Czech Republic 2021: National Institute of Mental Health | Bušková Jitka

Delegate: National Institute of Mental Health/ Bušková Jitka

Affiliation: National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany

Short Bio: Jitka Bušková, MD, PhD is a neurologist, certified as Expert Somnologist, and a Head of the Sleep Medicine Department and senior researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health.

Activity: On the occasion of this year´s World Sleep Day, the National Institute of Mental Health has, in cooperation with Nesladim Collective*, prepared a nationwide online campaign, which aims to draw attention to the importance of sleep, especially for teenagers. These 3 spots will be placed every third day on social networks like Instagram and Facebook, starting at 6 a.m. on World Sleep Day.


Not Lazy But Tired #1

Not Lazy But Tired #2

Not Lazy But Tired #3


The same art group created this video-lullaby for Akcent festival (International Festival of Documentary Theatre), the performance gradually blends into a sleep-controlled imagination. We tried to combine art and relaxation through humor and sleep hygiene. The video-lullaby is also accessible online:

We also created a new website about sleep, where people are able to find information about healthy sleep and sleep disorders. This part of our activity not only brings attention to the topic of sleep, but is especially important in terms of sleep education:

As in previous years, on the occasion of World Sleep Day, we also provided a series of interviews for the national media and podcast Prevention in Medicine. * Kolektiv Nesladim is the author of spots for the “Not lazy, but tired” campaign. The team was founded in 2019 and consists of a group of independent artists from Prague and Paris, who focus on the destigmatization of mental disorders through art production.

Location: online, Czech Republic

Date of Activity: starting 19 March 2021

Submitted by: Jitka Bušková