NZSL courses for the Deaf Community
Staying on Track (NZ Sign Language)
A guide to support your wellbeing during COVID-19 and beyond
This free online course introduces easy-to-use, practical strategies to cope with stress during difficult times. You'll learn how to support your mental and emotional health, and practise skills to help you and your whānau stay on track.
This quick course was developed to help New Zealanders work through the ongoing effects of Covid-19, and can help with any stressful situation.Start course now
Mixed Depression & Anxiety (NZ Sign Language)
When you're feeling low, it's very common to experience a mixture of both anxiety and depression.
This course brings together skills you can use to help you through periods of sadness, along with symptoms of anxiety, worry, hopelessness and low self-worth. You'll learn skills using Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), to help you feel better both now, and in the long-term.Start course now
Free online therapy for Deaf people
- Manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviours without any costs.
- Support for anxiety and depression - anywhere, anytime.
- Improve your mental health in complete privacy.
- 80% of people who take a course improve their mental wellbeing.
The following resources have been developed for the NZSL courses to provide practical strategies to help people in times of distress. More NZSL resources are available in our courses.
Staying on Track Course (NZSL)
Good Sleep Guide
Sleep plays an important role in good health and wellbeing. While you might not be able to control all the factors that affect your sleep, you can learn simple habits that really help. These ten tips are a great start!
Seeing Things Clearly
This resource will teach you how to challenge your thoughts and see things more clearly. It will help you to notice when your thoughts become unhelpful and guide you through questions to support you in creating more balanced and helpful thoughts.
3-Minute Breathing Exercise to Relieve Tension
This animated video guides you through a simple 3-minute breathing exercise, sometimes referred to as 'box breathing', that you can use any time you need to reduce tension and anxiety.
When we feel anxious, we can begin worrying so much that it affects our ability to do what we need to do. Worry Time is a simple, helpful way to help reduce the time you spend worrying during your day.
This is an uncertain time. It's normal to feel more worry than usual, which can feel difficult to control. This simple 'worry chart' can help you learn to let go of negative thoughts and "worries" that may not be helpful to you at this time.
Releasing The Pressure
This guide provides helpful ideas to look after stress by guiding our minds away from distressing thoughts and feelings.
Problem Solving Guide
This guide will teach you how to solve problems practically by breaking big problems down in a step-by-step process, making them easier to think about and start finding solutions.
What Matters Most
Connecting to what matters to us in our day-to-day lives keeps us feeling positive and protects our emotional and mental wellbeing. This resource helps you work out what matters most to you right now and find ways to stay connected to these things during this difficult time.