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Suicide preventive guidelines

Since 1997 NASP is a WHO Lead Collaborating Centre of Mental Health Problems and Suicide Across Europe. WHO developed "Preventing Suicide: a resource series", a series of guidelines for different stakeholders.

WHO suicide preventive guidelines

Since 1997, NASP has been linked to the World Health Organization as "WHO Lead Collaborating Center of Mental Health Problems and Suicide Across Europe". This means that NASP assists the central WHO office in Geneva and Copenhagen with advice on initiating preventive measures. Since 2000, NASP, together with the WHO Collaborating Center in Würzburg, has been commissioned by WHO's European office in Copenhagen to coordinate and monitor the European suicide prevention work.

The support material you find below has been developed as part of the work on Suicide Prevention (SUPRE), the WHO's worldwide initiative for suicide prevention. 

Police, firefighters and other first line responders

Preventing Suicide: a resource for police, firefighters and other first line responders (2009)

General physicians

Preventing suicide: a resource for general physicians (2000)

Media professionals

Preventing suicide: a resource for media professionals (2017)

Schools

Preventing suicide: a resource for teachers and other school staff (2000)

Primary health care workers

Preventing suicide: a resource for primary health care workers (2000)

Jails and prisons

Preventing suicide in jails and prisons (2007)

Preventing suicide: a resource for prison officers (2000)

Survivor groups

Preventing suicide: how to start a survivors group (2008)

Preventing suicide: a resource for counsellors (2006)

Workplaces

Preventing suicide: a resource at work (2006)

Communities

Preventing suicide: A community engagement toolkit (2018)

 

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