Clarification on Closure of “Pardon?” sub-groups

Hello Pardon? members! It seems like we have confused a lot of members with our pinned post on closing groups – so we’ve taken the most frequently asked questions and explained it here.

Firstly – Pardon? is not going anywhere. Continue reading “Clarification on Closure of “Pardon?” sub-groups”

I had a black dog, his name was depression

At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.

In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”. More information on the book can be found here:

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Can you read my lips?

Back in March/April of 2013, Rachel Kolb wrote an essay titled “Seeing at the Speed of Sound”. You can read the article here.

Since then, she’s gone on to feature in a short documentary called “Can you read my lips?” – which was inspired by the essay she wrote. Uploaded two months ago, the 4 minute long short was produced by Little Moving Pictures and directed by David Terry Fine is opening the eyes and minds of hearing people that don’t understand our deafness and highlights the issues that we slam into every day when trying to understand what people are trying to say. Continue reading “Can you read my lips?”

National Lipreading Awareness Week

It’s Lipreading Week 9th – 13th September.

Most people misunderstand Deafness
It’s invisible but it can change your life

You can feel excluded and frustrated and your confidence and independence are undermined

Come and find out how to cope don’t struggle on alone

Sessions available in your area

National Lipreading Awareness Week