Beyond ‘voluntourism’

Thomas Campbell on mental health and volunteering in Sri Lanka.

As a graduate aiming for a career in clinical psychology, my search for relevant experience has taken me far and wide. From working as an Autism Support Worker, to entering data for a counselling charity, to completing a person-centred listening course, I’ve been getting familiar with the mental health field in the UK for a couple of years. My latest venture plunged me into a foreign culture in the developing world and exposed me to a diverse range of professionals and clients as I joined


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