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: http://cmhlp.org/diploma

The prospectus and application form for the Diploma are attached. Applications can also be submitted online at: http://cmhlp.org/applications-and-fees/how-to-enroll

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:
• Dr Soumitra Pathare – spathare@cmhlp.org
• Dr Kaustubh Joag – kaustubh@cmhlp.org
Best wishes,

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