SignHealth is a national charity which works across the country, trying to get Deaf people the same access to healthcare that hearing people have. SignHealth offers a range of services including:

Psychological therapy service for Deaf people which offers support in British Sign Language (BSL) to those who are experiencing depression, anxiety or similar mental health problems. Qualified therapists are Deaf, or hearing and fluent in BSL, which gives Deaf people full access to psychological therapies. You can refer yourself to this service on the SignHealth website or your GP can refer you.

An advocacy service (using BSL) to make sure Deaf People are treated fairly and that they get what they’re are entitled to. Advocates work to help people understand complicated situations, explain their rights, and make sure their views and opinions are properly heard.

SignHealth runs a domestic abuse support service that specialises in supporting Deaf people, previously known as DeafHope. The service offers remote support across England, and you can find out more on the SignHealth website.

SignHealth also offers access to health information in sign language:

You can view a range of SignHealth videos on the SignHealth website giving self-help information about looking after your mental health and coping with problems such as bereavement, depression, stress and sleeping problems.

Find out how to contact Sign Health on their website or call the Leeds office on 01132 457991.

Leeds DEAForum

Leeds DEAForum provides an opportunity for Deaf and people with hearing loss to meet and discuss key issues which affect them in the community. Discussions through British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters cover how services are provided and made accessible by organisations like the council, health services, and the police.

For more information about the Leeds DeaForum get in touch with Khalid on 0793 493 6927 or email

Leeds Hearing and Sight Loss Service

Leeds Hearing and Sight Loss Service is run by Sensory Support Services (BID Services), a charity that supports people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or have a dual sensory loss.

Telephone: 0113 288 5750
Textphone: 0113 288 5758
Mobile: 07702 940888

Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People

Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People offers a range of services to Deaf, Blind and Deafblind people in Leeds. These include Sign Language Interpreting, medical Deafblind guide service, Braille and audio services and lip reading classes. Social activities include a weekly over 55 group, social club, drama, and parent and child activities.

Explore the Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People website to find out more about these services or contact them for details.

Telephone: 0113 243 8328
Textphone: 0113 246 9990
Mobile/Text/Facetime: 07775 444 032


Sense is a national charity that supports people who are Deafblind or have sensory impairments to enjoy more independent lives.

Contact Sense’s information and advice service on 0300 330 9256 or 020 7520 0972, 0300 330 9256 or 020 7520 0972 (textphone), email or you can contact Sense through a sign language interpreter on the Sense website.

Deafblind UK

Deafblind UK is a national charity supporting people with both hearing and sight loss. They can help you find information, access support, connect to other organisations and understand your condition.

You can contact the Helpline from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Thursday and 9 am to 4 pm on Fridays. Call 0800 132 320 (freephone) or text 07950 008 870 (freephone). You can use Text Relay by dialing 18001 then 0800 132320, contact them via Facetime (Not BSL). There is alson BSL video relay available via their website: