University of Hull
SLV.SriLanka - August 2017
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I was so excited to join SLV.Global on a mental health placement in August 2017, as I knew I was heading towards a possible career in the mental health sector. The 5 week placement really opened my eyes to the wide variety of services that mental health teams are involved with in Sri Lanka - from group therapy sessions on mental health wards to creative play activities with disabled children. This amazing opportunity showed me how much mental health (and awareness of it) impacts service users and those around them. The skills I learnt volunteering with SLV.Global will help me with future job opportunities and increase my confidence whilst working in professional environments.
When I heard that I could become an SLV.Global Ambassador at my university and tell more people about the amazing work SLV.Global does, I jumped at the chance. I loved chatting to other students and peers about what I did on placements and encouraging them to become future volunteers, and was so excited for the students who signed up for the following summer. Being an SLV.Global Ambassador has really helped me spread my passion for psychology, and the placement gave me amazing work experience opportunities, that would be extremely difficult to find here in the UK. I can't wait to encourage other students to join SLV.Global, and hope they enjoy their time in Sri Lanka or Bali as much as I did."