5 week Mental Health placement in Sri Lanka ...

Laura McCabe Start Date: Aug 25, 2017 - End Date: May 24, 2018
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Volunteer Trip
  • Sri Lanka

My Travel Story

by: Laura McCabe Start Date: Aug 25, 2017 - End Date: May 24, 2018
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Volunteer Trip

Information about the placement - 9th July - 10th August 2018.

SLV.GLOBAL is a voluntary organisation which was founded in 2010. SLV.GLOBAL aims to provide care and support to individuals who are suffering from mental health problems in countries where resources for individuals are scarce for example: India, Sri Lanka and Bali. In addition, SLV global enables students like me, to gain essential experieince in a clinical setting, learning from local professionals, increasing knowledge and skills whilst being emersed in a completely new and exciting culture.  

On July, 9th 2018 I will begin my adventure to Sri Lanka. This placement will last for 5 weeks and I will be returning home on August,10th. I am going to fundraise as much as I can to help me along the way and I am excited to get stuck in!

Whilst in Sri Lanka, I will be working with various individuals who are not as fortunate as us to recieve sufficient mental health support and care. For example, I will be working in psychiatric units and organising activities to engage with service users in order to enhance recorvery. I will also be working with children with specific needs such as Autisim and children who have been marginalised by poverty and Sri Lankan society.

In addition to these activities, I will be teaching English to children and elderly people in the community. As English is a commodity in Sri Lanka, talking with and supporting individuals provides them with the confidence to strive for better career prospects. Lastly, I will be attending educational workshops to give me a better insight into how mental health problems are treated in the Sri Lankan culture.

Thank you for taking the time to read this! I will be truly gratetful for any donations to help me raise funds for my time volunteering in Sri Lanka. If you have any questions about my placement you can contact me on this email : laura_mccabe_101@hotmail.co.uk.

  • Sri Lanka

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