Psychology Graduate

SLVeteran Talia


Education: Psychology Graduate - University of Hertfordshire, UK

SLV.Global Placement: Advanced Placement, Sri Lanka, January 2015

Current Role: ‘I haven’t applied to volunteer again as of yet, but it is something I will definitely do again. I’m attempting to find a permanent job in the mental health sector but as you can imagine it is quite difficult!’

Tell us about your SLV.Global experience: ‘An amazing experience, one that has benefited me both educationally and emotionally. It was an experience that would never have been offer to me in the UK, and the individuals I met opened my eyes to the real world we life in and were such an inspiration to me.’

Tell us what you gained from the placement: ‘So so many things! To always have an open mind, to put others first, to create a non judgemental environment for patients and colleagues. To understand that not all patients will be willing to partake in activities or treatment even though they are beneficial to them.’