Psychological and medical support

Are you encountering medical or psychological problems? We are here to help!

Do you experience difficulties related to stress and anxiety?

Our Student Support and Wellbeing Team is here to help you! Together we will seek for a solution and/or clarify whether further psychological treatment from the "Pôle Santé Social", or elsewhere, would be helpful.

At the Graduate Institute 
 

The Student Wellbeing and Support Service is there to accompany you in stressful situations or questions related to your security, health and wellbeing! We can also help you find a specialist and to take an appointment. Together we will focus on finding solutions to your concern.  Confidentiality policy applies !

To meet with our counselor, online, please click here to choose one of the schedules proposed. You may also address your concern by email to student.support@graduateinstitute.ch.

Students are offered two free meetings per semester with a psychologist (member of the Geneva Association of Psychologists, AGPsy) at the Graduate Institute for an orientation session of 45 minutes. It aims to assess the student's concern(s) and facilitate further access to psychological support in "Pôle Sante" or another institution according to your needs. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO FOLLOW A THERAPY with our inhouse psychologists.

Your comments on your session with the psychologist or counselor of the Student Wellbeing and Support Service would be appreciated. Please click on the following form for feedback.

From beginning October to June :

To make an online appointment (during COVID confinement) with one of the psychologists from AGPsy on Tuesday or Thursday between 5.30 pm and 8.30 pm, click here. You will therefore receive a link prior to your appointment.

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

During the Summer and Winter breaks :

The Student Wellbeing and Support Service remains available for students in need. An appointment can be required by email via student.support@graduateinstitute.ch.

External Health and Psychological Services

 

The University of Geneva's "Pôle Santé"


At the Pôle Santé, students can find adapted solutions and access welfare services, including:

* Contact specialaid@graduateinstitute.ch to find out if the Institute can help by partially covering the costs associated with your treatment. Please note that your treatment has to involve at least three sessions in order to be reviewed.

Update (16 September 2020): Coronavirus measures for Pôle Santé services

Feel free to reach out to student.support@graduateinstitute.ch for any questions or to make an appointment (in English). 

  • Ongoing psychotherapy sessions continue to be available, by telephone or Zoom.

  • Psychotherapy can be followed through Pôle Santé services, or can be redirected to another support source depending on your insurance coverage (to be discussed with the Pôle Santé psychotherapist). You may then be put on a waiting list; it may take several months for a space to become available.  

  • An individual coaching service is available to students of the Graduate Institute who struggle with questions related to their personal, academic and professional lives. Up to six sessions of 60 to 75 minutes are offered. For mental health issues, online psychotherapy sessions will be more adapted.

For any questions, or if you need assistance to book an appointment (in English), feel free to contact: student.support@graduateinstitute.ch

 

HUG (Hôpital cantonal of Geneva)
 

The Consultation for Students is part of the HUG Division of Primary Care. Patients are seen by general practitioners who are knowledgeable about young adults’ health concerns. A consultation also provides easy access to Geneva hospital network specialists. Consultations are available in French or English.

Consultation times and appointment scheduling: From Monday to Friday, according to availability on the online appointments portal.

Access: Bus lines 1, 5, 7 and 35, station “Hôpital” / Bus line 3, station “Claparède”

Questions: Appointment.SMPR@hcuge.ch, Tel. +41 (0)79 553 56 57

CoronaVirus – We are all concerned!
 

If you are showing symptoms, costs related coronavirus tests are covered by Swiss health insurance.


Information from HUG (Geneva Hospital)

  • If you are showing acute respiratory symptoms and/or if you have a fever; 

  • If you are travelling soon and need a screening test and/or a health certificate (Monday – Friday / weekends);

  • If you have received a message from the cantonal doctor's office or the Swisscovid application indicating that you are required to be tested for COVID-19;

Find out more information on what you should do and/or if you should schedule an appointment via the following link.


Other medical centres:

To carry out screening tests you may also contact the Clinique de Carouge (lien) and the Hôpital de la Tour. 
You can also go directly to the Medical Centre of Cornavin without an appointment if you have symptoms and want to take a test.

 

FAQ - Student Support and Wellbeing during the coronavirus crisis

 

 

Workshops at the University of Geneva

  • Are you finding it problematic to manage your stress and anxieties throughout your studies?

  • Would you like to learn techniques of relaxation which you can use in your daily life, to help you being more efficient and productive during your studies ?

  • Are you finding it hard to take a step back when confronted with difficult life situations?

This fall, Geneva University Health & Social Services, the Pôle Santé, offers four workshops, one of which is taught in English:

  • Sophrologie

  • Mindfulness Yoga (ENG)

  • Free online sopgrology sessions

  • SporTheraPsy (NEW)
    SporThéraPsy is a psychological care program based on sports practice. Through group sessions integrating experimentation through movement with psychoeducational interventions, SporThéraPsy aims to help participants develop their skills by understanding different fundamental psychological concepts that drive every individual. The purpose of this workshop is to help you discover, over the course of the sessions, tools and strategies that may be useful to you during your studies and more generally in your daily life. More details here 

Interested? Sign up!

Registration is done online via the registration form on the page of each workshop.

For more information: pss@unige.ch

Pôle Santé Social
Rue De-Candolle 4
1211 Genève 4
Tél : +41 22 379 77 79

 

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