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25th European Congress of Psychiatry / European Psychiatry 41S (2017) S170–S237

Disclosure of interest

The authors have not supplied their decla-

ration of competing interest.


“To live”: An experimental brief

therapy for patients who attempt


D. Silv

a 1 ,

, A . c


2 , A.


3 , R. S




Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia, Servic¸ o de Psiquiatria e Saúde

Mental, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal


Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova Gaia, Servic¸ o de Psiquiatria e Saúde

Mental, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal


Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia, Psiquiatria e Saude Menatl,

Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Corresponding author.


It is widely known that attempted sui-

cide is the main risk factor for suicide and repeated suicide

attempts. However, there is a lack of evidence for follow-up inter-

ventions/treatments reducing suicidal behavior in this population.

The aim of the present study was to describe a novel-therapy as a

potential treatment with effectiveness in reducing suicidal behav-

ior. On of the main objectives of this project is to potentiate the

benefits of the usual treatment in patients with history of suicidal


Description and method “To live” is a proposal of short psy-

chotherapeutic intervention program for patients with recent

suicide attempts. The participants were randomly allocated in

two groups, one worked as our control group (


= 8), which had

the usual treatment (individual outpatient care), and the other

group (


= 8) underwent the usual treatment plus the experi-

mental treatment. This treatment consists of a well structured

program, in which participants receive eight group sessions fol-

lowed by regular contact through telefonic calls over 12months. In

order to evaluate its impact and measure results, a set of struc-

tured interviews and clinical questionnaires have been applied

in different times: time zero (before admission), time one (in

the end of the intervention), time 2 (1month after interven-

tion), then at each every 3months over a 12month follow up



By the time this study was conducted, the

experimental program was being administered, therefore no

results could be taken. However, preliminary findings suggest the

effectiveness of the program in reducing suicidal behavior in a real-

world clinical setting.

Disclosure of interest

The authors have not supplied their decla-

ration of competing interest.


The impact of emotional intelligence

on the emotional state of nurses in

public hospitals in Cyprus

M. Symeou

1 ,

, A . E


2 , G.


3 , E. J




Frederick University of Nicosia-Doctoral Program Health

Management, RN-General Hospital of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus


Frederick University of Nicosia-Doctoral Program Health

Management, RN-General Hospital of Limassol, Limassol, Cyprus


Frederick University of Nicosia-Cyprus, Doctoral Program Health

Management, General Hospital of Athens “Hippocratio”, Athens,



Frederick University of Nicosia, Doctoral Program Health

Management, University of Patras, Department of Public Health,

Medical School, Patra, Greece

Corresponding author.


The term emotional intelligence (EI) has gained

more and more popularity in the last two decades and has been

studied in various workplace settings.


The purpose of the present studywas to estimate

the EI in nursing personnel, to examinewhich factors are associated

with EI and how EI correlates with their emotional state.


A cross-sectional study was conducted from April to

May 2016 in a representative sample of nursing personnel from

seven public hospitals of Cyprus. A total of 585 nurses completed

the Greek Emotional Intelligence Scale (GEIS), consisting of 52

items measuring four basic emotional skills and scored on a 5-

point Likert scale (from low (52) to high (260) EI). Furthermore,

the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS 21) was applied.

Statistical analyses were performed using the SPSS v.20.0.


Overall mean EI scores were 184.11 for males and 184.82

for females. Being married and having children as well as having

leading position was associated with higher EI (


= 0.024,


= 0.002,


= 0.012, respectively). The highest EI scores were identified

between the middle aged nurses (36–50 years, EI = 191.5,


= 0.000)

and nurses with more years of work (> 12 years, EI = 189.59,


= 0.000). The overall EI scores have moderate negative correlation

with the emotional state of the nurses (


= 0.000).


The present study reveals under-optimal EI scores

and confirms the negative relationship with the emotional state

of nurses. Based on the literature, the EI can be developed, thus

suitable programs could substantially improve the emotional skills

in nursing personnel.

Disclosure of interest

The authors have not supplied their decla-

ration of competing interest.


Help-seeking and psychological

distress in university students:

Findings from a cross-sectional online

survey in the UK

R. Wadman

1 , L.A

.D. Webster

2 ,

, H . S




Durham University, School of Medicine, Pharmacy & Health,

Durham, United Kingdom


Leeds Trinity University, Psychology, Leeds, United Kingdom

Corresponding author.


With most mental health disorders emerging in

the later teenage years, university students are arguably an at-

risk population with increased mental health support needs. This

population is characterised by important, life-changing transitions

(moving away from home, friends and family) and new potential

stressors (including increased academic pressures and relational

challenges). Research to examine determinants of mental health

help-seeking behaviours in university students is needed to ensure

emotional health needs are being met at this critical time.


To examine levels of psychological distress and men-

tal health help-seeking behaviours in a sample of UK university

students. By identifying factors associated with help seeking, we

can better understand the mental health needs of this population

and inform support provision.


This study draws on data from the social and emotional

well-being in university students (SoWise) study, an online survey

which aimed to examine risk and resilience for social and emotional

well-being in young people attending a UK university.


Whole sample analysis (


= 461) showed help seeking

was significantly associated with psychological distress, current

life stressors and anxious attachment and not associated with

perceived mental health stigma. Sub-group analysis (


= 171) sug-

gests being female and older significantly predicted help seeking

in students with mild/moderate psychological distress.


Younger males with mild/moderate psychological

distress are less likely to seek mental health support and repre-