Psychological Support

Are you encountering medical or psychological problems? Are you experiencing difficulties related to stress and anxiety? The Student Wellbeing & Support is here to help.

Our role is to support and guide you through personal- or study-related situations. Whatever your need, we will work to find a solution that is in your best interest. Depending on your request, we may have to direct you towards another service at the Institute or a specialized external service.

The members of the Student Wellbeing & Support Team (two counselors and in-house psychologists) are subject to the principle of independence and a duty of confidentiality. This means that the Student Wellbeing & Support may only share certain information with a third party with your consent, in case of exceptional circumstances (e.g. endangerment of life) or in the event of legal obligation.

Our Wellbeing & Support Counselors, Eliane Minassian-Kellermann and Michal Sela may help orientate you towards a specialist and make an appointment, provide information and lend an ear to support you in a time of need.


Our in-house psychologists, Felicia Schmid and Maïté Laurençon are available for an orientation session concerning mental health questions and can help guide you towards further psychological support. 


These services are free of charge for students of the Geneva Graduate Institute

Your feedback is important to us!
At the end of your session(s), you will have the possibility to provide feedback via an anonymous questionnaire that will help us improve our service by measuring your level of satisfaction and collecting relevant statistics. These statistics will be entirely anonymized. Please therefore use the following QR code

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  • Students are offered up to five free orientation sessions per semester with a psychologist (member of the Geneva Association of Psychologists, AGPsy) at the Geneva Graduate Institute.  
  • Orientation sessions are 45-minutes long. 
  • Sessions assess the student's concern(s) and facilitate further access to the Psychological Support Service at the University of Geneva or another institution according to their needs. Please note that our in-house psychologists cannot follow patients for a full treatment and are only available for initial support.
  • We would appreciate your comments or feedback about your session here.

During Course Periods (September-December and February-May):

Make an appointment with a psychologist from AGPsy on either Tuesday or Thursday between 17:30 and 20:30. The meeting can be held in person or online and in this case an invitation link to attend your appointment will be sent prior to the session.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please cancel your appointment 24-hours in advance via the confirmation email. No-show appointments will be charged CHF 20.

During the Summer and Winter Breaks:

The Student Wellbeing & Support Service remains available for students in need. An appointment can be requested by email to

In addition to services provided by the Geneva Graduate Institute, the University of Geneva offers professional support for various mental health concerns. Sessions can be held in English.

Feel free to reach out to for any questions or if you need help to make an appointment.

Where :

Health and Psychological Support Service
4, Rue De‑Candolle
1205 Genève

Psychological Support

Meet a psychologist to discuss your situation and determine your needs. English-speaking psychologists are available. Costs CHF 20.-/session

Sleep Consultation

If you struggle with your  sleep habits or worry that you might have an underlying sleep disorder, affecting your concentration and mental health, the Health and Psychology Service offers you a consultation to evaluate your sleep habits and propose appropriate resources for your problem. Cost CHF 20.-/session

Coaching Sessions

An individual coaching service is available to students of the Institute who struggle with questions related to their personal, academic and professional lives. Up to six sessions of 60 to 75 minutes can be proposed, and the first session is free. For mental health issues,  psychotherapy sessions will be more adapted.

Workshops and Therapeutical Groups

Various workshops and groups are offered through UNIGE, reflecting a wide range of wellbeing activities, from cardio funk to mindfulness workshops, exam prep, workshops to combat depression, ski trips yogalates, and more. 


Self-help app developed by the psychological support service at UNIGE, aimed at raising awareness on mental health and preventing depression

Phone: +41 22 379 13 33
For psychological questions:

Office Hours
09am-12pm (noon) and 2pm-4pm
Closed on Tuesday and Friday afternoon.


PSYLINE is a counseling and psychological helpline available to students of the Geneva Graduate Institute.

Whatever the difficulties encountered, talking and putting into perspective a personal concern, helps to cope with difficult moments we experience.

The service is free of charge.

PHONE : +41 22 379 92 00 (from Monday to Friday 11.00 am to 8.00 pm)