Plan My Gap Year now offer mental health volunteer abroad projects in Ghana and the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. They are perfect for those who want work experience in this area, whether you’re working towards a qualification or simply want more insight into this growing area of healthcare.
“I was part of a group of 4 students who did the medical programme as part of a elective placement within our nurse training. We wanted to experience a healthcare system different to our own NHS. I would recommend this project to anyone in a similar position wanting to take part in an elective. The staff at the hospital are great and allow you plenty of opportunity to get hands on experience. The programme was very flexible and your working hours are your choice.” – KEZIAH FEARN | UNITED KINGDOM
You don't need medical qualifications so this is ideal if you simply wish to give your time or gain some insight.
If you're studying for a mental health qualification this is excellent experience in a developing country.