NASP is the Swedish state's expert on suicide prevention.
Our goal is to develop and disseminate knowledge about suicide and mental illness, whilst driving, supporting and evaluating suicide prevention interventions. On this website you will find information about suicide and mental illness,and also about national and international efforts and ongoing research projects conducted by, or in collaboration with, NASP.
Comprehensive mental health action plan 2013-2020
WHOs comprehensive mental health action plan 2013-2020 has now been adopted by the 66th World Health Assembly. The action plan is the outcome of extensive global and regional consultations over the last year with a broad array of stakeholders including: 135 Member States; 60 WHO CCs and other academic centres; 76 NGOs and 17 other stakeholders and experts.
We have begun training the instructors of Mental Health First Aid! Completion of the week long training (in Swedish) enables you to be a certified instructor,which allows you to organize and perform mental health first aid courses to the public. As instructors, you will teach others how to recognize various forms of mental illness, how to respond and intervene in crises, acknowledge and encourage appropriate help seeking behaviours. Course dates are Week 36: 3-7 September for members of the SPIS project, Week 40: 1-5 October, Week 48: 26-30 November 2012.