Mental Health Placement in Sri Lanka

Tyler Boorman Start Date: Mar 24, 2018 - End Date: Jul 11, 2018
  • Leadership/Training Program
  • TEFL/Teach Abroad
  • Volunteer Trip
  • Sri Lanka

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by: Tyler Boorman Start Date: Mar 24, 2018 - End Date: Jul 11, 2018
  • Leadership/Training Program
  • TEFL/Teach Abroad
  • Volunteer Trip
In the summer I will be heading to Sri Lanka to partake in a 5-week mental health placement with SLV global volunteers with the main aim of helping individuals suffering with mental health issues.

I will be helping individuals with their recovery in psychiatric hospitals and rehabilitation centres, as well as teaching English to children in schools and members of the local community. Furthermore, I will be arranging recreational and extra-curricular activities for pupils. The key objective is to promote positive mental health to individuals from a less-developed country whilst immersing in their culture. This placement will also give me hands-on experience working in the mental health-sector in a different culture which will be very beneficial to me.

Although I have been saving money and fundraising for a while, attempting to save whilst also being a student is proving to be somewhat difficult, therefore I would be very grateful for any donations, no matter how small, in order to help fund my trip. The money will be used to pay for my flights, accommodation, meals and the training which I will receive out there. 

If you have any further questions about my placement, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Thankyou!
  • Sri Lanka