Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention
Director / Head:
Prof. Diego DE LEO
Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP)
Level 1, Bldg M24 Psychology, 176 Messines Ridge Rd, Mt Gravatt campus
(61-7) 3735 3379
(61-7) 3735 3450
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To collect and disseminate information on suicide epidemiology, as well as research findings on suicidal behaviour.
- To standardize suicide terminology and nomenclature.
- To participate in collaborative research developed under WHO’s leadership, including the planning, conduct, monitoring and evaluation of research, and the promotion of the application of its results through participation in conferences and publication of articles and books.
- To educate and train, including research training, both on-campus and on-line.
- To coordinate activities carried out by several institutions on suicide related topics.
- To provide information and advice on scientific and policy related issues in the field of suicide prevention.
- Mental health & neurosciences
Types of activity:
- Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres)
- Information dissemination
WHO organization wide expected result:
3.2 - Guidance and support provided to Member States for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and regulations in respect of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
3.3 - Improvements made in Member States’ capacity to collect, analyse, disseminate and use data on the magnitude, causes and consequences of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
3.5 - Guidance and support provided to Member States for the preparation and implementation of multisectoral, population-wide programmes to promote mental health and to prevent mental and behavioural disorders, violence and injuries, together with hearing and visual impairment, including blindness
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Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
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