Ellie's SLV Bali Mental Health Placement

Ellie Bickerton Start Date: Feb 15, 2018 - End Date: Aug 14, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Professional Development
  • Volunteer Trip
  • Bali, Indonesia

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by: Ellie Bickerton Start Date: Feb 15, 2018 - End Date: Aug 14, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Professional Development
  • Volunteer Trip
Hello,

As many people may know volunteering and fundraising is a passion of mine and in September I will have the opportunity to volunteer in Bali for four weeks with SLV Global.

SLV Global is a voluntary organisation that aims to focus on global mental health. The Bali Placement which was founded in 2016 is for anyone who already has some experience working in the mental health sector and are looking to increase their understanding of global mental health.

There is a distinct lack of understanding about mental health issues in Bali and few facilities where people can seek treatment if they need it. Therefore, as a  volunteer I will work in Bali's only inpatient psychiatric facility, as well as over twenty other initiatives for at-risk children and people with specific needs, to assist the exceptionally dedicated teams by running creative, interactive, therapeutic activities to provide much needed stimulation and human contact for service users; promoting positive mental health. 

However, I will also be attending mental health-focused workshops lead by local professionals on more commonly accessed alternative therapies like meditation, hypnotherapy and traditional healing and hope to bring any skills I learn back to the UK.

Thank you in advance for reading about my placement and any donations given, every penny goes a long way!

Ellie x
  • Bali, Indonesia