Snowdon climb for SLV Bali and Childline - Georgie Shawcross

Georgie Shawcross Start Date: Apr 3, 2018 - End Date: Sep 19, 2018
  • Bali, Indonesia

My Travel Story

by: Georgie Shawcross Start Date: Apr 3, 2018 - End Date: Sep 19, 2018
I will be completing a 4 week mental health placement in Bali this September, as this is an unpaid placement, I will be fundraising to help contribute to my placement fee of £1300. To help raise money for my funds I will be climbing the highest mountain in England and Wales, Mount Snowdon next week. I will also be giving 50% of the money I raise to ChildLine.


ChildLine is the UK's free and confidential, 24 hour helpline for children in distress or danger. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advise, support and protect children and young people who may feel they have nowhere else to turn. Children call ChildLine about a wide range of problems, but the most common problems are abuse (both sexual and physical), bullying, serious family tensions, worries about friends' welfare and teenage pregnancy. Children and young people can call ChildLine about anything – no problem is too big or too small.

Any money donations will be greatly appreciated and will make a massive difference in helping ChildLine to support the young people who contact for help and support. At the moment Childline can support 3 out of 4 children that come to us. Please help make it 4!

What is SLV?

SLV aims to help individuals abroad living with mental illness in cultures were resources are scarce, aiming focus on global mental health and give volunteers experience in communities which need extra support.

Despite Bali being an incredible setting, I can assure that this will not be a holiday and will involve a lot of hard work…

From one of the primary psychiatric hospitals in Indonesia to government run schools for children with specific needs, I will be working with a wide variety of service users from all backgrounds, ages and abilities to help promote positive mental health.

I will gain a high amount of hands-on experience working on various projects such as teaching children English to build self-esteem and coming up with creative activities to help those at varying stages of recovery from things like trauma or brain damage.

There is a distinct lack of understanding about mental health issues in Bali and very few facilities in which people can seek treatment if they need it.

Why do I need help?

Any donations at all, whether big or small, will be highly appreciated and make a huge difference. Donations will help me with my placement fee of £1300 and more importantly help contribute to keep SLV community projects going and allow me to help make a difference to those who need help in Bali!

Thank you very much!!!
  • Bali, Indonesia