As is mentioned in this handy video, your first week in Bali is all about ensuring you're ready to work effectively and confidently in a new culture. All of our facilitators are professionals in their field and happy to share their knowledge with you. Of course we understand that you have loads of incredible experience already - you wouldn't be on this placement if you didn't, but this training week has been designed to sharpen those skills and get you used to working with additional, and potentially, unfamiliar factors like high heat and humidity too. 

Psychiatric facility talk and induction

This talk is led by the staff who work in the hospital every day. They'll give you the background of the hospital and a comprehensive tour of the wards and grounds, including showing you where you'll be working, before answering any questions you may have. 

Working with people with additional needs in Bali

An Australian doctor, who has lived in Bali for the past 10 years and specialises in OT, will help you navigate the differences in care for people with special needs abroad. This interactive workshop puts you in challenging situations to see how you react. We also explore examples of activities to improve cognitive, motor and language skills as well as how best to work with the staff at the centres where you’ll be working.

Teaching workshop

Our SLV.Global team will lead the workshop on how to structure spoken English lessons  to children and young adults. These sessions are mainly to build the confidence of service users through the medium of English. Sessions should be fun, functional, interactive and creative to help improve socialisation and increase overall well-being. 

Indonesian language 

Led by our amazingly talented Balinese team, this session's aim is to help you learn some common, helpful phrases you can use at your projects and in the community.