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Česká verze

When: 6.6.2024

Where: Vila Grébovka, Havlíčkovy sady 58, Prague 2

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We cordially invite you to the fourth annual professional conference, this time focused on the topic of suicide prevention.
The conference will bring together experts from the field of crisis intervention, psychology, psychiatry, social work and others.
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Together we will share knowledge on suicide prevention for children, adolescents, adults and seniors and discuss it with experts from the Czech Republic and abroad.

The conference is recognized as a form of CŽV
under the Social Services Act.

The ACP CR recognized the conference as part of the CŽV of clinical psychologists (4 credits).

The conference was under the auspices of Ms Klára Šimáčková Laurenčíková, Government Commissioner for Human Rights.



What you can look forward to



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Opening remarks

Mgr. Klára Laurenčíková, Mgr. Jiří Hrabě, Mgr. Klára Gramppová Janečková, Mgr. Kateřina Bohatá

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Introduction to suicidal issues

MUDr. Kristýna Šulcová


This paper will focus on the introduction of the suicide prevention program of the new Berlin Suicide Prevention Center ( Suicide is a major public health problem in Germany, as it is worldwide. In 2022, more than 10,000 people took their own lives in Germany. Compared to the previous year, this is an increase of almost 10%, a record number since 2014. Berlin reached a rate of 12.0 suicides per 1,000,000 inhabitants in 2022, which represents more than one suicide per day. Therefore, suicide prevention remains an essential point of the capital's public health policy. In the context of suicide prevention, strategic cooperation between the government, medical and social sectors has been established in Berlin. Within the framework of the Berlin Suicide Prevention Project, the capacity of the multidisciplinary network is being continuously expanded. Translated with (free version)

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Suicide prevention requires cooperation

Presentation of the Berlin Suicide Prevention Network and the Berlin Suicide Prevention Center
(Markus Geißler, M.Sc., Berliner Fachstelle Suizidprävention)

Markus Geißler, M.Sc.


Suicide is a major public health problem in Germany, as it is in Berlin. In this presentation the suicide prevention program of the new Berlin Suicide Prevention Center ( will get introduced. A strategic collaboration between governmental, medical and social sector has been made to prevent suicides in Berlin. Through the Network for Suicide Prevention Berlin capacity building for suicide prevention has been and will be going on.


Coffee break

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Prevention and crisis intervention of suicidal behaviour for children and adolescents

Mgr. Mária Anyalaiová, Ph.D., Institute of Personal Development


The paper will focus on 4 parts of crisis support management by activating existing resources in the school environment - primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, crisis preparedness, crisis intervention in school after student/teacher suicide and postvention. It will introduce adaptive crisis intervention and aftercare affected pupils, teachers, parents and the whole school community. It will outline psychotherapeutic options care for the child/adolescent with suicidal ideation.

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Panel Discussion: Functional Processes and Dilemmas in Interventions

Mgr. Alexander Kasal Ph.D. (Research, NÚDZ), Ph.D., Svetlana Žuchová, M.D. (NÚDZ), Mgr. Magdalena Flaksová (Fokus), MUDr. Elena Křivková (private practice), PhDr. Zora Dušková (DKC), Mgr. Pavel Pražák (Municipal Court in Prague), Mgr. Klára Gramppová Janečková (Senior Citizens Line)


Panel of experts from various fields including psychiatry, psychotherapy, crisis intervention and social will present methods of working with clients at risk of suicidality. The discussion will also focus on legal aspects of suicidality in the context of current legislation and the presentation of relevant research data. Panel will also focus on the topic of access to help and awareness of the general public in the field of prevention suicide prevention.


Bc. Hellen Holečková


Mgr. Petra Michalová

Self-care when working with clients at risk of suicide

Mgr. Jitka Gryga Medřická, DiS., Jaroslava Korčáková, DiS.


The workshop will offer a space for a joint search for answers to self-care questions in conversation with suicidal client. Such a conversation can be the biggest "bogeyman" for many professionals in crisis intervention. This workshop is suitable for participants who encounter people in their work talking about suicidal ideation, exhibiting suicidal tendencies or directly acutely Suicidal tendencies and acutely at risk of suicidal behaviour. It will focus on how the professional perceives the client, what is happening with what is going on with the client and what can be helpful to "steady" such a conversation. Further also what can be done for oneself before, during and after the contact, what can be supportive and what to watch out for.



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Round table: "Before you take your life, call me"

Mgr. Hana Regnerová (ČAPLD), Mgr. Kateřina Bohatá (Senior Citizens Line), Bc. Romana Pochylá, MBA (ZZS), mjr. PhDr. Ondřej Sezima (HZS), Mgr. Karolína Faberová (Police of the Czech Republic), MUDr. Kristýna Šulcová (CKI Bohnice), Mgr. Pavlína Komedová, LL.M. (BKB)


A roundtable inspired by a call from Anglican cleric Chad Varah, the father of telephone crisis helplines, will bring together experts from the Czech Association of Helplines, the Integrated Rescue System, Crisis Centre, Victim Legal Protection and others. The discussion will focus on the provision of first aid, mutual cooperation of individual units, identification of blind spots and provision of practical guidelines for specific situations. At the same time, experts will address the topic of defining responsibilities in the dilemma between the duty to rescue and respect for anonymity. The aim of the meeting is to to strengthen understanding and coordination of suicide prevention interventions.

