The French World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health (WHOCC Lille, France) is a functional organization bringing together a network of actions, skills and programmes, related to the mental health policy of WHO.

It is one of the 48 WHO Collaborating Centres in the world specializing in mental health (the only one in France) and one of the four french speaking centres with Casablanca, Genève et Montréal.

The WHOCC gathers hospitals, research centres and universities that participate in implementing this work plan. This is especially based on the animation of a health-care cooperation group which gathers 25 french hospitals.

The Centre is constituted by a network of qualified human resources and a consultative scientific council that share common values.

The WHOCC is part of INSERM (National Institute of Health and Scientific Research) unit U1123 "Clinical epidemiology and economic evaluation and vulnerable populations", Team ECEVE, Paris 7 University.

The Centre is redesignated every 4 years by the WHO, on the basis of a multiannual program.


You can download the WHOCC booklet here.