News Releases & Research Results Development of the web-based service “SANITA Mental Health Class,” which delivers mental health education resources compliant with the new Course of Study

News Releases & Research Results


The results of collaborative research and development project conducted by the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP); Toho University; Tokai University; Tohoku University; Kochi University; Nara Medical University; and Meiji Gakuin University.

The key results of R&D are as follows:

  • In view of addition of the item “prevention of and recovery from mental illness” to the new Course of Study for high school to be enforced from 2022, “SANITA Mental Health Class” was developed as an educational resource that could be widely utilized in school settings.
  • The educational resources were developed based on feedback from high-school and college students as well as young people who had experienced mental illness, and educational materials to be delivered on the website include animated films (Introduction to mental health/depression/schizophrenia/anxiety disorder/eating disorder), interviews of the affected people, commentaries, demo lessons, and interviews of school staff.

This R&D project was conducted with the support of the Research and Development Grants for Comprehensive Research for Persons with Disabilities by AMED.

The results of R&D were published in Early Intervention in Psychiatry on April 11.



Last updated 04/13/20