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 maintain the mind. This popular wellbeing approach can help to free the mind from stressful thoughts.

Feel free to join every Tuesday at 8h30 am for a 10 - 20 minutes mindfulness collective moment via this Webex link

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The following guided meditations have been introduced during our collective sessions.


11.05.2021 Reducing Anxiety and Stress--Clear the Clutter to Calm Down (19 min) with the "Mindful Movement"

04.05.2021 Yoga Nidra 20 Minute Guided Meditation with "Lizzy Hill" 

27.04.2021 "POSITIVE LIFE 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

20.04.2021 The Powerful and Positive Effect of a Smile (19 min) with the "Mindful Movement"

13.04.2021 Energetic and Emotional Support (16 min) with the "Mindful Movement"

30.03.2021 Experience a Peaceful and Productive Day (13 min) with the "Mindful Movement"

23.03.2021 Mindfulness meditation (10 min) with the "Honest Guys"

16.03.2021 MANIFEST MIRACLES WITH GRATITUDE ➤ I AM Affirmations - Joy, Love & Fulfillment - Morning Meditation" (17 min) by Kenneth Soares

09.03.2021 Choose Your Path/ Habit Change (18 min) with the "Mindful Movement"

02.03.2021 Deep self-nourishment in challenging times (18 min) with the "Mindful Movement"

23.02.2021 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

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