Psychology and Mental Health in India

Psychology Mental Health in India

The State of Mental Health in India Today One in seven Indians were affected by mental disorders of varying severity in 2017. The proportional contribution of mental disorders to the total disease burden in India has almost doubled since 1990. How can Vocational Impact volunteers help the mental health crisis in India today?  We are […]

Nurse Electives for Medical Students

Nurse Electives for Medical Students

Nurse Electives for Medical Students in Africa We’re committed to making sure we’re doing good medical work at each of our sites.  We chatted with one of our medical volunteers, Rosie, who has volunteered three times with us in Ghana as part of our medical elective in Africa. We cover, Common health problems in rural areas, […]

Mental Health in Ghana

Mental Health in Ghana

Mental Health in Ghana “It is estimated that of the 21.6 million people living in Ghana, 650,000 are suffering from a severe mental disorder and a further 2,166,000 are suffering from a moderate to mild mental disorder” and the treatment gap is “98% of the total population expected to have a mental disorder”. Many Ghanaians […]

Nurse Electives in Africa, Expand Your Medical Career

Nurse Elective Tips Advice

Nurse Electives in Africa We share some tips and advice on nurse electives from two student nurses from Leeds University. Helena and Ceci talk and share their feedback and reviews about their international nurse elective abroad in Ghana. They talk about the cultural differences, especially around time-keeping, affectionately known as ‘Ghana-Time’.  They were so happy […]

How Has Volunteering Abroad Changed After Covid

How Has Volunteering Abroad Changed After Covid

How Has Volunteering Abroad Changed Since Covid Like many volunteer abroad organisations, the global 2020 pandemic hit hard. Our partner projects suffered the loss of income from volunteers that Vocational Impact has been sending for many years, which then impacted their budgets and ability to run.  The whole world ground to a halt from March […]

Student Nurse Elective in Ghana

Medical Electives

Student Nurse Electives in Ghana Africa Student Nurse Electives in Ghana Africa are an amazing way to experience another cultural perspective on healthcare and gain valuable insight into language, and practices around the world.  We spoke to student Nia, a student nurse at the University of Leeds who has just returned from spending two weeks […]