North East Mental Health – Health and Deafness Service
The Mental Health and Deafness Service, based at Walkergate Park in Newcastle upon Tyne, is for deaf and deafblind people aged 18 years or older who mainly use British Sign Language to communicate and who have mental health problems.
Deaf mental health services – includes both private and NHS counselling services.
See website: Deaf Counselling Service – (deaf4deaf.com)
If you are feeling suicidal, anxious or low, or are worried about someone else, you can phone the Samaritans free on 116 123
Callers who are d/Deaf or who have hearing or speech impairments can contact us for support by email by using firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the Next Generation Text (NGT) service.
Next Generation Text is not specific to Samaritans and can be used on any telephone number. You can contact Samaritans in this way using your local branch telephone number.
Text Shout on 85258 to use a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service
There are also self help leaflets available: