Platform is excited to announce that it has had three successful applications to the NZSL Community Grants for the 2020/21 financial year! These grants help community-led initiatives that promote and maintain NZSL. The following programs have been funded:
Finding your place in Aotearoa via Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Creating Standards for using interpreters in mental health situations
Changing Minds in the deaf Community
Other successful applicants here: https://www.odi.govt.nz/nzsl/news/nzsl-fund-round-7-recipients?fbclid=IwAR35yu8Aaatdc8W70_VexAmwlHK2cJolPI4qUA3Mh0bKEk4dS93xOrKVkLQ
The first meeting of the Deaf MH&A Advisory group is Tuesday 1st of September. Jo is heading to Christchurch this week to start meeting with Deaf people to hear how they access support and information around Mental health, addiction and Wellbeing. The minutes of the meeting are here
We are close to finalising the advisory group who will meet for the first time in September. The purpose of the group is to ensure Deaf leadership and mental health, addiction and wellbeing sector expertise is central to the delivery of this work programme.
Jo is also planning to travel around NZ and meet with Deaf community leaders to hear from Deaf people about: