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Deafness & Mental Health

Pictured: Nicole Davolio (CYMHS), Rachel Lai (Deaf Services commUNITY Manager), Jennifer D'Ath and Danielle Ferndal (DMHS)

It's Mental Health Week in Queensland from 6-14 October, an annual event aimed at raising awareness for postivie mental health and wellbeing across the state. 

Jennifer and Danielle from Deafness and Mental Health Statewide Consultation and Liason Service joined Nicole from Child and Youth Mental Health Service - Children's Health Queensland in the Brisbane Deaf Services' office today. They shared information with staff about available services and program for deaf community members. 

 

Deafness and Mental Health Statewide Consultation Service

The Deafness and Mental Health Statewide Consultation Service strives to promote appropriate and accessible mental health care for Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout Queensland.

This is done through:

  • providing education and training
  • supporting mental health clinical staff and other service providers
  • support for Deaf and hard of hearing mental health consumers
  • the development of prevention strategies
  • providing consultation services.

For more information about this service CLICK HERE to visit their website.

 

 

Child and Youth Mental Health Service - Children's Health Queensland 

The Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) at Children’s Health Queensland have funded the Deafness Mental Health program until June 2019.

This program works with organisations who support infants, children, young people and their families who are deaf or hard of hearing to promote their mental health and address any existing mental health problems they are expriencing. 

For further information about the Deafness Mental Health program contact Nicole Davolio on nicole.davolio@health.qld.gov.au or call 07 3310 9466.

Deafness, hearing loss and mental health

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