University of Newcastle

Ellen Erskine

Bachelor of Psychology


I volunteered on the SLV.Global mental health placement in Sri Lanka for five weeks. It was both an incredibly rewarding and challenging experience, and involved working in mental health and special needs settings, and teaching English to children. My placement also included several workshops which gave me skills in meditation, mindfulness and creative therapy, and gave me the opportunity to learn directly from mental health specialists in Sri Lankan facilities. To be able to experience the mental health sector in a less advantaged country and in a different culture where mental illness is viewed very differently was such an amazing learning experience for me.

Ellie SLV