International Diploma program now accepting applications — India

Applications are now being accepted for this year’s International Diploma on Mental Health, Human Rights and Law program. Many of our members have taken this program and we highly recommend it! Please contact us at if you would like to receive the attachments. 

Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to inform you that the International  Diploma on Mental Health, Human Rights and Law is currently accepting applications for the academic year 2016-17. The Diploma, now in its ninth year of existence, is a collaboration between the World Health Organization and the Indian Law Society, India.  The course  builds the capacity of students to advocate for human rights and to influence national legislative and policy and service reform in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other key international human rights standards. It is a one year Diploma and includes two residential sessions and distance learning.

Students to date have comprised health and mental health professionals, lawyers, mental health service users/survivors, government officials, social workers, human rights defenders and families and carers.  The course is taught by a faculty of renowned international experts in the area.  More information about the Diploma is also available at:

The prospectus and application form for the Diploma are attached. Applications can also be submitted online at:

In addition, the Open Society Institute (OSI) will provide funding for two students from Central & Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union to participate in the course. These are fully funded fellowships and include tuition fees, travel, accommodation & living expenses for the residential sessions.

For any queries, please contact the course coordinators:

Best wishes,


Natalie Drew
Mental Health Policy and Service Development (MHP)
Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Tel: +41 22 791 3206
Fax: +41 22 791 4160

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.