Emotional health & well-being

We believe that the most important influence on a deaf child’s life is their family, therefore the emotional health and well-being of everyone in the family is also very important.

Promoting the positive emotional health and well-being of deaf children and their families is an important part of all of our work. We also have some specific emotional health and well-being projects, activities and resources focused on this area.

What is emotional health and well-being?

A deaf child with good emotional health and well-being:

  • Feels good about themselves
  • Has an appropriate level of independence and feels able to influence the world around them
  • Has positive and warm relationships with others
  • Is resilient and able to bounce back from setbacks and move on from negative experiences
  • Has the language and communication skills to be able to express and understand their emotions
  • Acknowledges their deafness and is confident when dealing with any challenges they may face
  • Never apologise for being deaf

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Tools and resources for deaf children and young people

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Tools and resources for families

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Tools, resources and training for professionals

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Contact us

If you would like any more information or have any ideas on how to take this work forward, please email us: ehwb@ndcs.org.uk

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