Deaf Awareness Training
There are approximately 8.7 million people in the UK with a hearing loss, which is approximately 1 in 7 people, so the likelihood of you meeting a deaf or hard of hearing person in your workplace or local community is high.
The John Denmark Unit (JDU) in Prestwich is an inpatient unit for Deaf people - one of only three such units in the country. The Trust’s JDU is proud to deliver Deaf Awareness Training and aims to provide a more detailed understanding of deafness; deaf people, their culture, community, and language.
The course includes some fun games where you get to experience first-hand the types of communication barriers deaf people experience every day. You will have fun as you learn!
By the end of the course, you will:
- Understand and demonstrate how you can engage and communicate with people who have a hearing loss
- Gain some understanding of deaf culture and community
- Be more aware of the importance of body language, facial expression and non-verbal communication
- Experience some difficulties in communicating from a deaf perspective and be able to assist in improving communication
- Demonstrate a positive attitude with deaf and hard of hearing people.
Lead tutors: Katie Mowat
“Having a tutor who was deaf gave the best learning environment as we could experience the reality of how deaf people communicate and gain a better knowledge of their personal experiences.”
Dates, Times and Venues
25 November 2019 – 9.30am to1.30pm
Room 3, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL