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Welcome to the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Colombo, Sri Lanka

Our two official IMH Latin Mottos:

  • “mens sana in corpore sano” - (a healthy mind in a healthy body)
  • "mutare vivendi viam vestram" - (change your way of living)

Ayubowan! - ආයුබෝවන්  (āyubōvan) (May you live long!). Vanakkam! - வணக்கம் (Adoration, Worship, Reverence, Respect, Submission, etc.). As-Salaam-Alaikum! ٱلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ‎ (Peace be upon you). Greetings and welcome to the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in Colombo-04, Sri Lanka website. Our aim is to provide and promote positive mental health and wellness services and education and training opportunities for all. We have been operating successfully since our inception in Colombo 03 in August 2007 as a private educational and research Institute and we conduct regular short-duration small group and individual courses and training programs and online (distance learning) courses in general psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, life coaching, relationship coaching, child psychology, positive parenting, educational psychology, abnormal psychology, health psychology, CBT, DBT, diet and nutrition, and the psychology of addiction and substance abuse. We also conduct regular public seminars and workshops on relevant and important topics related to Psychology, Suicide Prevention, Counselling and Mental Health in Colombo.

We also provide face-to-face and online confidential and personalized psychological counselling and psychotherapy sessions and consultations on request for individuals (teens, adults, couples, elderly citizens) and groups. Clinical hypnotherapy consultations and sessions are also made available for students, clients, organizations and the general public for effective relaxation and stress management, phobia cure, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, behavioral addictions, alcohol and smoking cessation,  drug and substance abuse, overcoming anxiety and mild depression and for achieving accelerated behavioral changes and personal growth.

Institute of Mental Health - Most Innovative Counselling Services Sri Lanka - Global Excellence Awards 2017 - Certificate

Please take some time to explore this site and drop us a line if you require any more information or clarification about our professional and confidential counseling and psychotherapy services, clinical hypnotherapy services, our psychology and mental health related courses/classes, or if you have any other suggestions or comments.

Read the IMH Latest News and Events

Read and Download the Research Articles and Publications on Mental Health, Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy by clicking this link.

We wish you continued health and happiness and we look forward to hear from you soon!

Opening Days and Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Honorary Patron of the IMH

H.E. Amb. Gen. Sir Divakar Chandra Sarkar, ONU, CCK, ELLD, MD, JD, SJD, DPS, Ph.D., FAMDA - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, United Nations, President and Chief Judge, UN Inter-Governmental Special Court of Arbitration, Lt. General and Inspector General, H-WIPC Interpol Command

IMH Board of Management 

Amb. Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe, OLS, KStI, KGCOMR, K.St.J., Ph.D.(Psy.), Dh.C.(Florida), B.Sc.(USA), FRSM(UK), FRSPH(UK), FTBCCT(UK), Grad.Dip.Ed.(London), MBCS(UK), M.Inst.Psy, H.I.Dip.(Compl. Therapies), Dip.Human Rights (SL) - Founder and Director of Studies. Vice President for South Asia, Ambassador-at-Large Extraordinary and High Commissioner for Social Economy and Mental Health Science, ICDRHRP UN-IGO, (California, USA)  

 Mrs. J. A. Shiranee Jayasinghe, LL.B.(SL), Dip.Mgmt(SL), Attorney-at-Law, Notary Public, Commissioner for Oaths, Registered Company Secretary   Academic and Examinations Registrar 

Ms. Yohani De Silva, M.Sc.(Applied Psychology), B.A.(Edu.), HND(UK), CLC(SL), CRC(SL), Cert.CBT(UK), MITBCCT(UK) - Lecturer, Psychotherapist, Life & Relationship Coach and Deputy Academic Registrar

VISITING LECTURERS

Ms. Lakmi Hettiaratchi, B.A.(Bangalore), MITBCCT(UK), M.Sc. Business Psychology (UK)

Ms. Ishani Aluwihare, A.A.(Psy.), MITBCCT(UK), CLC, CRC, Dip.Psy.C., Dip.CAP, Cert.(Abnormal Psy.)

