International Mental Health Leadership Program (iMHLP): Melbourne, Australia

Organised by: 
Centre for International Mental Health, The University of Melbourne

Aplications are now being accepted for the 2013 International Mental Health Leadership Program (IMHLP)!

The Centre for International Mental Health at the University of Melbourne is now accepting applications for the 2013 International Mental Health Leadership Program. The program will be held in Melbourne, Australia and applicants both locally and internationally are encouraged to apply.

The objective of the iMHLP is to provide training in mental health systems development and leadership. The program includes teaching in the areas of International Mental Health Policy, Mental Health Systems Design, Mental Health Workforce Development, and Advocacy and Human Rights. The focus of the program is on the development of effective, appropriate and affordable mental health services. The program is designed to enable participants to constructively engage in, and to lead, policy and service development.

The goal of this 4-week program is to contribute to the development of effective mental health systems in LMIC’s through training and mentoring in leadership of those working in the mental health sector in those countries.

The specific objectives of the iMHLP are to:

  • Improve population mental health in LMICs and in post-conflict and post-disaster settings
  • Reduce mental illness-related disability
  • Improve social and economic participation by people with mental disorders
  • Enhance human rights protections for people with mental disorders and
  • Reduce poverty that is related to mental disorders.


The program provides an introduction to:

  • Mental health policy development and implementation
  • Mental health financing
  • Service design with a focus on community mental health services
  • Mental health workforce development
  • Advocacy and human rights
  • Mental health systems research
  • Knowledge Translation and Exchange

For more information about the iMHLP and how to apply please click here.