ECR Events at IASP 2019, Derry

We are delighted to be hosting three events in Derry for IASP 2019. The ECR Keynote, Lunch with Experts and a little social gathering! For more info please see our posters or follow us on @iaspinfo.


Engage – WSPD Special

In this edition of Engage we ask researchers how they work together to prevent suicide – check it out!

Engage Edition 4



ECR Keynote – IASP Congress, Derry

The ECG will be hosting an ECR keynote at the upcoming IASP Congress in Derry ( We want to invite ECRs to give a 20 minute presentation, expanding upon their pre-accepted abstract.

Who can apply?

ECRs with an accepted oral presentation. For the purposes of this event, ECRs are defined as PhD students/residents/or postdocs within 5 years of receiving their PhD and who do not have a tenured/permanent faculty position.

How do I apply?

Please submit an extended version of your already accepted abstract, which should be no more than 400 words. The abstract should be emailed as a Word document to by Monday 2nd September at 5pm CEST.

ECG-led Lunch with Experts – IASP Congress, Derry

On Wednesday September 18th from 12:30-13:30 we will be hosting a lunch with experts. This session is an informal session whereby we will openly discuss two topics applicable to ECRs in the area of suicidology. The session is open to all so do join us! (Panel to be announced shortly)

The topics we will be discussing include:
1) Ethical considerations in suicide research: engaging patients, sharing data and informing participants of findings, and 2) Any fun in funding? Stepping into the world of research grants.

ECR Social Gathering, in collaboration with nerECR – IASP Congress, Derry

Come and meet other ECRs at our social gathering on Thursday September 19th from 18:30-21:00. Venue is in progress!

Want to be the new ECG co-Chair?

Carl is stepping down as the current ECG co-Chair, which means there is room for another! Since the current ECG co-Chairs all represent Zone 1 member countries, we would like to specifically, but not exclusively encourage members of Zones 2,3  and 4 to apply to join the ECG Chair team, thus ensuring that the ECG Chair team is representative of the the diversity of its members.

If you are interested, please fill in this form before August 2nd and we will get back to you!


ECG WSPD Cycle Around the Globe

The IASP ECG have a cycle team and you too can join! Team members will cycle anytime between September 10th and October 10th any distance in the gym or at home and collate their kilometers as a team. For more information or to cycle with us contact For more information about the cycle visit:

ECG WSPD Edition of Engage

The ECG are coordinating a WSPD Engage edition! We are reaching out to you to ask you how you are working collaboratively to prevent suicide. To pack up this edition we would love if you could submit a short paragraph to us reflecting on the theme of WSPD 2019 ‘Working together to prevent suicide’, detailing if and how your work meets this objective. To contribute please send your piece to Caroline at


IASP Conference Events

The IASP ECG will be hosting 3 events at the upcoming 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention
“Breaking Down Walls & Building Bridges”. To keep up-to-date follow us on Twitter @IASPinfo


Twitter Chat

We had our most recent #ElevateTheConvo Twitter Chat on April 19th, discussing “From Research to Practice: International Perspectives from Early Career Suicidologists”.

Here is how it did!



ECG Task Forces

The ECG is currently working on 2 active Task Forces which focus on:

  • The Emotional Health and Wellbeing of ECRs working in Suicide Research, and
  • The Inclusion of Registered Reports in Journals of Suicide Research.

To join these Task Forces please email Caroline at:



Conference Get-together!

members and interested ECRs meet up at the recent ESSSB17 conference in Ghent. To read more about our experience of the conference check out our recent newsletter piece at: ESSSB17 ECG Reflections





Crisis Editorial

Carl-Maria, Olivia and Caroline were recently invited to write an editorial for Crisis, exploring the future of suicide prevention, available at:



We have moved!


You can now follow the ECG on Twitter @IASPinfo.



World Mental Health Day

Oct 10th is World Mental Heath Day and this years theme is: Young people and mental health in a changing world. The World Federation for Mental Health have put together a report on the topic to get your ideas flowing:


ECG Skype Meet and Greet-ECG Members and Associates Only

On Thursday August 23rd at 2pm (UTC+1) we had a successful Skype meet and greet call for ECG members and associates. For more information on events like this email us on



World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

World Suicide Prevention Day took place on September 10th! Hundreds of events, spanning across the globe took place to mark WSPD2018, including the Light a Candle event, and the annual Cycle Around the Globe. You can review events which took place on the WSPD website:!

On this day we also hosted our own Twitter ECG event on Challenges to the emotional health of researchers and approaches to address these.




We have just published our Summer edition of Engage-the IASP ECG newsletter. To receive this and many other member only benefits join our ECG. You can also send us inquiries at





Our last Twitter Q&A took place on May 30th at 10am (UK)!

Jo Robinson joined us discuss: Growing up in Cyberspace-Suicide Prevention for Young People.




The IASP ECG had a special presence at the upcoming IASP Asia Pacific Conference (May 2nd-8th 2018)!

An early career session took place on Wednesday May 2nd from 12.30-1.30.

For more information on the conference visit:


IASP has announced the theme for WSPD as “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”.  Follow the build up on


IASP has now released its February 2018 newsletter-Read it here first IASP NB FEB 18



We recently hosted our first live Twitter Q&A on January 23rd from 3-4pm GMT time. Joined by Professor Ellen Townsend from the University of Nottingham the theme for discussion was  “Research out of the box – Starting out in public engagement for suicide prevention” For more information on upcoming events keep an eye on our Twitter feed at @IASP_ECG.


Our ECG was formally launched on December 8th 2017. On this day we launched on Twitter, so be sure to follow us on @IASP_ECG. We are now live and actively recruiting members. If you would like to join please visit our Membership page.

We launched our inaugural newsletter-Engage, which you can read right here ECG Inaugural Newsletter-Engage . Our inaugural newsletter is open to everyone however to receive the periodic edition you will need to become an ECG member.


IASP has now released its December 2017 newsletter-Read it here first IASP NB DEC 2017