National Centre for Mental Health and Deafness (JDU)

Mental health assessments for inpatients and community patients

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To provide mental health assessment and treatment using the recovery model and using clients preferred method of communication (British Sign Language).

Services provided:

The National Centre for Mental  Health and Deafness (JDU) provides a high standard of specialist NHS mental  health services to adult deaf people and is one of three NHS providers offering  inpatient services for deaf adults in the UK.   The service is predominantly provided to people who use British Sign  Language (BSL) and also supports other deaf, deafened and deaf/blind  individuals.

JDU provides services to  people who are deaf and have a severe and enduring mental illness and also  undertake comprehensive assessment including communication and language, neuropsychology and psychometric and a range of other therapies 

The service is based in  Manchester and has a catchment area of the North of England, Wales and  Scotland.


John Denmark Unit
Prestwich Hospital
Bury New Road
M25 3BL

Phone: 0161 772 3400
Fax: 0161 772 3401

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