Mental Health Nurse

SLVeteran Freya

SLVeteran-Freya

Education: Psychology & Criminology - Sheffield Hallam University, UK

SLV.Global Placement: Mental Health Placement, 2013

Current Role: ‘The psychology placement in Sri Lanka confirmed my decision that I wanted to work in mental health. Following my return I applied to study Mental Health nursing at City university in London. I am now almost qualified, and have been offered a job in the trust I trained in!’

Tell us about your SLV.Global experience: ‘My SLV experience was the best experience of my life! I met the best group of people, whom I still see now and learned a lot about the brilliant culture in Sri Lanka as well as a lot about myself. Having SLV experience on my CV has really made me stand out from the popular psychology crowd. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to experience something new and different while gaining experience, meeting new people and travelling around a beautiful country.’

Tell us what you gained from the placement: ‘SLV has definitely enhanced my CV, it stood out in my interview for City university, and stood out again in my interview for my job as a mental health nurse. It is such a different and interesting experience, people always want to hear about it!’

‘I learnt about a culture I had not experienced before, I learnt how to work through language barriers and still find a way to help people. Mostly, I took away a lovely group of friends for life and an experience I will never forget!!’