You will find below some useful contacts, documents, videos and links on different issues related to health topics.


medical Service Providers IN GENEVA


If you need to see a generalist or need a referral to a specialist, the following addresses may be helpful to you:

  • HUG (Geneva Hospital), Special Division for Students, 4 Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, Tel. 079.553.56.57. Make an appointment via this link

  • Pôle Santé, UNIGE, Monday-Friday, 9:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00, 4 Rue de Candolle (in Plainpalais), Tel. 022.379.77.79. Make an appointment via this link (register with your student login)

Medical centres close to the Graduate Institute: 


More resources

Healthy Living Toolkit

In this toolkit, you will find information related to meditation, mental health, stress, suicide prevention, violence and harassment, and drugs, alcohol and addiction. See below for the full list of resources.


The current pandemic and other unexpected situations may bring a lot of uncertainty and stress. To help focus on more positive things, here are some everyday tips to keep well.

Just as sport helps strengthen the body, meditation helps to calm our often overthinking mind.

While this popular wellbeing approach can help to free the mind from stressful thoughts, if you have been affected by trauma in the past or if you are of have been suffering from depression, we advise you to contact a specialist for medical advise and treatment. The Student Wellbeing & Support can guide you therefore if you contact

We hope the following selection of guided meditations (YouTube) will help you in stressful times or simply to be part of your daily rituals to keep well. If you find one guided meditation which suits you particularly well, it will be even more effective if you listen to it regularly.


Mindfulness meditation (10 min) with the "Honest Guys"


Have a wonderful Day (10 min) Morning meditation with the Great Meditation Channel

Yoga Nidra 20 Minute Guided Meditation with "Lizzy Hill" 

Positive Live Affirmations - Uplifting Daily Exercise (11 min) with the "Honest Guys"

"If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you'd never think a negative thought" Buddha Quote

Develop a Positive Internal Dialogue (15 min) with the "Mindful Movement"

The Powerful and Positive Effect of a Smile (19 min) with the "Mindful Movement"

Energetic and Emotional Support (16 min) with the "Mindful Movement"

Experience a Peaceful and Productive Day (13 min) with the "Mindful Movement"

Choose Your Path/ Habit Change (18 min) with the "Mindful Movement"

Garden of your mind (20 min) visalization with the "Mindful Movement" " The seeds that are watered frequently are those that will grow strong." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Experience Inner Tranquility with this short calming Meditation with the  "Mindful Movement"


5 Minute guided Meditation for Gratitude with the "Mindful Movement"

8 Minute Gratitude Affirmation Practice with the "Mindful Movement"

Practice Gratitude 10 Minutes a Day for Positive Changes in Your Attitude with the "Mindful Movement"

10 Minute Morning Meditation Feeling Full of Joy & Gratitude, with the Great Meditation Channel

Manifest Miracles with Gratitude ➤ I AM Affirmations - Joy, Love & Fulfillment - Morning Meditation" (17 min) by Kenneth Soares


Reducing Anxiety and Stress--Clear the Clutter to Calm Down (19 min) with the "Mindful Movement"

Deep self-nourishment in challenging times (18 min) with the "Mindful Movement"


Stress Reducing and Self Healing Sleep Meditation, with the "Mindful Movement"

Authentic YOU meditation | You are Magnificent, guided spoken visualization, mind relaxation, by Jason Stephenson

Build Confidence and Inner Strength | Deep Sleep Meditation, with the "Mindful Movement"

Release Fear and Worry to Experience Peace | Deep Sleep Meditation, with the "Mindful Movement"



Listen for 21 days for a profound transformational experience and imprint your positive qualities and values into your subconscious mind...

Meditation and Sleep: Calm (free)

Santépsy (french website) and this flyer offer useful tips and recommendations related to Mental Health during Covid-19.

Mental Health


Mental Health

A selection of articles on issues related to mental health:


A 2017 World Health Organization campaign about depression: "Depression: let’s talk". Published resources include:



Tips and tools to help you manage stress:

How to prevent stress?

How to cope with stress?



Recommendations on how to detect a person at risk and what you can do:

If you know someone who is in danger, please contact immediately the Emergency service at the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG) (24hour/7day basis): +41 22 372 81 20


Violence and Harassment


Geneva counseling centre for victims of criminal offences - LAVI (in French):

Drugs, alcohol, addiction


Presentation addressing safe ways to enjoy yourself while taking into account the risks associated with certain party habits (in particular the abuse of alcohol and/or other substances): 

  • How to party safely! by Geneva University Hospital Specialists, Dr. Thomas Pernin, MD, MPH, Head of General Internal Medicine Consultations for Students and Young Adults and Dr. Stéphane Bernard, Chief Resident - Primary Care Division