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Vilnius University (VU)

The research group involved with the SUPREME project at the Clinic of Psychiatry of Vilnius University (VU), Lithuania is headed by Assoc.Prof. Dr. Arunas Germanavicius (MD, PhD).

The Clinic of Psychiatry within the Faculty of Medicine at Vilnius University has 20 years of experience in research and training of professionals in mental health. The main research areas focus on the development and evaluation of community-based services for people with severe mental illness, psychosocial rehabilitation, social psychiatry, suicide prevention, human rights and stigma due to mental disorders.

The research group has been led by Dr.A.Germanavicius since 2004 and are involved in regional projects (in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Kaliningrad region (Russia)), as well as with 6 Pan-European research projects (EMILIA, POMONA-2, HELPS, ITHACA, INDIGO, ASPEN).

 

VUs role in SUPREME

Our main responsibilities are mapping of existing suicide preventive resources on the web in Lithuania and the implementation and evaluation of the intervention website in Lithuania.