Supporting resilience in children and adolescents

Mgr. Mária Anyalaiová, Ph.D.


The workshop will focus on identifying developmental challenges and developmental crises in the lives of children and adolescents and coping situational crises. Together we will look at promoting positive adaptation in adverse conditions and factors hindering resilience. We will focus on identifying and supporting resources children and adolescents. We will explore working with therapeutic Metaphor of Feminine and Masculine Identity cards, Resilience, Family History, Strengths, and Story Cards.

Prevention of suicidal behavior in clients with borderline personality disorder

MUDr. Elena Křivková, Petra Šindelková


The workshop will offer an interactive space in which discussing topics of triggers for suicidal behavior in people with borderline personality disorder and possible protective or preventive factors of this phenomenon as described in the literature, and in particular as they are experienced in practical činnosti psychiatra, terapeuta, sociálního pracovníka a peer konzultanta. Pohled profesionálů bude doplňován vyprávěním Petry, která přiblíží autentické prožívání klienta v suicidal crisis and the possibilities of help from her perspective.

Risk identification and communication with adult clients

Mgr. Veronika Valentová


The workshop will focus on introducing participants to the basic information on how to identify warning signs in client's behavior and actions and at the same time to be able to communicate with the at-risk to communicate effectively and sensitively on this topic. Attention will also be paid to myths and facts that relate to suicidal behaviour and actions. The workshop will also offer participants with guidelines (including the Sad Persons Scale) on how to recognize when a client is at serious risk of death. At the same time, participants will gain a comprehensive overview of the main forms of assistance to which they can refer the client. In the second part of the workshop, participants will be introduced to the basic basic rules of communication with a suicidal client. In particular, what to ask and what to avoid in communication, how to work with the client's resources, and how to close the anti-suicidal contract.


Coffee break


Functional tips for working with suicidal issues in children and adolescents

Mgr. Kateřina Lišková, Karolína Balcarová


The workshop will be thematically focused on child suicidality and adolescents within the framework of the Safety Line practice. There will be functional principles in crisis management will be presented. intervention interview in relation to this topic. The aim of is also to create a space suitable for sharing experiences of practice to capture appropriate tips that can lead to the strengthening of competences when working with children and adolescents.

Communication with a client after a suicide attempt

PhDr. Tadeáš Janda


The workshop will focus on communication with the client after a suicide attempt. The focus will be on how to communicate sensitively with the client after the attempt, and on what can be done to prevent further suicidal behavior. During the workshop, participants will learn not only appropriate phrases to use, but will also offer a space to practice these practical phrases in direct practice to try them out.

Casemanagement as suicide prevention

Mgr. Barbora Kasincová and Bc. Jaroslava Kostohryzová


The workshop will focus on dealing with challenging life situations using case management - a tool that maps, plans and coordinates available sources of help and support. By planning care and support in times of crisis, it is possible to to better mental health support, so the workshop will provide space to reflect together on how to create support network. The workshop will also provide a practical demonstration on two target groups, namely the elderly and people with mental illness. Seniors often do not have one isolated problem, but lose several pillars of mental well-being, including including physical health, social connections, financial independence and others. Similarly, people with mental illness can become more affected by their illness, putting more pressure on their family, losing security, friends, hope and sometimes insight.

Strengthening the mind - workshop of interventions improving mental well-being and resilience

MUDr. et Mgr. Kristýna Drozdová, Ph.D.


The workshop will focus on improving mental well-being by strengthening self-regulation through selected techniques from psychotherapy, positive psychology and meditation techniques. Theoretical grounded in neuroscience research that offers a new framework for understanding mental well-being, life satisfaction and resilience in the face of adversity and suffering. This framework is based on neurobiological knowledge and as a fundamental building block neuroplasticity. It describes four basic dimensions of mental well-being that can be cultivated and trained through various mental exercises (similar to fitness): Insight, Awareness, Connection and Meaning training. Workshop also draws on the fact that work in the helping professions often requires a personal investment and the basic working tool is the worker themselves, and so these practices can become a good basis for taking care of one's own body, mind and work tool. Therefore, in addition to information, it will also offer a taste of how to take care of yourself with kindness and mindfulness in the short term, in in situations of acute need and in the long term.



Price list and venue

Price list

Early birds register until 10 March 2024 for 1300 CZK without VAT (1573 CZK including VAT)

The Golden Middle Way is from 11 March to 6 May for 1500 CZK excluding VAT (1815 CZK including VAT)

"Last minute" is available from 7 May 2024 for 2200 CZK excluding VAT (2662 CZK including VAT)

Stream the plenary programme for 395 CZK without VAT (500 CZK including VAT)

Registration form


Gröb's Villa,
Havlíčkovy sady
120 00 Prague 2


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