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Kate's Mental Health Nursing Placement in Sri Lanka

A project by: Kate Fisher-Harris


WE RAISED £1,850

from 36 donors

Please help support my Sri Lankan Mental Health Placement!

My name is Kate, I am a second year Mental Health Nursing Student and I am deeply passionate about mental health advocacy. I believe that everyone deserves access to quality mental health care and support, regardless of where they live. Throughout my academic and personal journey, I have dedicated myself to learning about mental health issues and supporting those in need.

I'm reaching out to you with a heartfelt request for your support. I have been presented with an incredible opportunity with Travelteer to work as a volunteer in a mental health placement in Sri Lanka, in August 2024. This experience will not only enhance my personal and professional growth but also allow me to make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals living with mental health issues in both hospital settings and local communities.

This project offers a unique opportunity to work alongside healthcare professionals in hospitals and engage with local communities to raise awareness about mental health and reduce stigma. I will also be given the opportunity to experience the benefits of traditional Ayuvedic treatment methods.

Sri Lanka faces significant challenges in addressing mental health issues, including stigma, limited resources, and cultural barriers. By participating in this placement, I will have the chance to contribute to ongoing efforts to improve mental health care and support in the region.

I am seeking your support to make this opportunity a reality. Your generous contributions will go towards covering travel expenses, programme fees, accommodation, and necessary supplies. No donation is too small, and every contribution will make a meaningful difference.

Where will the funds go?

Registration fee = £168

            Volunteer living costs, this includes: accommodation, food, local transport and 24/7 support =£406

            Flights (estimate) = £1026

            Visa = £50

            Your support options:

            1. Donate: Your financial support will directly contribute to covering programme costs and expenses. Even a small donation can go a long way in supporting this cause.

            2. Share: Spread the word about my fundraising campaign on social media, email, or word of mouth. Your help in reaching a wider audience is invaluable.

            3. Offer Encouragement: Your words of encouragement and support mean the world to me. Knowing that I have your backing gives me the motivation to pursue this opportunity wholeheartedly.

            Join Me in Making a Difference: Together, we can make a positive impact on mental health care in Sri Lanka. By supporting this placement, you are not only helping me fulfil a personal and professional goal but also contributing to a cause that affects millions of lives around the world.