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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Help get Cheryl to Sri Lanka to provide much needed Mental Health Relief

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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I am currently in my third year of studying Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. I have learned a multitude of skills which enables me to help improve psychological care for those in need.

Why Sri Lanka?

Many of you will remember the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 which rocked the Indian Ocean and devastated its nearby coastlines. One of which is Sri Lanka where they are still trying to rebuild from this disaster.

Sri Lanka has only recently ended their 25 year civil war which destroyed the country and still has strong emotional and physical consequences on those left to rebuild.

Currently, there is a mental health crisis in Sri Lanka where they do not have a skilled enough workforce in mental health for the population. There is only one psychiatrist available for every 500,000 people in Sri Lanka.

What I am going to do -

As of the 4th of June, I am joining a team of volunteers in Sri Lanka for 6 weeks. I will be doing this with SLV and its partnership charity, Samutthana, the King's College London resource centre for trauma, displacement and mental health in Sri Lanka.

During my time with SLV, I will take part in numerous projects to help the local people. I will use my skills learned at University to work in a mental health facility, a rehabilitation centre, community outreach projects, projects for those with special needs and also projects for the locals. I will use my specific experience and knowledge to run therapeutic activities with inpatients and outpatients to inspire enhanced wellbeing, confidence and help speed up their recovery.

What happens with any donations?

Any money raised will help the Sri Lankan family who will welcome me and other volunteers into their home, help fund the placements and projects I work on, ensure the continuation of SLV's crucial work and its project workers, help fly me out to Sri Lanka and allow me to get the vaccinations I need to work in such an environment.

The smallest donation amount on JustGiving is £2! The volunteering fees are £1550 alone, then the flight and vaccinations are another £1000+, therefore any donations, ideas and input are welcomed!

I am also going to do some events to fundraise for this, ideas are welcomed!!

If you want to find out more about the incredible organisation I am volunteering for, here is their website: SLV (

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  • Cheryl Venart7 months ago
    Cheryl Venart

    Cheryl Venart

    7 months ago

    Hey everyone! Just a quick update. Thanks to all of your incredibly kind donations I am now 25% closer to reaching my goal amount! When I'm out there I will be posting regularly on a blog to let you guys know where exactly your money is going. Also, please share this cause on your social media accounts if you can! Mental health is a cause which is incredibly close to my heart. I cannot believe I have such a great opportunity to help those in drastic need of support and reduce the amount of stigma around mental health. Thank you all so much! xx

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  • Cheryl Venart8 months ago
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    8 months ago
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Page last updated on: 6/5/2018 8:47 PM



  • Calum Stewart

    Calum Stewart

    Jun 5, 2018

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    Jun 1, 2018

    Good luck Cheryl! Such a great cause 😊 xx


  • Nicola Quinn

    Nicola Quinn

    Jun 1, 2018

    £50 from stevie good luck xx£20 from nicky,ewen,dylan,shaun and scrappy woof woof good luck cuz xxx


  • Agnes Shearer

    Agnes Shearer

    Feb 14, 2018

    Good luck Cheryl


  • Sharon Armstrong

    Sharon Armstrong

    Feb 14, 2018

    All the very best for this amazing experience.Kevin, Sharon & Jordan


  • Joseph  Cummings

    Joseph Cummings

    Feb 12, 2018

    Good Luck Cheryl


  • Sam S (KPMG)

    Sam S (KPMG)

    Jan 16, 2018

    Thank you Cheryl! I hope you have a fantastic time in Sri Lanka working on this much needed project.


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Cheryl Venart

Cheryl Venart

Glasgow, United Kingdom

I am in my third year of studying Applied Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. I aim to help others in times of desperate need and help them understand that they can get better. I want to help those who are disadvantaged by society and its stigma against mental health.

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