University of Auckland
Mental Health Placement
SLV.Bali - September 2016
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"The absolute highlight of my SLV.Global experience is the amazing people I was able to work with and the friends from all across the world that I was able to make. Being immersed in a completely different culture was so eye-opening and I felt very lucky to be given the opportunity to help make a difference in the community during the two and a half months I was there.
Bali became my second home and my homestay and the SLV.Global team became my family.
My time in Bali allowed me to gain valuable experience in the mental health sector. This experience included, teaching English in our homestay community and running sessions that incorporated different therapies in both special needs schools and psychiatric facilities.
I came away from the placement feeling like we really made a difference in the service users lives and saw the importance of working as a team to execute a well planned, stimulating session.
Also, on the weekends we were able to explore the beautiful breath taking sights and literally climb mountains!
I have been accepted to a Masters programme at the University of Auckland and honestly know that my time with SLV.Global allowed me to gain the skills and life experience to gain entry to this course. I am very excited to be an SLV.Global Ambassador at the University of Auckland. I love sharing my experience with others and am happy to help with any questions about the placement that come my way."