Department of Mental Health and Human Rights

Welcome to the IMH Department of Mental Health and Human Rights.

Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world.

Mental health is a basic human right for all people. Mental health is a state of psychological and emotional well-being that enables an individual to work, love, relate to others effectively, and resolve conflicts.

Everyone, whoever and wherever they are, has a deserving and inherent right to the highest attainable standard of mental health.

This includes:

  • the right to available, accessible, acceptable and good quality care; and
  • the right to liberty, independence and inclusion in the community.

Having a mental health condition should never be a reason to deprive a person of their human rights or to exclude them from decisions about their own health.

International human rights law is a body of laws and principles that govern the protection
and promotion of human rights at the international level. These laws are designed to ensure
that individuals and groups are protected from discrimination, violence, and other abuses of
their human rights.

Internationally Accredited Fast-Track Online Self-Study Courses

  1. 25 Hours Online Self-Study Advanced Certificate Course in International Human Rights Law
  2. 35 Hour Online Self-Study Diploma Course in Human Rights
  3. 20 Hour Self-Study Advanced Certificate Course in Psychiatry


















Promoting Human Rights Education