Mental Health Placement in Sri Lanka
My first week in Sri Lanka will involve a training week, which will teach me to work in a different cultural environment and how to overcome language barriers. Once I complete the training I will be splitting my time between eight different projects with SLV. These will involve; running activities for patients and using sensory, music and creative therapies to engage with patients on a variety of wards in multiple institutions. In addition, I’ll also be working with individuals with special needs and teaching English to children and to young people on vocational courses.
I am really looking forward to working in a completely new culture in a challenging environment and SLV’s focus on ethical and sustainable projects is something that really stood out to me about them. During my time in Sri Lanka, I will be living like a local with a Sri Lankan family and travelling on the local buses.
For those that wish me to sponsor me, I will be extremely grateful and promise to keep you updated during my trip, bring back a souvenir and make you a Sri Lankan curry on return :).
Please get in touch if you have any questions.