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

“mens sana in corpore sano” - (a healthy mind in a healthy body)

Welcome to the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), 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 in general psychology, counseling and psychotherapy, child psychology, educational psychology, abnormal psychology, and the psychology of addiction and substance abuse. We also conduct regular public seminars and workshops on relevant and important topics related to Psychology and Mental Health in Colombo and Kandy.

We also provide confidential and personalized psychological counseling 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, overcoming anxiety and mild depression and for achieving accelerated behavioural changes and personal growth.

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

International Conference on Applied Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental Health - 2018 Congress is scheduled to be held on November 26-27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The 2018 Conference Theme is: Improving Physical and Mental Well-being through Psychological & Psychiatric applications in Diverse and Challenging Settings.  - Applied Psychology Congress 2018


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.

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We wish you 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. Maj. Gen. Lord Dr. Kumar Divakar Chandra Sarkar, MD, DPS(Public Service), DIA (International Affairs & Human Rights), PhD (Arbitration), LHD (Human Laws), DM (Business Management & HRD), DHS. - Secretary General & Ambassador at Large Extraordinary,                  International Board of Directors & Trustees, ICDRHRP UN-IGO (California, USA).

IMH Board of Management 

Amb. Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe, OLS, KStI, KGCOMR, K.St.J., Ph.D.(Hon.), DPS(USA), Dh.C.(Florida), B.Sc.(USA), 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 

Dr. Kalharie Pitigala, Ph.D.(Uni. of Colombo), MBS (Uni. of Colombo), B.Sc. (Psy.), B.Sc.(Hons.), Adv.Dip.Coun.Psy.(SL), Dip.Psy.C.(SL) Dip.Edu.Psy.   Senior Lecturer, Psychotherapist and Deputy Academic Registrar


Dr. Priyangi Puvanenthirarasa, MBBS(India), MITBCCT(UK), Dip.Psyc.C.(SL), Dip.CAP(SL)

Ms. Udhara Munasinghe, B.Sc., M.Sc., PG.Dip.(Counselling & Psychosocial Support) MITBCCT(UK)

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

Ms. Shihara Dissanayake, B.A.(Psychology & Philosophy), Adv.Dip.(Psychotherapy), Dip.(Counselling Psychology)

Team of IMH Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Workplace Emotional Health Programme

Employee assistance programme which provides a dedicated hotline service.

Emotional Resilience Programme

Workshops designed to teach skills and coping techniques related to resilience.

Crisis Management Consultancy

Customised workshop for organisations to better manage workplace crises.


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 Medicina  Alternativa (MA) and The Open International University for Complementary Medicines (Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka) Charter of Medicina Alternativa, Alma Ata, 1962.


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.


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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