Who we are…

We are the National Institutes for Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Behavioural Change.

We are a friendly, welcoming, non-governmental organisation based in India and Sweden with research and development centres in Ireland and the UK.

Who we are…

We are the National Institutes for Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Behavioural Change.

We are a friendly, welcoming, non-governmental organisation based in India and Sweden with research and development centres in Ireland and the UK.

What We Believe

We believe that emotional support is as vital to our wellbeing as physical healthcare.

We believe the separation of emotional and physical health is a major hindrance to human wellbeing.

Therefore NISAD works in both.

We believe that everyone has the right to access emotional support that is either free or affordable, available quickly, and without the need for long-distance travel.

We are a team of innovative scientists, researchers & therapists working with behaviour change.

What is NISAD?

NISAD stands for the National Institutes for Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Behavioural Change.

Our work is creating ways in which children and adults can gain and hold control of their emotions, rather than having their emotions order them about and mismanage their lives.

By doing that, it enables those of us who have struggled to change harmful and unhealthy habits for years to, at last, succeed in doing so.

NISAD is firstly a charity, a non-governmental organisation that has its base in Helsingborg, Sweden. NISAD’s job is to examine, with fresh minds, some of the world’s most stubborn health challenges bringing our expertise in behaviour and biomedical science to the problem.

If we believe we can contribute to solving a challenge, there are two ways that we can move things forward:

We can produce a programme whose goal is to support and help remedy a health difficulty. NISAD has another section for doing this called ELK.Health. We are currently building programmes that address the problems of eating and drinking more than we need – one is called NoWeigh, another is called Type2.Club.

We can also produce a programme whose goal is to help prevent people having a health issue in the future. NISAD has another section for doing this called ELK.Media. We are building a programme for 8-10 year olds called I can change my mind and one for teens called I can change my moods. Both of these are designed to reduce the epidemic levels of unhappiness and self-harming in young people.

To make these programmes happen our charity has also created a nurturing support group for lots of independent companies, around the world. These companies are under contract to our NISAD charity, but are independent.

All the programmes, films, books and products that we make go under NISAD’s brand-name “ELK”. All of our programmes have a stage that is called ‘Discovering your ELK” – which is a crucial landmark in being able to change what you do and how you feel. When you try one of our programmes, you’ll see exactly how crucial it is.

So if you come across the name NISAD it’ll mainly be about our research into the reasons why people struggle changing the things they do, that cause them to be less healthy and happy than they want to be.

On the other hand, if you come across the names “ELK” it’ll be about our programmes, films, books and products – and the development of them.

We are always pleased to hear from you
If there’s anything about us you’d like to know, please ask us.

Insight, Stories & News

The National Institutes for Stress, Anxiety, Depression & Behavioural Change (NISAD) are 7 foundations, associations and research centres working to a common goal.

That goal is enabling everyone to access emotional healthcare.

National Institute for Changing Behaviours and Responses to Emotions (“NICBARE”)

National Institute for Better Understanding of Self-harming (“NIBUSH”)

National Institute for Research into Migrants’ Emotional Wellbeing (“NIRMEW”)

National Institute for Research into Stress and Pregnancy (“NIRSAP”)

National Institute for Research into Type 2 Symptom Alleviation (TYPE 2 Alleviation)

National Institute for Research into Domestic and Work Stress (NIRDAWS)

Which includes the Lund Centre for Entrepreneurial Motivation and Wellbeing