Check it out! You’ve just secured a place on the SLV.Global Mental Health Placement! Follow the instructions in your offer email to confirm your place!
Your Placement 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 Participant 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.
Mental Health Placement Summary & Timetable
All our placements are designed to help you gain experience whilst sharing your skills at a variety of different projects. Each placement has a degree or vocational focus, however, every placement will have you working in a range of environments.
On the Mental health placement you will be working one day a week in a psychiatric setting or in a community mental health setting. In groups you’ll be running therapeutic activities in the wards with service users at different stages of their recovery.
The remainder of your projects will be spent teaching English to young adults and children within the local communities on the English for Development projects, and also working with individuals with special needs.
Sample Bali Mental Health Placement Weekly timetable
|Monday||SN: Special Needs Work||Session Planning|
|Tuesday||MH: Psychiatric Unit||SN: Special Needs Work|
|Wednesday||SN: Special Needs Work||MH: Workshop|
|Thursday||T: English for Development||T: English for Development|
|Friday||C: Children's Development||Go Travelling|
Join the Team
1. Phone Interview
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 placement acceptance fee to secure your place!
3. SLV.Global 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 Bali
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 placement fees?
Our aim is to keep our placement costs as low as possible, we know you’re on a budget. We limit money spent on marketing, with over 70% of the team are recruited by word of mouth and all coordinators being voluntary. To find out more follow this link.
What’s Included in the Placement Fee
- Food & Homestay Accommodation: 5-20 volunteers in each homestay, 2-5 people sharing a room. Breakfast and Balinese dinner is provided by your homestay weekdays.
- In-Country Training: Your first full week in Bali is your training week.
- Adventure Break: Every team will spend Wednesday afternoon to Friday afternoon doing exciting activities together.
- Transport: From the airport to your homestay, and to some workshops and training sessions.
- Support: The national and international teams are on call 24hrs a day, including project managers and coordinators.
What's not included
- Flights: £450-750/$600-1000/€525-875
- Insurance: £40-£100/$50-$130/€50-120
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 Indonesian Social Visa before arriving into Bali.
Volunteers are responsible for booking their own flights. We ask that you arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar International Airport) on the start date of your placement between 7am-5pm. 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 the Level 3 White Water Rafting that goes down in your first week.
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 to or from projects and should follow the same rule at the weekends. We provide 24 hour support, 7 days a week and are always on call for emergencies.
Volunteers are encouraged to check FCO Travel before they depart. Please read this blog post on safety whilst volunteering abroad.
Most volunteers have fundraised at least part of their placement fees. Using online fundraising sites or hosting bake sales and are a great way to make money and new friends. 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.
Your friends and family will most likely have some questions too! So here’s a document of frequently asked questions designed especially for them.
Applying for sponsorship from your University or College? Or are you considering using this placement as part of a University or College course? If the answer is yes then here is a handy document that promotes details of our insurance, risk assessments and heath and safety policies.