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October 10th, 2017 a delegation from Central Asian visited the Trimbos Institute. The Trimbos Institute had organized this visit as part of the cooperative agreement of the Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP). The delegation from five Central Asian countries visited the Netherlands to study the Dutch and European drug policies.
Tuesday October 10th the Swedish delegation of the CAN and several provinces from Sweden visited the Trimbos Institute. Their purpose was to exchange knowledge about monitoring mental health, alcohol and drug use, and local drugs prevention nationally and internationally.
Each year on the 10th of October, nations around the world recognize the importance of mental health by honoring World Mental Health Awareness Day. On its 25th anniversary, in 2017, the day focuses on raising awareness on the importance of well-being in workplaces, encouraging open dialogue about mental health at work, and promoting strategies for supporting good mental health at work.
The Trimbos Institute is cataloging the most important findings on effective alcohol policies. This is a result of the discussion regarding the ‘blurring-pilot’ of the VNG (Association of Dutch Municipalities). The Trimbos Institute professionals are of the opinion that convincing and extensive scientific research indicating that blurring negatively affects public health, should not be ignored.
We are pleased to announce the launch of SPIRIT (Suicide Prevention and Implementation Research Initiative), a 5-year implementation research hub in India and Bangladesh funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), USA. SPIRIT is an inter-sectoral partnership focused on reducing suicides and attempted suicides and saving lives in South Asia.