Currently on Placement at IAPT

SLVeteran Georgie

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Education: Psychology - University of Sussex, UK

SLV.Global Placement: Sri Lanka Placement, June 2018

Current role:  "I have been accepted for a placement year at IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) which I am waiting to start."

Tell us about your SLV.Global experience: "I came on this placement with the hope of expanding my experience in the mental health field but I got so much more out of it than I could've ever imagined. I was immersed into a culture that is so beautiful with amazing people and food and I loved every second of it. All of the staff were so helpful and happy to talk at all times and the projects were so rewarding. My personal favourites were YMBA and I Gate College but I looked forward to waking up and going to work every day which cannot be said for most jobs. I'm so grateful to have been given the opportunity to work in such a beautiful country with beautiful people and I would do it all again in a heartbeat."

Tell us what you gained from the placement: "How to communicate with people of different abilities and also different cultures who may not speak English. I also learnt that the mental health sector is where I want to be and how important it is to be patient with service users as the results of your work may not be immediately obvious.

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