Information Sheet 14 - Mental Health, Deafness and Hearing Loss

Our latest Information Sheet is a briefing note for GPs and primary care practitioners entitled Mental Health, Deafness and Hearing Loss.

There are 534,000 people in Wales with some form of hearing loss and Information Sheet 14 provides professional advice, guidance and support on the impact of hearing loss on mental health.

People with hearing loss are at an increased risk of mental health problems including anxiety, depression and poor self-esteem.

By 2031 the number of people with hearing problems is set to grow to 725,000 so it is a subject which GPs and primacy care practitioners across the country really need to understand.

This latest Information Sheet outlines everything from communication tips through to helping make services more accessible and useful contact details.

Like all our Information Sheets this latest document aims to help raise awareness about and improve mental health services across the country.

Each of our sheets have been developed to provide valuable information, training and support tools on primary care mental health in Wales.

Their publication comes under the set objectives of our Gold Standard Project which has set the goal of providing good communication on mental health issues .

We have a range of other Information Sheets which are all available to download and view on and from our Information Sheets page.

If you have any questions about Information Sheet 14 or trouble viewing or downloading it please contact our Project Manager Lesley Hills via email at or on 029 2050 4516.