(In partnership with Survivors Associated)
Samutthana, in partnership with Survivors Associated, offered training and support for both their staff and prison officials. Nivendra Uduman from Samutthana has been visiting the Welikada and Watareka prisons regularly as well as the Matara and Kadurugassara prisons in the past three months. He also provided training in basic counselling skills for counsellors attached to Survivors Associated from various parts of the island. It has proven to be a meaningful project experience for both organisations and future plans involve strengthening the mental health services in the prisons systems in Sri Lanka.