Psiquiátrico San Juan de Dios (BOL-40)


Type: Disabled, Anti-drugs - Country: Bolivia

Brief description and main aims

Psiquiátrico San Juan de Dios provides psychiatric care to patients from the Departments of Cochabamba, Oruro and La Paz. It contributes to mental health in Bolivia and provides therapeutic care and rehabilitation to patients how are alcoholic or have a drug addiction. Within a therapeutic community Psiquiátrico San Juan de Dios  also provides outpatient and external monitoring to patients who require it. They offer a friendly and welcoming attention to hospitalized patients through comprehensive care.

Main Activities

It is a public institution which accommodates two different treatment centers: one for the care of people with psychological disorders and the other for drug rehabilitation Both centers provide housing and care for their populations, giving them psychological and spiritual support.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer is to help with  psychological treatment of the residents, physical rehabilitation andsupport the job of the professionals. 

In the occupational therapy workshop the volunteer should perform the following activities: carpentry and painting workshop, dressmaking, hairdressing, ceramics, hiking, embroidery, didactic, silkscreen and  gym.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

It would be preferable for the volunteer to have an education and/or experience in the areas of health or psychology. Also, she/he must be emotionally strong, patient, and have a lot of motivation and initiative.

Location

Colcapirhua (8 1/2 Km. from Cochabamba)

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family.

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