SLV -Sri Lanka Mental Health Placement
Sri Lanka is still recovering following the 25 year civil war and devastating tsunami in 2004, and the psychological damage these events have caused is still hugely prominent. Suicide rates in Sri Lanka are among the highest in the world, and for every 500,000 people, there is reportedly only 1 psychiatrist, meaning the first and often only course of action for the majority of patients is medication as opposed to therapy. In a growing population this demonstrates how Sri Lanka is in dire need of mental health workers and resources to improve well-being.
Whilst in Sri Lanka I will receive specific training from mental health workers and attend workshops in teaching, working with children, and working with those with special needs.
I am asking for any donations to put towards my placement fee of £1700, to enable me to take part in this wonderful opportunity and help as many people as I can. The money goes towards keeping these projects up and running which is essential as the work that SLV does is so important.
Please check out their website here for more information: https://slv.global/