Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Staff from our deaf services visited Indonesia and Bali for two weeks, on a voluntary basis, to find out more about how services are delivered and to deliver workshops and training for the deaf community.
Herbert Klein, Deaf Advisor (now retired) and Jackie Wan, Community Mental health Nurse, visited for two weeks from 18 June and were hosted by the Indonesian Deaf Association.
Herbert commented: “It was an exhausting but amazing experience delivering training and working with the Deaf Indonesian group.
“We went to deliver mental health awareness training to deaf Indonesians as there are no deaf mental health services established in the country.
“We were able to highlight why deaf people need specialist consideration and services. There was a lot of interest and discussion generated among the deaf community and they were also inspired to consider working in mental health.”
As part of the trip, Herbert and Jackie met with representatives from the Indonesian Deaf Association and the Indonesian Department of Health.
Pic: Herbert and Jackie with representatives from the Indonesian Department of Health