Lothian Deaf Community Mental Health (Deaf Action)
Lothian Deaf Community Mental Health Service (LDCMHS) is Scotland’s first community mental health service for deaf people who have mental health, psychological or emotional needs that make everyday living more difficult.
The service is provided by a community mental health nurse and an occupational therapist.
- Support and advice
- Help understanding your mental health
- Advice on other specialist help available
- Support with structuring your life or routine
- A drop in service to meet people and get involved in community activities
Deaf Action and NHS Lothian work in partnership to provide this service. Deaf Action provide a range of services to support people who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing. There are specialist services for people who also have mental health difficulties.
Social Work Service is a specialist team to help people with different communication needs. The service aims to help people live as independently as possible. There is a drop in service, which provides information and advice, and can help with things like form filling and benefits.
Drop in sessions in West Lothian run on Tuesdays between 2.00 and 4.00 pm.
As well as these specialist deaf mental health services, Deaf Action also provide:
- Communication services
- Equipment provision
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
The service is for deaf, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people in West Lothian.
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Contact Info. & Service Address
Monday -Friday: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Provider's Name: Deaf Action
Deaf Action is a deaf-led charity that has been working for an equal and better future for deaf*, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people since 1835. This vision remains at the heart of everything we do today and is central to all the services we provide