International Diploma In Mental Health, Human Rights & Law

The diploma draws its fundamentals from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and provides guidance on its implications in relation to mental health legislation, policy, services, and practice.

The International Diploma has completed 14 batches, with 153 graduates from 63 countries.

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Christine Sinclair Erasito

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

Christine Sinclair Erasito

Mental Health Nurse, Lautoka Hospital


Joyce Vives

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

Joyce Vives

Behavioral Therapist, San Francisco Department of Public Health


Aikaterini Nomidou

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

Aikaterini Nomidou

Vice-President of Sofpsi N.Serron & Lawyer


Peter Bazzana

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 is spread across Law & Policy Reform, Suicide Prevention, Community-based Mental Health, Health Systems Strengthening, Peer Support, Youth Mental Health and Training & Education.

An action research project to strengthen suicide prevention efforts in Odisha by working with law enforcement agencies.


A community-led evidence-based intervention to improve access to mental health and social care in communities.

Suicide Prevention & Implementation Research Initiative (SPIRIT)
Suicide Prevention & Implementation Research Initiative (SPIRIT)

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

Keshav Desiraju India Mental Health Observatory (Keshav Desiraju IMHO)
Keshav Desiraju India Mental Health Observatory (Keshav Desiraju IMHO)

An open-access repository of data and information on mental health laws, policies and services to promote evidence-based policy making.

Contact And Safety Planning for suicide prevention in Chhattisgarh (CASP)
Contact And Safety Planning for suicide prevention in Chhattisgarh (CASP)

A pilot study testing the integration of a suicide prevention intervention (Contact and Safety Planning) into the health system in two districts in Chhattisgarh

Being India
Being India

An international initiative to understand the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people in India and identify priority areas for intervention.

MindKind Study
MindKind Study

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.


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

Our Story

We imagine a just and equitable world through enhancing communities' capabilities for mental health and well-being

Partner with us

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


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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Gujarat
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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Chhattisgarh
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World Health Organization, South East Asian Regional Office (WHO-SEARO)
Hasiru Dala
ACF (Ambuja Cement Foundation)
Police Commissionerate, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack
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Sangath ARG


GCC Supported
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Comic Relief
Indian Council of Medical Research
European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program
APF (Azim Premji Foundation)
10to19: Dasra Adolescents Collaborative
Harish & Bina Shah Foundation
Empower – The Emerging Markets Foundation