NASP as an International Expert Partner
International collaboration with WHO
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.
Since 2000 NASP, together with the WHO Collaborating Centre in Würzburg, on behalf of the WHO European office in Copenhagen is responsible for the coordination and monitoring of the European suicide prevention. NASP is responsible for graduate education and the application of current knowledge to different groups within Europe from politicians, administrators to the general population . This task is handled in collaboration with the management team , whose members come from Ireland, Greece , Estonia, Denmark and Germany.
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 stigmatization of people with mental illness, mental illness or exhibits a strong deviant behavior 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 organizations and 17 other stakeholders and experts.