The UK-Sri Lanka Trauma Group is made up of mental health professionals and others interested in trauma-related and general mental health matters in Sri Lanka. Our activities are primarily aimed at “capacity building” in Sri Lanka through training of frontline workers. We work in Sri Lanka through our partner organisation “Samutthana”. We carry out our training activities in three levels: level I – for volunteers and those with minimal skills, level II – for individuals who are working in the mental health field but may not have a profession and level III – for mental health professionals and other health professionals. We source our expert volunteers to carry out training from the UK and other countries as well as from Sri Lanka.
The UK-Sri Lanka Trauma Group is supported by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. It also has links with the University of East London and other NHS Trusts.
Its current membership includes psychologists, psychiatrists, medical practitioners, nurses, trainees and students as well as individuals interested in mental health work.
You can find out more at: http://www.uksrilankatrauma.org.uk