Bali Mental Health Volunteer Program 2018

Brandi Lucey Start Date: Nov 8, 2017 - End Date: Mar 7, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Professional Development
  • Volunteer Trip
  • Bali, Indonesia

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by: Brandi Lucey Start Date: Nov 8, 2017 - End Date: Mar 7, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Professional Development
  • Volunteer Trip
Hi there! I'm embarking on a new journey next September and would love your help!

September 24th, 2018, I'll be on my way to Bali to join SLV.Global's mental health volunteer program! There is a lot that I love about this program already and I'm extremely excited to be a part of it. SLV.global was started with the intention of helping Psychology students and graduates get some much needed, and often hard to come by, hands on experience in the mental health sector. This program is unique because not only does it give Psychology students/grads the opporunity to get the hands on experience that is helpful for getting into grad school or your first job in the field, it also exposes people to working in a different culture, and learning about alternative mental health solutions they likely won't learn about in the classroom. Having this type of experience on your CV/resume could be vital in setting you apart from all the other candidates in the competitive field of Psychology.

I don't have plans to go to graduate school anytime soon, but it's been a long time since I did any Psychology related work, and I miss it! I'm hoping that this experience can act as a stepping stone for me and inspire me to get back into the mental health field.

Enough about the benefits to volunteers, how does this benefit the people of Bali? In Bali, there is only one inpatient psychiatric facility. The people who need help are desperately lacking resources, and SLV.global helps bolster the resources already available, while also providing resources they may never have had access to without SLV.global.
SLV.global volunteers work in a variety of settings on many different projects such as, the psychiatric hospital, with clients who have special needs (autism, brain injury, etc.), with children, and teaching English. They also attend workshops once a week that focus on global approaches to mental health. 

I know that concerns of voluntourism are probably running through your mind already, but SLV.global has taken many steps to avoid creating any harmful relationships with the community. You can find all their information on responsible volunteering with the link provided!

SLV.global would not be able to do the work they do without the volunteers, so by helping to make this possible for me, you're also supporting an incredible program and bringing mental health resources to people in need.
I cannot wait to spend a month in this beautiful country, doing challenging, rewarding work. 
Anything you can donate will be much appreciated and I'll be sure to send a Thank You postcard your way!


  • Bali, Indonesia