Volunteer Mental Health Program in Bali

Jessica Brooke Start Date: Nov 22, 2017 - End Date: Jun 9, 2018
  • Bali, Indonesia

My Travel Story

by: Jessica Brooke Start Date: Nov 22, 2017 - End Date: Jun 9, 2018
SLV Global is an organisation that works to assist people who are suffering from mental health conditions in Bali, Sri Lanker, and India by running a volunteer Mental Health Program a number of times during the year. I am one of the few lucky individuals that have been selected to join the SLV Bali team for 4 weeks in June 2018.

Majority of Bali is without any hospitals or programmes to assist those with mental health conditions, with only 2% of the nation budget being allocated to this much needed discipline. This means that the individuals that are in need of mental health treatment programs far outweigh the treatment programs provided within the area. This lack of availability of resources and support means many people are left untreated. 

By working with SLV Global, and taking up a place within this volunteer program, I will be able to help some of these individuals gain access to some resources that may be beneficial for their mental health. I will be working within a psychiatric hospital with individuals with special needs, and participating in youth teaching programes to assist them in gaining skills such as speaking English. The workshops and projects that I will be involved in will include multiple interactive activities, creative thinking, and engaging youth in accepting and explorative approaches towards their emotions. 

I am extremely excited about this experience, as I know that this is going to challenge me, while allowing me to gain an exceptional amount of skills within the psychological field.

I thank you for, and appreciate, every donation, however big or small, that may be given to me. And while I can't promise I wont make you jealous with the amazing views I will no doubt see, I can promise that I will keep you updated on my travels, my learnings, and my expereinces. Again, Thank you dearly. x
  • Bali, Indonesia