Weʼre raising £1,500 to help fund my SLV mental health placement in Sri Lanka.
- Sri Lanka
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In 2004 Sri Lanka faced a Tsunami and has only recently seen the end of a 26-year civil war which brought immense suffering to the population. Many people have been left with mental health issues and the healthcare services do not have the capacity to give everyone the support that is needed.
I have been lucky enough to have secured a 4 week voluntary mental health placement with SLV, a UK based organisation that provides students and graduates with hands-on work experience abroad in the mental health sector. During this time I will be putting my degree of Psychology into practice by working with people of all ages living with mental illness and suffering with trauma, providing support for those less fortunate and promoting positive mental health.
This will include working 5 days a week, running support activities in clinical/community settings for those at all varying stages of their recovery. As well as working in psychiatric facilities, rehabilitation centres and mental health clinics, using physical and mental activities to uncover the creative potential of the service users.
I will also be teaching English in schools/training institutes, helping improve simple daily skills such as effective communication and coping with emotions/stress. Also working with children with special needs.
There are very little opportunities to seek support and help for those in the Sri Lankan community who are mentally ill or trauma sufferers. And many can't afford education. SLV works on many projects in Sri Lanka targeting all of these issues.
I am due to undertake this unique opportunity in June 2019, for this placement I am required to generate £1500. This is to help cover the costs of my training, visa, travel, home-stay accommodation and help SLV continue to provide these opportunities. This is where I would greatly appreciate your help and any donations in order for me to successfully help the suffering people of Sri Lanka.
Thank you so much for everything, Aneesa xo
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Apr 14, 2019
Apr 1, 2019
Good Luck Bhagji!!!! And have fun!Love you loads!! X
Apr 1, 2019
So proud my lovely of your beautiful heart - May you forever be blessed enough to give to others Insha’Allah. Have a safe trip. Love you loads xxx
Jan 7, 2019
I am so very proud off my granddaughter Aneesa shah-simmonsfor doing her volunteering work in sri-LankaLots of LoveDaddie
Nannieamma and Nannabu
Oct 10, 2018
May you stay safe on your travels inshallah, and fulfill your dreams, we love you so much from your Nannieamma and Nannabu, you will be amazing xxx
Jun 1, 2018
Sounds really exciting and I’m sure you’ll make a really great contribution out there next year. Much love from your big uncle and fam 😘
May 31, 2018
So proud of you! May Allah swt reward you for all your kindness and hard work! Love you lots, khala & co xxxoooxxx
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