Mental Health interpreting demands a high level of expertise, experience, and structured management to maximise the access of a Deaf person to psychiatric clinical and social support services. Interpreters require advanced NZSL skills, as well as a detailed knowledge of the process of evaluation and review. To respond to the need for appointments from supported social interactions through to crisis call outs and psychiatric assessments, Connect works with a limited group of professional interpreters to provide detailed and consistent services.

Connect has run AIMS (Advanced Interpreting Management Services) in conjunction with the leading Deaf mental health service provider since 2003, specifically to manage provision and develop workforce capacity in this complex area.

Mental Health interpreting remains our core passion and we actively work to develop this field via supervision and ongoing training.

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