driving delivery of the government’s vision for disabled people. We help remove barriers so that all disabled people are able to fulfil their potential and be fully participating members of society. We work in all areas of government policy and with a wide range of stakeholders.

Sane

www.sane.org.uk

SANE is a leading UK mental health charity who work to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.

Sense

www.sense.org.uk

The UK’s leading organisation working for people with deaf blindness and associated disabilities, providing advice, support, information and services for them, their families and professionals working with them.

The National Deaf Children’s Society

www.ndcs.org.uk

The National Deaf Children’s Society provides clear, balanced information and support for families of deaf children, deaf young people and professionals working with families.