OUR KEY OBJECTIVES:
- Working towards increasing awareness of mental health issues and psychological wellbeing.
- Helping to increase the skills of front-line workers in Sri Lanka, by offering high quality teaching and training across different skill levels and within a broad range of fields of mental health.
- Helping develop mental health infrastructure and influencing policy development.
- To channel expertise and other resources available in the UK and the West to practically help in these efforts, including raising funds to be able to maintain a resource base and conduct the work.
Our primary strategy is via capacity building, running workshops, teaching, training courses. We offer this training via a number of key and identified work streams such as:
- Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Child and Adolescence Mental Health
- Disabilities (including soldiers and ex-combatants)
- Alcohol misuse and other substances
- War Widows
- Internally Displaced
- Reconciliation Work
We also work to raise awareness and think about general mental health capacity building that includes contributions to psychiatry training, clinical psychology training (MPhil) and mental health nursing training. We try to begin our work with a needs assessment, implementing to identified training, evaluating our work and using this to feedback into further training.
We have a three level model of capacity building: