NASP as an international expert partner

Since 1997, NASP has been associated to the World Health Organization as a " WHO Lead Collaborating Centre" and is currently the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research, Methods Development and Training in Suicide Prevention.

International collaboration with WHO

On 7 April 2001, attention to mental health in different contexts on WHO initiatives spred to every country around the world. WHO has also in its policy program "Health for All ", which all European governments have signed, set a target to reduce mortality from suicide and morbidity from depression. The need for national plans to prevent mental illness and to develop national strategies highlighted. As well as measures to reduce the stigmatisation of people with mental illness, mental illness or exhibits a strong deviant behaviour and ways of life.

WHO Support materials on suicide prevention 2000 - 2011

WHO has published eleven reports on suicide prevention between 2000 and 2011. This support material has been developed as a part of the work SUPRE = Suicide Prevention, WHO worldwide initiative for suicide prevention.

NASP has translated the material into Swedish, with the help of various experts in specific areas.

WHO Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020

WHO Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 has now been adopted by the 66th World Health Assembly. The Action Plan is the result of extensive global and regional consultations in the last year with a wide range of stakeholders including: 135 member states, 60 WHO CCS and other academic centers, 76 organisations and 17 other stakeholders and experts.

WHO/EURO Network on Suicide Prevention

In collaboration with WHO / EURO, NASP has led five major projects;

  • MONSUE - Monitoring Suicidal Behaviour in Europe
  • SEYLE - Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe
  • SUPRE-MISS - Multisite Intervention Study on Suicidal Behaviours
  • WE-STAY - Working in Europe to Stop Truancy Among Youth
  • SUPREME - Suicide Prevention through Internet and Media Based Mental Health Promotion
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