University of Edinburgh

Deaf children: social and emotional support

Presented on Wednesday, 31st August 2016


This training provided an opportunity to explore key issues around the emotional health and wellbeing of deaf children. We covered some of the background and research before moving into practical tools for professionals.

The National Deaf Children’s Society gave an overview of their Healthy Minds programme, a resource for professionals to help them explore emotional health wellbeing themes with children and young people in an accessible way. Staff from the Pan-Ayrshire Hearing Impairment service shared how they have put the programme into practice locally.

Respectme, Scotland’s anti-bullying service, discussed the key policy and practice points around inclusively addressing bullying.


Participants said:

"Natural well paced speakers with practical down to earth advice."

"It was interesting to listen to the experiences of the Ayrshire HI Service and how they used their Healthy Minds training. Very motivating."

Target Audience

Teachers of the deaf, mainstream teachers, educational psychologists, support staff, social workers, voluntary organisation staff and parents.


NDCS, Respectme and others to be confirmed