REPORT OF THE 6TH WORLD CONGRESS ON MENTAL HEALTH AND DEAFNESS, “PATHWAYS TO RIGHTS”, BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM, SEPTEMBER, 2014
(Klinika Rehabilitacji, Instytut Fizjologii i Patologii Słuchu, Światowe Centrum Słuchu, Warsaw, Poland)
JHS 2014; 4(4): SR77-79
The World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness was an international meeting of psychiatrists, psychologists, teachers of the deaf, social workers, and others held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from the 16 to the 19 September 2014. WCMHD focused on the mental health of the deaf, considered to be those audiologically affected, and the Deaf, considered as the linguistic and cultural community of deaf children, adults, and their families. With the theme of “Pathways to rights”, WCMHD was organized by the European Society for Mental Health and Deafness (ESMHD) in cooperation with Queen’s University Belfast and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, with the help of organizations from Northern and Southern Ireland, including the active support of many Deaf organizations.
Keywords: Deafness, Health Services Accessibility, Mental Health Associations, Sign Language