Knowledge That Saves Lives

Explore our suicide prevention courses and resources, available in multiple languages for students and media professionals.


Healing and Support Through Education

Join our online course and webinars to support young people, suicide loss survivors, and professionals in Swedish, Polish, and English.


ELLIPSE POSTVENTION is a new project co-financed by European Union programme Erasmus+.  Partners from Sweden and Poland participate in this innovative small-scale partnership project adult learning (ID 2023-1-SE01-KA210-ADU-000157831), which runs from 2023-09-01 to 2024-08-31.


The project will include an online course in postvention in Swedish, Polish and English as well as three webinars on postvention:


1) for young people,

2) for suicide loss survivors, and

3) for the Health and Medical Services and Social Services.


You will be able to see us on social media!


For World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2023, ELLIPSE POSTVENTION will bring you some statistics on suicide among young people, and a conversation on the topic: “Three reasons why I didn’t give up”, in a webinar in Swedish with subtitles in English. Click HERE to view the webinar. 

                     Maiellen Stensmark och Anna Baran i skogen                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “


We look forward to being able to enrich the ELLIPSE Gatekeeper+ Course in Suicide Prevention at the educational platform Navoica.pl with a course on postvention in collaboration with:


Jagiellonian University in Krakow

(project leader: Tomasz Milewicz)


Polish Association of Suicidology

(project leader: Szymon Wojczakowski). 


International project leaders:

Anna Baran and Maiellen Stensmark

SPES Blekinge


The ELLIPSE (or E-LLIPSE) project (ID 2019-1-SE01-KA203-060571) from 2019-09-01 to 2023-12-30, co-funded by European Union programme Erasmus+, gives you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge in suicide prevention. In the ELLIPSE Gatekeeper+ educational program and the 12 Steps Safety Plan web application, you will find free material, which is primarily aimed at students in higher education.

Link to the second edition of the course “The ELLIPSE Gatekeeper+ (EG+) Course in Suicide Prevention”: in English, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Ukrainian and Swedish and “Suicide Prevention for Journalism Students, Journalists, and Other Media Professionals” in English, Swedish and Polish.

We are grateful to all of you who joined us in this important work. We would like to welcome all of you who wish to learn more about how we together can save more lives.

 A lot of great tips and I even saved some to use personally in stressful situations. The breathing techniques are really nice. Psychology Student, Norway


 I started using this app during a very difficult moment in my life, and so far I’m very happy with it. Student of Emergency Medical Services, Poland


 I have learned how you can distract yourself from bad thoughts. Teacher, Sweden


 What I liked the most was the tab with beautiful memories. High school student who wants to help others, Poland

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 The hands-on format and easy access to important persons (significant others as well as institutions) is very good, even crucial, at times when you find yourself in a situation where you can’t think clearly. The app provides a feeling of safety and functions as a ”friend” when you are in need. The step-by-step approach is very good and methodical. Person with own experience of suicidal crisis, Sweden

 I think it can really help people. Psychiatrist. Sweden

A very interesting project, it will definitely be useful to me and some of my friends. I’m going to learn a lot from it.                   I appreciate and love it <3. Pharmacy student, Poland

 I like this application very much, I will definitely recommend it to my friends. Medical student, Poland

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