Mental Health and Deafness Service (NI)

Northern Ireland Mental Health & Deafness Service provides assessment and care for profoundly Deaf adults with complex Mental Health needs. We work across all adult programmes including Learning Disability, Older Adults etc. We provide regional outreach clinics, home visits and liaison. We also offer consultation and training to colleagues working with Deaf clients. Deaf signers with Mental Health difficulties are our core group but the service also sees anyone referred whose deafness is significant to them.

The service is also involved in promoting access to all Mental Health Services for our clients and in the strategic development of services for our client group. We work closely in partnership with fellow NHS professionals and non-statutory organisations.

The Mental Health & Deafness Service, along with members of the Deaf community, have produced a DVD “Are You OK” – Positive Mental Health. This DVD informs Deaf and deafened people about what is ‘good’ mental health and signs of becoming unwell. It will give people information on how to recognise if they or a friend or family member may have a mental health difficulty and how and where to access help from the Mental Health & Deafness Service.


BSL Version
ISL Version



How to Access the Service

The service is normally accessed by letter to the team from a health service professional.

Location and Contact

Woodstock Lodge
Telephone: (028) 9504 2697
Minicom:    (028) 9073 7542
Fax:           (028) 9073 7539
Text:          07740493539