OUR BUSINESS

Our organisation

Deaf Minds Education is a Deaf-led organisation based in the UK. Our mission is to improve the mental health of Deaf children all over the UK by using early intervention training courses in schools.

HEARING LOSS AFFECTS

10+

million people in the UK (1)

BSL USING DEAF POPULATION

40%

are likely to have mental health issues (2)

DEAF CHILDREN

45% -50%

have mental health problems (3)

DEAF CHILDREN

90%

experience some kind of abuse (4)

OUR BUSINESS

Deaf Minds Education

We aim to provide support to primary, secondary and college educated Deaf children who are being educated in mainstream schools. We want the school as a whole, including parents, teachers and students, to understand the barriers facing Deaf children in a mainstream environment. Our specialist experience can support the education of school and college leaders and staff to be empowered to tackle mental health and wellbeing issues of both staff and students.

When a Deaf child enters mainstream school they can feel isolated, lonely, anxious and depressed, this is due to communication issues, lack of awareness from their hearing peers and teachers, and misinformation or misunderstandings about how Deaf children should be treated within a mainstream environment.

Our educational training aims to promote Deaf awareness within educational settings, and more specifically Deaf mental health awareness.

"We are fighting for a future where all young Deaf minds are supported and empowered, whatever challenges they face"

Shaun Fitzgerald - Co-Founder of Deaf Minds Education

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to bridge the gap between the hearing and the Deaf worlds with a view to reduce the frequency of mental health conditions and suicide within our Deaf community.

  • We can achieve this by providing families and professionals with the guidance they need to fully understand the implications of being deaf in a hearing world.
  • We aim to support the wellbeing of Deaf children and adolescents by providing information and education to those supporting them.

OUR VALUES

Deaf Minds

  • We are fighting for a future where all young Deaf minds are supported and empowered - whatever challenges they face.
  • We strive to blend leading edge expertise with the personal experiences of our leadership team to provide an exceptional level of support and education.
  • We are committed to working closely with school and college leaders and staff and to equip them to tackle mental health and wellbeing issues of Deaf learners their organisations.

SPONSORED

Deaf Minds Education is proudly sponsored by

We're proud to be sponsored by some of the world's leading organisations. With their help, we're working together to support the needs of Deaf learners in mainstream education.

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