We are proud partners of Stop Deaf Suicide, Signpedia, Green Door Auslan, Auslan Alliance and Deaf Chef Ross.
Stop Deaf Suicide aims to remove the barriers Australia’s Deaf community face in accessing mental health and suicide prevention services.
Stop Deaf Suicide’s first initiative, a conference bursary program, focused on improving the professional development opportunities for Deaf and hard of hearing people working in mental health and suicide prevention, and raising awareness of Deaf mental health and suicide prevention among the mainstream suicide prevention sector.
The conference bursary program was launched in 2018 and so far has supported five Deaf and hard of hearing people to attend the National Suicide Prevention Conference, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference and the World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference.
Signpedia partnered with Karli Health Centre in 2018 to provide counselling for their deaf clients who are unable to find accessible counselling services in their own states. Signpedia provides tailored and individualised services for Deaf people, their families and friends, to enable learning of life skills, confidence and independence.
Facebook/Good2Give and Deaf Bushwalking Victoria (DBV).
In late December 2018 Facebook/Good2Give funded KHC to provide a number of training workshops during 2019 for our DBV volunteer leaders to learn how to lead safe and fun monthly walks for the Deaf and hard of hearing community.
Both Green Door Auslan and the Auslan Alliance were proud supporters of Karli Health Centre’s 2019 fundraising event in memory of interpreter Ben Souter. Their partnership with KHC continues.
Ross Onley-Zerkel – who is also known as Deaf Chef Ross – works in partnership with Karli Health Centre on a number of our projects, including Yoga Retreats and live-streamed “Look After Yourself First” sessions on Facebook.