Article | Sign language & mental health

Sign language & mental health

It’s awareness week for both

Two important weeks are marked this week. Deaf Aotearoa marks NZ Sign Language. The Mental Health Foundation of NZ marks Mental Health Awareness.

Sign Language

Our Covid-19 updates have been great for raising the profile of sign language. Although English is most frequently used, our official languages in NZ are actually Māori and Sign Language. If you’re keen to learn more check out the Deaf Awareness and Sign Language courses available through Deaf Aotearoa.

Mental Health

We’ve also been encouraged to think more about mental health throughout the pandemic. Do you know that 80% of us have either had personal experience of mental illness or know of others who have? Read inspiring wellbeing stories on the Mental Health Awareness site.


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