It is estimated that around 2.5 million people in Ghana currently suffer from some form of mental health illness, but there are only 13 practicing psychiatrists. This means volunteering programmes are crucial.
I am currently studying Psychology as an undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, and I am volunteering for 4 weeks, through Plan my Gap Year and I will be working and assisting within hospitals, helping trained professionals with mental health assesments and gaining an insight into psychology and mental health in a different culture. It also involves a community outreach programme which involves raising awareness through talks at schools and communities. It also means that a service can be provided to those who need it at home as well as at hospital.
This is a self-funding programme; and I need to fundraise to help me raise the funds necessary for me to go. My flights, the placement - accommodation, airport pickup and food included - registration fees, transport, visas, insurance, travel to and from the project.
Any donations - no matter how small - will be greatly appreciated and will make a huge difference to those less fortunate in Ghana. Thank you.