Coalition of Deaf Mental Health Professionals

Our Mission

The Coalition of Deaf Mental Health Professionals believes that addressing inequalities in service provision, and improving wellbeing for this community requires the development of nationally coordinated, culturally driven, Deaf mental health services. Its core activities are focussed upon achieving this objective through providing advice on the development of these services and raising awareness of Deaf mental health needs.

The Coalition of Deaf Mental Health Professionals is committed to advocating for the wellbeing of the signing Deaf Community which is significantly disadvantaged by a lack of culturally affirmative mental health care delivered in their first language, New Zealand Sign Language.

Watch NZSL of Coalition of Deaf Mental Health Professionals's Mission Statement.