The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in Colombo, Sri Lanka was created as a registered private entity in August 2007 by Dr. Romesh C. P. Jayasinghe Ph.D.(Hon.), B.Sc.(USA), Grad.Dip.Ed.(London), FRSPH(UK), FTBCCT(UK), MBCS(UK) an internationally certified, endorsed and acclaimed educator/trainer and psychotherapist who now counts over 20 years of experience in the field of professional and higher education and training in Sri Lanka.
The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) aims to provide you with the best education on mental health, help you look out for yourself and support others to heal from within. We provide training programs for you to become a compassionate and caring individual with empathy and excellent interpersonal skills. All the courses are created with professionalism by industry experts to assist you in creating a strong understanding of mental health.
We dream of creating a world where you can voice your mental struggle and heal from it with the utmost care. We want to help you understand the know-how of mental well-being and make you educated to listen to others without judging and extending your hand to bring them out from the black hole of misery.
Our mission is to diminish the stigma of mental illness and prepare you to better the mental health of yourself, your friends, family, colleagues or any individual that seeks help from you. We create all of our courses with expert advice and tested methods that will empower your psychological literacy, allowing you to thrive as a mental health support worker. We want you to join our venture to make mental health as important as physical health!
The IMH was established with the primary aim of designing and conducting mental health and psychological counselling, and child psychology related education and study courses and other related training programmes such as seminars and workshops for individuals, schools, groups, corporations and the public.
As a secondary aim, the IMH also conducts confidential and personalised individual and group counselling and psychotherapy sessions to persons (teens, adults, couples, elders) who are experiencing various kinds of emotional and psychological problems and distress. In this regard, the IMH aims to promote positive mental health and counselling services for all members of the society irrespective of their unique differences and individual life circumstances.
We provide programs for parents, teachers and others who work with children to assist them to understand how they can foster the knowledge and skills for good mental health throughout life.
We also undertake and conduct awareness and educational programs to reduce the social stigma associated with mental illnesses to encourage individuals to seek professional and medical help if and when they experience social or emotional distress.
Finally, we provide programs for organisations to assist them to promote positive mental health in the workplace and to reduce the impact that mental illnesses and negative job and corporate stress have on their workforce.
At the present time, the IMH conducts most of its educational and training programs in the English medium, and individual, couple and group counselling and psychotherapy sessions are conducted in the English, Sinhala and Tamil languages in Colombo–04, Sri Lanka.
IMH Non-Discriminatory & Equal Employment Policy Statement
The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, color, creed, religion, disability, or sexual orientation in its counselling and psychotherapy services and consultations, educational and training programs and services, admission procedures, or employment policies and practices.