5 week mental health placement!

jasmine ainscough Start Date: Mar 29, 2017 - End Date: Jul 28, 2017
  • Sri Lanka

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by: jasmine ainscough Start Date: Mar 29, 2017 - End Date: Jul 28, 2017
Hey guys!
I am graduating from my psychology degree at the University of Leeds in July and just few days later I will be embarking on a 5 week mental health placement in Sri Lanka!! During this placement I will working across 4 different projects: Mental health project, youth teaching project, children teaching project and a special needs project. There is an apparent lack of qualified mental health professionals in Sri Lanka. As a volunteer I will be working across psychiatric factilities, rehabilitation centers and in the community to challenge the stigma that surrounds mental health in Sri Lanka and to provide stimulation activities that enhance well-being and self esteem. I will aslo be teaching English and running various activities for children, youths and those with disabilities.
As this is a voluntary placement I am having to fund this project by myself. However, i'm sure that the project will be exciting and an invaluable experience :) Any donations will help a lot, as little or as much as you can mange!! All money will help me support those who are vulnerable and to make a posive impact on the Sri Lankan community.

Thank you :)

  • Sri Lanka