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Mental health DVD in New Zealand Sign Language

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The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has a DVD about change, loss and grief in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) available from its Resource and Information Centre.

"The Mental Health Foundation recognises that this is New Zealand Sign Language Week and we want to highlight the resource we have available to borrow," Mental Health Foundation chief executive Judi Clements says.

"We were very happy to work last year with Deaf Aotearoa and other organisations to produce the DVD which many people have found very helpful," she says.

The DVD features members of the deaf community sharing their experiences of loss and change. Expert advice is provided by retired deaf counsellor Richard Townshend and mental health educator Ainslee Coates.

Unfortunately there are no more copies of the DVD available to give away, but people can still borrow one of five copies of the DVD from the Mental Health Foundation Resource and Information Service (RIS).

In addition, our Christchurch team members have embraced New Zealand Sign Language week getting some lessons in signing from Linda Allen from Deaf Aotearoa.

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