My Volunteer Mental Health Placement to Sri Lanka!!

Maddi Leigh Faith Start Date: Jun 4, 2016 - End Date: Jun 3, 2017
  • Sri Lanka

My Travel Story

by: Maddi Leigh Faith Start Date: Jun 4, 2016 - End Date: Jun 3, 2017
Everyone has mental health just some need a bit more help with it but this is an understanding that society lacks and it needs to change!!

As some of you know, my one true passion is raising mental health awareness whilst studying Psychology at Uni; and with this, I have been able to grab the opportunity to take part in a mental health placement in Sri Lanka in 2017.

In more eastern countries, mental health wellbeing is a hard concept to grasp, a lot of western countries like the UK are a lot more advanced in their research and their services whether we choose to believe it or not so places like Sri Lanka require more help than others. 

During my time in Sri Lanka I will be working with SLV in a psyciatric hospital and a special need facility whilst also doing some youth teaching and gaining a better undersatnding of mental health outside of the UK, along with hopefully learning more about the field of Psychology and a new language and, of course, exploring on my weekends off!!

My one goal in life has been to make a difference in the world, and although I know this is a bit far fetched, even helping one pepson can make their world a completely new one and I believe that working with SLV can lead me one step closer to doing this.


  • Sri Lanka