Queen’s University Belfast has been commissioned by the Northern Health Trust to examine the emotional well-being of deaf children and young people across Northern Ireland.
Dr Bronagh Byrne from the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University explains “we wish to examine existing services (for example, CAMHS) which provide support for emotional health and wellbeing and whether they are acceptable and accessible for deaf children and young people.
To help us do this we would like to talk to parents from across Northern Ireland. We would like to know about your experiences of accessing these services for your deaf son/daughter, what has worked well and what could be improved. We also wish to explore what an ideal service would look like. The findings will be used to inform future development of services for deaf children and young people across Northern Ireland.
The research is being carried out by Dr Bronagh Byrne from the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University. She has lots of experience working in this type of research and is deaf herself.
Taking part would mean meeting with Bronagh online to answer some questions. This will take approximately 30-45 minutes. What you tell us is confidential and we will not use any identifying information or real names in our final report.”
For more information or to take part please contact Bronagh at [email protected]