Over the past two decades UKSLTG and Samutthana have provided support to many Sri Lankan organisations through the training of over 10,000 frontline workers including: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Teachers, Religious Leads, NGO Workers and Volunteers. We do not do any direct clinical work as our aim is capacity building; helping to enhance and develop the skills of the Sri Lankan people who have an interest in Mental Health in order to increase their confidence and ensure sustainability with the projects we work with. Please refer to our strategy page for more information about how we work.

Some of our key achievements include:

  • —The total number of attendees at workshops at 3 levels of training =approx. 10,000
  • —Trainees included nurses, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, social workers and counsellors as well as volunteers from different backgrounds and carers.
  • —The M. Phil in clinical psychology =18 graduated (6 per year)
  • —The number of organisations worked with = 46.
  • —Service User development in government hospitals
  • —High ratings of satisfaction recorded on evaluation questionnaires. Feedback and satisfaction
  • ——Formal research