Your Program Offer
In this pack, you’ll find lots of information designed to help you with any questions you might have at this stage. But hey, you’re a person, and so are we, so we welcome you to get in touch via email or phone too.
You can contact us directly for anything as simple as asking about the weather to requesting an extension for your placement acceptance fee, just give us a call in the office and we’ll do our best to assist you.
Once you’ve secured your place, we’ll give you access to your own SLV.Global Portal, which includes downloadable documents covering everything about visas, packing, what to expect when you arrive and some additional forms we’ll need you to fill in.
We recommend putting some time aside to read through this information and check out our YouTube channel for further advice.
Clinical & Ancient Psychology Program Summary & Timetable
Our Educational Program is designed to help you gain valuable knowledge of global mental health whilst also giving you a unique insight into ancient Eastern practices.
The first part of the week will include seminars led by leading Psychiatrists and Clinical Psychiatrists at NIMHANS, the largest psychiatric facility in India, alongside a journey into the spiritual world of yoga in the world’s first ever yoga centre for psychological well-being.
The latter part of the week will involve exploring the School of Ancient Wisdom. Here you will discover ancient, holistic practices such as yoga meditation and mindfulness through workshops led by clinical professionals.
Check out this sample timetable for the program below:
Sample Program Timetable
|Monday||Yoga||Talk with clinical expert|
|Tuesday||Talk with clinical expert||Talk with clinical expert|
|Wednesday||Talk with clinical expert||Brain Bank|
|Friday||Mindfulness and meditation||Head to Mysore||Saturday & Sunday||Explore Mysore||Head home|
Join the Team
1. Application Form
Well done! You've made the team!
2. Confirm Place
Fill out online booking form & pay your £250, $350 USD, €350 or $500 AUD non - refundable program acceptance fee to secure your place.
3. SLV.Global Participant Portal
It's all yours! Everything you need to help you prepare for your placement.
4. Pay your final balance
8 weeks before your placement start date, your Placement Fees will be due. Read on for more info.
5. Fly to India
It's all happening! We will put you in touch with people on your team before you depart.
6. Meet the SLV.Global Team
Well hello there! We will be at the airport ready to meet you.
What’s Included in your Program Fees?
Our aim is to keep program costs as low as possible, we know you’re on a budget. We limit money spent on marketing, with over 70% of the team recruited by word of mouth and all coordinators being voluntary. To find out more follow this link.
What’s Included in the Program Fee
- All Workshops & Seminars
- Accommodation & Meals: Several meals are included whilst you are participating in the program. Any meals that occur during free time may not be included.
- Transport: From the airport to your accommodation, and to all workshops and training sessions.
- Support: The national and international teams are on call 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.
What's not included
- Flights: £350-750/$450-1000/€400-900
- e-Tourist Visa: £40-£100
- Insurance: £40-£100/$50-$130/€50-120
- Spending Money: £50-80 The majority of your spending money is spent at the weekend in Mysore.
On the Participant Portal, there’s step-by-step information about the visa process, but for now, in summary, all volunteers are required to apply for an Indian e-Tourist Visa online.
This process is (relatively) straightforward and can all be done online. There are step-by-step guidelines to walk you through the process on this site, which involves completing in an online form and also uploading a PDF copy of the picture page of your passport and a JPEG photo of yourself.
Volunteers are responsible for booking their own flights. We ask that you arrive in Bengaluru International Airport on the start date of your placement between 4am – 9pm. Once confirmed on the team we will put you in touch with travel experts who can assist you in booking your flight.
It’s got to be done, so don’t get on that plane until you’ve got sufficient insurance to cover your whole trip. Always check the conditions of your insurance and make sure you’re covered for private hospital care.
No one likes needles, but if you’re travelling abroad and/or working in a clinical setting you need inoculations for your own protection. We will give you more information on this once your place is secured and but always follow the advice of your GP or local travel clinic who know the score.
This is our number one priority, which is why you never travel alone. We provide 24 hour support, 7 days a week and are always on call for emergencies. It should be noted that everyone joining our Program needs to do their own research and you are encouraged to check FCO Travel before depart. Please read this blog post on safety whilst travelling abroad.
Some participants have fundraised at least part of their Program fees. Hosting bake sales and car boot sales are a great way to make money and new friends. Universities occasionally offer grants and bursaries for educational programs. Once you’re on the team we can help with more detailed information about fundraising in your Participant Portal.
Volunteering with SLV.Global is both psychologically and mentally tiring, so it's a requirement that everyone on the team is in generally good health. After you have confirmed your place, we’ll need to know more about your medical history. However, If you have a concern that you want to disclose confidentially before you join our team please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope this starter pack has been useful, but you’re bound to have more questions and we’re always happy to help. Go ahead and email us on email@example.com or call the office on 02070961718 and we’ll be able to help you further.