A. Baran, Sweden

Region Blekinge Psychiatry Dept. Blekinge Hospital
Anna Baran, MD, PhD, MBA, psychiatrist, certified suicidologist and suicide researcher. International project coordinator of the ELLIPSE grant (E-Lifelong Learning In Prevention of Suicide in Europe) co-funded by the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union (www.e-llipse.com) (2019-2022). The ELLIPSE-project aims to develop an online educational course in suicide prevention for university students in 5 European countries (Poland, Sweden, Norway, Austria and Hungary), and guidelines for education in suicide prevention in Europe. AB is a chairperson of the Media Group of the Working Group for Suicide and Depression Prevention at Public Health Council Ministry of Health, Poland. She actively participates in the works of the International COVID-19 Suicide Prevention Research Collaboration (ICSPRC). She is a member of the International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP) and EPA Section of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention. A co-author of suicide prevention guides for media professionals, people who speak with media, internet moderators and administrators, a postvention guide for schools, and the regional suicide prevention program for the Region of Blekinge (Sweden) and guidelines for the management of suicide risk in patients in the psychiatric healthcare in the Södermanland Region (Sweden).

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Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
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Channel 3
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Psychiatrists are often expected to be experts on suicide prevention however, curriculum contents on the management of suicidal persons and suicide prevention might vary between universities during medical education. ELLIPSE (E-Lifelong Learning In Prevention of Suicide In Europe), an innovative project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, with 8 partners from 5 countries (Sweden, Austria, Hungary, Norway, Poland) will be presented. Its aim is to develop a European online training program in suicide prevention for the higher education sector; to increase knowledge and to professionalize attitudes and skills of students in suicide prevention. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to follow the different stages in the development of the European e-learning program ELLIPSE, as well as to learn about French experiences with MOOCs, online courses on suicidal behaviour. They will be invited to share ideas on the future European guidelines in the education on suicide prevention, which may become an important complement to ongoing efforts in the transformation of mental health services in Europe.

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Workshop: Online Education in Suicide Prevention in the Field of Higher Education in Europe (ID 115) No Topic Needed
Workshop: Online Education in Suicide Prevention in the Field of Higher Education in Europe (ID 115) No Topic Needed

W0074 - The Opportunities and Challenges of Working with the Development of the ELLIPSE-project Before, During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Tue, 13.04.2021
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15:30 - 17:00
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Channel 3
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16:25 - 16:36
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COVID-19 pandemics has influenced many research and educational projects, and it influenced also ELLIPSE-project, aiming at the creation of a free online curriculum in suicide prevention for students in the higher education in Sweden, Austria, Hungary, Norway and Poland (September 2019-August 2022). The ELLIPSE (E-Lifelong Learning In Prevention of Suicide in Europe) (www.e-llipse.com) is the first international project in the area of education in suicide prevention in the higher education co-founded by the European Union Erasmus+ programme. We will reflect on some opportunities and challenges due to COVID-19 pandemics. Identified opportunities: 1) learning a new way of communicating, 2) reaching more participants (in case of Sweden we were able to get participants from more regions, 3) more frequent meetings heightening the quality of the project, 4) travelling less (online is the more eco-friendly solution). But there were also some challenges: 1) not be able to proceed according to the preliminary plan generated much more administrative work, 2) online meetings was a challenge for those partners who had problems adjusting to the online form of communication, 3) more negative attitudes to the canal of communication resulted in avoiding it, leading to less frequent interactions what resulted in diminished motivation to the project, and being unable to proceed with project tasks, 4) resignation of some patients from participation because of difficulties in accepting the online form of communication. We will discuss these issues in a more detailed way during the interactive workshop.

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