Our mission is to put patients first. The institute plays an integral role in Sri Lanka by providing specialized psychiatric services to the community with professionalism and care, and is also the centre for mental health training and research in the country.
Established in 1927, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has come a long way to become Sri Lanka’s largest tertiary care institution caring for the patients with mental illness. The Mental Hospital (Teaching),Angoda was upgraded to a National Institute in October 2008. Half Way Home, Mulleriyawa(HWHM) and the School of Nursing, Mulleriyawa are also under the administration of NIMH since 2008.
The NIMH has a total of around 1500 beds including HWHM providing care for all types of mental illnesses. Annually over 8000 patients are admitted to NIMH and provides acute and intermediate care, as well as specialized services
NIMH has won several awards for the excellent work it had done. These include: Bronze Medal among the curative care, large scale health institutions at National Health Excellence Awards 2010 and an award in the Inter-department category at the National Productivity award 2010/2011
To help us with our ongoing commitment towards improving patient services, we work closely with many non-governmental organizations such as the World Health Organization, Basic Needs, Nest and Voluntary Services Overseas.