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Mental Health Placements & Educational Programmes

Posted 16 days ago by SLV. Global
Location Job Type Flexible
Salary See job description Sector Psychology Graduate

Company description

SLV.Global is a mental health organisation providing the opportunity for individuals to travel abroad to gain experience and an education in global mental health. They are currently running their placements and programmes in India, Europe and Bali, Indonesia.

SLV.Global are on the lookout for passionate, motivated individuals who have a keen interest and knowledge in global mental health to join their teams, and continue to provide valuable resources to the communities they work with across the world.

SLV.Global are celebrating their ten year anniversary! The organisation was originally founded in 2010 by a group of psychology graduates, and since inception they have continued to develop placements that give relevant experience to those wanting to progress into a career in the mental health sector.

Opportunity details

Recruiting passionate, committed volunteers looking for hands-on global mental health work experience in Bali.

The Bali Mental Health Placement is suited to those seeking hands-on experience in the education and mental health sector. All SLV.Global projects aim to promote positive mental health as much as possible by boosting confidence, self-esteem and improving key life skills.

Projects include:

  • Working in a variety of clinical and communal settings with individuals with mental health concerns
  • Teaching English as a way to improve future prospects for those marginalized by poverty or circumstance
  • Working with individuals with special educational needs to boost self-confidence and improve key skills

All volunteers are required to undergo a series of in-country training sessions run by local NGOs and charity workers. These include; basic teaching English, working with children and vulnerable adults, cross-cultural skills and understanding. The cost and length of our placements vary, please see our website for the latest information.

Students and graduates will benefit most from this placement, as it comprises of teaching, working with children and those with specific needs and also spending time running sessions in a clinical environment. Participants work full time during the week, but have all weekends off to travel the beautiful stunning island.

Check out our Instagram to find out what our team are up to in Bali right now: https://www.instagram.com/slvglobal/

What do you get when you participate in a placement or programme with SLV.Global?

✔ Over 40 hours of hands-on experience on a placement

✔ Training, talks and trips

✔ In depth learning from a mental health professional

✔ An intensely immersive cross-cultural experience

✔ An education in global mental health

✔ A professional reference and certificate of learning

✔ Weekends off to travel and explore

SLV.Global also offer students and graduates the unique opportunity to gain an education in global mental health on their educational programmes which are currently taking place in Europe and India. You can read more about each programme below:

• Clinical & Ancient Psychology Program in India

During this two-week educational program participants can learn about ancient and modern methods to treat mental health concerns. You can learn from incredible, renowned professionals from world-famous NIMHANS, as well as take a tour of Southern India and really experience the culture for yourself!

• Peace & Positive Psychology Program in Europe

Our educational Peace and Positive Psychology program is 10-days and takes place in Hungary and Croatia. You will learn about post-conflict psychology, PTSD, peace and positive psychology, body movement psychotherapy and mindfulness! Our workshop leaders will take you through diverse exercises and experiences, with sessions aimed at discovering and developing the best version of you!

Application processes

Please submit an application through our website: https://slv.global/apply-now

What makes SLV.Global different to other volunteer organisations?

  • We're focused on being ethical and sustainable. Our projects are sourced by, and run alongside, the Indonesian team.
  • We are not a tour operator: we are invested in every step of your placement, from the application process to sweating it out on your way to projects.
  • We don’t support “voluntourism”. We focus on making a positive impact in the local community. Our focus is on the benefit to the service users, not on a holiday experience.
  • We provide training: we want to make sure you feel as prepared as you can be, so we aim to provide comprehensive training in the first week.
  • We want you to live like a local and break out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in a totally new culture. You’ll be living with a local family, eating the local food and getting a real feel of local customs.

Additional information

What makes SLV.Global different to other volunteer organisations?

  • We're focused on being ethical and sustainable. Our projects are sourced by, and run alongside, the Indonesian team.
  • We are not a tour operator: we are invested in every step of your placement, from the application process to sweating it out on your way to projects.
  • We don't support "voluntourism". We focus on making a positive impact in the local community. Our focus is on the benefit to the service users, not on a holiday experience.
  • We provide training: we want to make sure you feel as prepared as you can be, so we aim to provide comprehensive training in the first week.
  • We want you to live like a local and break out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in a totally new culture. You'll be living with a local family, eating the local food and getting a real feel of local customs.

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