University of Edinburgh
Peer Mentor Placement
SLV.SriLanka - November 2018
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"My three-month Advanced Mental Health Placement as a Peer Mentor in Sri Lanka from November 2018 to January 2019 is an experience I will cherish forever. I got the opportunity to work with so many people from different backgrounds, all offering immense knowledge and different perspectives on mental health disorders. I broke cultural barriers not just with service users but with my colleagues coming together as a team to help those in need, learning so many skills in the process; team-building, communication, public speaking, empathetic listening, coordination, etc. I got to attend and participate in lectures, talks, and workshops delivered by many experienced mental health professionals. Moreover, I got to travel around the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, a gem located in the Indian ocean. I am so excited to become an SLV.Global Ambassador so I can start spreading word about the incredible work being done by the organisation and the beautiful experience that awaits future volunteers. It's a mental health placement like no other, offering something beyond mental health experience; offering something so special and unique, it will stay with you for years to come."