Fees are determined by the type of placement you choose -  please click on each heading for a full breakdown of what's included.

What’s Included?

✔︎ Accommodation & Meals

You'll "live like a local" and be hosted by our NGO partners. Accommodation is basic, but comfy and available to you from Sunday evening to Friday afternoon. Your breakfast and dinner during the working week are also included. A yummy fresh curry after a day's work. What could be better?

✔︎ Support

Our incredible, experienced team will be there to support you the whole time and are on call 24/7.

✔︎ Training, Trips & Talks

All placements come with additional training, trips and talks given by local mental health professionals and practitioners. This is your chance to really get to understand mental health treatment in a different culture.

✔︎ Professional Reference

We are happy to proivide you with a reference upon completion of your placement. Our references have gone a long way to helping previous volunteers secure exciting career opportunites and you can see some of these success stories here.

✔︎ Certificate of Learning

To acknowledge your hard work and commitment throughout your placement we'll give you a certificate to formalise your experience.

✔︎ Adventure Break

At the end of your first week in India you'll head to the water where you can rafy, kayak and zipline into your first weekend in India!

✔︎ Transport

From the airport to your accommodation and then to Mysore and Adventure Break. Any transport outside of your usual daily projects is included in your fees. Daily journies cost approximately .20p - .50p each way on a bus.

What’s Not Included?

✗ Flights

Approximately £450 - £750 (depending on country of origin)

✗ Visa

The E-Business Visa is £85 and you'll apply for this yourself online. Beofre any application, please make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after your return date.

✗ Travel Insurance

Safety first!! £30 - £70

✗ DBS or equivalent

Safeguarding our service users is paramount. Therefore all volunteers must provide a valid DBS, or equivalent, which costs £25 in the UK.

✗ Jabs/Shots

Please check with your doctor about recommended jabs/shots and remember to mention that you'll be working in a medical environment.

✗ Daily Buses / Tuk Tuks

Volunteers fund their own transport to and from projects roughly £1 - £2 a day

✗ Weekend/free time spending money

Volunteers find their own accommodation for Friday & Saturday nights, and this is an amazing chance to explore India! Hostels in India can be very reasonably priced - sometimes as little as £10 a night. You may also want to just pick up a few souvenirs or check into a stunning spa for the weekend, but whatever your budget, India remains incredibly affordable.

You can find out more about budgeting here.

Approximate Fee Breakdown



Step 1 - Placement Acceptance Fee: £250.

After your interview, if awarded a place on our team, a non-refundable Placement Acceptance Fee is required to secure your place, which is payable within a week of your placement offer. 

Step 2 - Placement Fee:

Due eight-weeks before your placement begins.

India Mental Health Placement
4 Weeks £1,300

* Peer Mentors are required to join the team for 12 weeks and eligible for a further reduction of Placement Fees


Did you know you can fundraise for your placement? Have a look at our Fundraisers' Hall of Fame for some inspiration from past volunteers who have successfully raised the funds!