SLV Mental Health Placement in Sri Lanka 2019

Jasmiina Ryynanen Start Date: Feb 24, 2019 - End Date: Jun 23, 2019
  • Sri Lanka

My Travel Story

by: Jasmiina Ryynanen Start Date: Feb 24, 2019 - End Date: Jun 23, 2019
This summer I will be travelling to Sri Lanka with SLV.global to volunteer as a mental health support worker for a month to help promote positive mental health in Sri Lankan communities.

I will be working with mental health professionals in psychiatric settings as well as creating activities for people with learning disabilities, living in challenging conditions to boost their confidence, self-esteem and well being.

Raising awareness of mental health is so important especially in countries like Sri Lanka where there is still so much stigma behind it. These projects aim to raise awareness and reduce the stigma behind mental health so people can get the support that they need.

Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
  • Sri Lanka