Accessible Deaf health information is important to keeping the Deaf Community well. We have listed a number of websites that you can use to access interpreters or to find more information about health conditions.
- BSL Health Access
- NHS 111
- Sign Health
- Sign Health-Psychotherapy
- Healthy Eating
- Healthy Heart
- Keeping Fit
NHS 111 (BSL):
You can also access interpreters online using the NHS111 service. This service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can visit the website by clicking on NHS111
Signhealth has over 100 videos about mental health including tips on how you can help improve your own well being (see the video below).
BSL Healthy Minds is a ‘psychological therapy service for deaf people’ run by Signhealth. They can provide support (in BSL) if you experience depression, anxiety or other similar problems. You can visit the website by clicking on this link to BSL Healthy Minds. They also have lots of self-help video clips in BSL about topics such as alcohol, anxiety, OCD, sleep problems, stress and many others.
Healthy Eating – Diabetes
Healthy eating is essential for your physical and mental well-being. This clip explains what you need to eat for a balanced diet. The video is aimed at people with Diabetes but the information is useful to everyone who needs to know about healthy eating.
Diabetes UK has information in BSL about Diabetes. You can find more information at the Diabetes UK website.
Alzheimer’s Society has produced videos about Alzheimer’s and Dementia. You can access more BSL videos at the Alzheimers Society website.
The British Heart Foundation has created a series of clips that explain how to keep your heart healthy including the clip below which explains high cholesterol. You can access more video clips on the British Heart Foundation Youtube channel.
Exercise is an important part of looking after your health. UK Deaf Sport have created this clip showing chair exercises. These exercises can be done by any age including over 60s.
You can watch a longer clip from the UK Deaf Sport Wellbeing Festival. There are lots of different people doing different exercises including Yoga, Pilates and cardio exercises. You can watch the clip and follow the exercises on UK Deaf Sport‘s channel.
We will add more Deaf BSL videos as we find them. You can also subscribe to our MK Deaf Zone YouTube channel to access other important information in BSL.