Last Tuesday I attended the launch of the report into the mental health needs of Deaf people from the Glasgow BME community. I gave a brief presentation of the research I undertook.
The project was a pilot to investigate if further research was necessary in this field. You can see the full report here.
The work was undertaken last year while I was working at Heriot-Watt University and was in collaboration with Deaf Connections. I worked closely with the Development Worker with the BME Deaf Community, and also the Asian Deaf Community in Glasgow during the research project.
The launch was under the name ‘Ishara’, a new word coined by the Asian Deaf Club , taken from the Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi languages, and means to make signs or gestures with the hands.
For more information about Ishara go here.