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    Weʼve raised £3,345 to help fund my 6-week voluntary mental health placement in India and Sri Lanka this summer.

    Funded on Wednesday, 8th August 2018

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    On the 5th May 2018, I will be completing a Skydive at Langar airfield to fundraise for my voluntary 1-week Clinical and Ancient Psychology programme in India, and my 5-week Mental Health Placement in Sri Lanka with SLV Global.

    I am currently studying Psychology (with Neuroscience & Neuroimaging) at the University of York. To support my studies I am trying to obtain as much practical experience as I can. I spent last summer on a research placement at the University of Lincoln to enhance my skills within a laboratory environment. This summer I want to gain more hands-on experience helping to treat individuals who suffer from mental illness.

    SLV Global was founded as an organisation in 2010, when 2 psychology students made the decision to put their degrees to good use and journeyed to Sri Lanka, where the resources for those living with mental illness were scarce. Together with a local youth worker they created SLV Global, and the opportunity for people like myself to gain invaluable experience helping individuals with debilitating mental health issues was created. Whilst in Sri Lanka I will be working alongside local psychiatric professionals to increase my knowledge and enhance my skill set within mental health treatment, whilst being immersed in a diverse culture.

    The first week of my placement will be spent in India, which is SLV Global's newest programme, facilitated by local clinical psychologists and will give me the opportunity to delve into the ways that ancient Eastern traditions like meditation can complement modern clinical psychology to promote positive mental health.

    I need to raise a total of £3000 to fund the placement. 5-15% of my placement fees are donated directly to the SLV Global Mental Health fund which supports grassroots organisations on the ground in the countries where they work. This contributes to the work of promoting positive mental health within the local community, and beyond, long after my placement concludes.

    Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Amelia Shelton7 months ago
      Amelia Shelton

      Amelia Shelton

      7 months ago

      So today was the day... I did it, I threw myself out of a plane for money! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated/shown support for my fundraising, bring on Sri Lanka in the summer!

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    Page last updated on: 8/2/2018 6:16 AM

    Supporters

    84

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 2, 2018

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 3, 2018

      Wishing you well on your journey, Vivien and Steve xx

      £30.00

    • Sara Barry

      Sara Barry

      May 27, 2018

      Well done on the skydive & good luck in Sri Lanka. Sorry for late donation. Sara x

      £20.00

    • Emma Rowlinson

      Emma Rowlinson

      May 9, 2018

      Well done Amelia. Love from Tony and Emma.xx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 8, 2018

      Best wishes Gemmo

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 8, 2018

      From Barnie

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 8, 2018

      Good Luck from Jim and Margaret

      £20.00

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