Ms. Thuhashi Ambawatte, B.Sc.(Psy.), M.Sc.(Health & Clinical Psychology)

Mr. Nisal Perera, Internationally Certified Addiction Professional and Recovery Coach, Consultant to the Police Department on Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Consultant to the Ministry of Rehabilitation in Sri Lanka, Coordinator for the Presidential Drug Task Force, Sri Lanka. Consultant - Durdans Hospital - Negombo, and Ave Maria Hospital in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

Team of IMH Counsellors and Psychotherapists

TEAM OF IMH CERTIFIED LIFE COACHES
TEAM OF IMH CERTIFIED RELATIONSHIP COACHES

The IMH is an official Institutional signatory of the The SDG Accord global initiative established to inspire, celebrate and advance the critical role that education has in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the value it brings to governments, business and wider society.

The IMH is also an official Academic Signatory of the Education Charter International initiative of CCLP Worldwide.

The IMH is now an official "Mental Health and Wellbeing Partner" of the Rotaract District 3220 Sri Lanka and Maldives for the Rotaract Year 2020-21 in building a mentally stronger and healthy community in our very own country.

 

The Institute of Mental Health is an Affiliate Organization Member of the World Federation for Mental Health - WFMH, USA.

The IMH is Accredited with a 5 Star Grading by The International Commission for Diplomatic Relations, Human Rights and Peace (ICDRHRP), Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO), California, USA.

The Institute of Mental Health is an Affiliated Institution of The Academy of Universal Global Peace (AUGP), USA

The Institute of Mental Health  is Affiliated with the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA), USA, via its Founder and Director Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe who is an Individual Member of the IVETA, USA.

The Institute of Mental Health  is Affiliated with the Young Scientists University (YSU), USA The Institute of Mental Health  is Affiliated with the American University for Global Peace (UNUGP), USA

The IMH is Affiliated with The Canadian Health Sciences Institute (TCHSI), IGO, Canada.

The IMH is a Member of the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL)New Zealand.


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Institute of Mental Health (IMH)

The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) is a private Educational & Research Institute founded by Certified Master Life Coach, Psychotherapist and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist Dr. Romesh Jayasinghe Ph.D.(Hon., USA) Dh.C.(USA) FRSPH(UK) FTBCCT(UK) MBCS(UK) Grad.Dip.Ed(UK) M.Inst.Psy on the 21st of August 2007 in Colombo-03. The IMH is an Affiliate Organization Member of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH, USA) and an Affiliated Institution of the Young Scientists University (YSU), USA. The IMH and all its courses are fully Recognized and Accredited with a "5 Star Grading" by the International Commission of Diplomatic Relation Human Rights and Peace (ICDRHRP), an Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) registered with UNDESA and other International organizations. Our aim is to provide and promote positive mental health and wellness services and psychology education and training opportunities for all in Sri Lanka. We have been operating successfully since our inception in Colombo 03 in 2007 as a private educational institute and we conduct regular short-duration small group and individual courses and training programs in counselling and psychotherapy, child psychology, educational psychology, abnormal psychology, special education, general and applied psychology and mental health leading to the final award of the IMH Diploma in Psychology & Counselling. We also provide confidential and personalized psychological counseling and psychotherapy sessions and consultations on request for individuals (teens, adults, couples, elderly citizens) and groups. Hypnotherapy self-hypnosis Audio CD’s are also made available for sale to our students, clients, organizations and the general public for effective relaxation and stress management and for achieving accelerated cognitive-behavioral change and personal growth. At present, all our counselling and educational & training services and courses are conducted only in the English language medium of communication and instruction.
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You are smart and strong for reaching out for help. It is not a sign of weakness.

We recognize that the last couple of months and coming months have been causing a lot of anxiety in all of us, stemming from the uncertainty surrounding the state of affairs.

We want to acknowledge that we are all feeling this in different ways and that it is good to recognize where your mental health is at. Just like how we protect our physical bodies from vaccinations we must look after our minds too.

However, in Sri Lanka to even bring up the words "mental health" strikes fear in some to open up about their mental wellbeing due to the stigma and judgement associated with raising concerns about one's mental health.

We need to have more conversations about mental health, the more open we are about this the less stigma - the more people will be unafraid to reach for help to proactively look after their mental health by reaching out for support.

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