Training Community Nurses in Sri Lanka

Delivering Sri Lanka's first formal training in community psychiatric care to local nurses

Project aim

Delivering Sri Lanka's first formal training in community psychiatric care to local nurses

About the project

As a country raged by years of civil war and natural disasters, Sri Lanka has a desperate need for qualified Community Psychiatric Nurses, able to support those living with mental health problems in most remote areas of the island. Sri Lanka has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, and a huge section of society lives with the trauma caused by its troubled, violent past.

Unity in Health is a very small charity dedicated to training nurses, occupational therapists and other health professionals where these are non-existent and most needed. All the money we raise for this project, will be used to train Sri Lanka's first batch of community based psychiatric nurses - 65 in total - and to pay for their meals and accommodation, studying & learning resources, and nursing tools to use once working in their rural communities.

Help us to bring better mental health care to those Sri Lankans who are most isolated and forgotten. Your support will make a huge difference. Thank you for taking the time to read our appeal, and for your donation (for more information on our work please visit unityinhealth.org)

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