Clinical Support Worker

SLVeteran Jemma

Education: BSc Psychology - University of Birmingham, UK

SLV.Global Placement: Graduate Mental Health Placement September 2014

Current Role: 'Since my placement I have been working as a clinical support worker in a mental health hospital. However, I am due to start the Teach First graduate scheme in September.'

Tell us about your SLV.Global experience: 'SLV was one of the best experiences of my life. I was very worried about living away from home for 12 weeks, but my Sri Lankan family made me so welcome and I made some great new friends. The projects were an eye opening experience, and I loved being so immersed in the culture.'

'SLV gave me the all important experience of working with people with mental health problems, which helped me get a paid role in the UK.'