International Diploma In Mental Health, Human Rights & Law

The diploma imparts knowledge on the role of legislation in promoting and protecting the rights of persons with mental health issues, and how mental health policy & services can work to improve human rights standards in the sector.

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Going through this course has helped me formalise a mental health policy for Fiji.

Christine Sinclair Erasito

Mental Health Nurse, Lautoka Hospital


This course demystified law and human rights in line with mental health.

Joyce Vives

Behavioral Therapist, San Francisco Department of Public Health


This course of the highest calibre enhanced the depth and breadth of my knowledge.

Aikaterini Nomidou

Vice-President of Sofpsi N.Serron & Lawyer


I realised that this course is relevant to both, developed and developing nations.

Peter Bazzana

Member, NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal


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Our work at the Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy is spread across law & policy reform, suicide prevention, community-based mental health, health systems strengthening & peer support, training & education, and youth mental health.

An innovative, evidence-based, high impact, community-led model to reduce the mental health and social care gap in rural communities.

Suicide Prevention & Implementation Research Initiative (SPIRIT)

An integrated & evidence-based suicide prevention intervention being implemented & evaluated at scale in rural communities.

India Mental Health Observatory (IMHO)

A repository of data & information on mental health laws, policies & services to bridge systemic gaps for advancing mental health in India.

Legal Support for Implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017

An initiative to provide capacity building & technical support to different stakeholders for implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017.


A suicide prevention program for engaging and enabling young people to address urban youth suicides in India.

Using Peer Support In Developing Empowering Mental Health Services (UPSIDES)

A study that aims to evaluate and develop scalable peer support interventions for people with severe mental health conditions.

MindKind Study

The MindKind Study is an international feasibility study that enables the youth to work directly with mental health researchers to better understand how young people can manage their mental health.

QualityRights Gujarat

An innovative, evidence-based intervention to reorient mental health services to promote human rights, empowerment, and recovery of persons with mental health conditions.

Our Story

We at the Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy imagine a just and equitable world through enhancing communities' capabilities for mental health and well-being

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We work with different stakeholders including people with lived experience, caregivers, mental health professionals, media, policymakers, civil society organisations & researchers.



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