Deaf Access to Support
Deaf and hard of hearing survivors can access support on the Helpline using Contact BSL
Contact Scotland BSL is the online BSL interpreting service enabling you tocontact a range of services including your Council, Police 101, NHS 24, your GP, support agencies and more. Calls are free, and available until midnight daily.
If you'd like to find out more, go to http://contactscotland-bsl.org/.
Some key support information about rape and sexual assault is also available in BSL on our website or on DVD. Further information in BSL on prostitution, bullying, harassment and domestic abuse can be found at http://www.wisewomen.org.uk/deaf/index.html.
The main helpline service is available every day 6pm to midnight by:-
- Phone: 08088 01 03 02
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The helpline is staffed entirely by women offering support to anyone aged 13+ who has been affected by any form of sexual violence, no matter when in their lives it happened.
If you are deaf and need to access 999, you can find out here how to do this.
Detailed written information and a video explaining how to use it are also available in BSL at: http://www.emergencysms.org.uk/about_emergencysms.php
Further information is available at https://www.emergencysms.net/files/3649_esms_6.pdf
Childline has a deafzone for young deaf people which has information and BSL videos on a range of topics such as bullying, staying safe online and emotional and physical abuse.
The deaf health charity Signhealth has a series of video resources looking at Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and its effects - you can see these here.