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Assistance in Difficult Situations

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Psychological Counseling Services

Professional counseling can help you overcome difficult phases and manage stress during your studies or when writing your PhD thesis. At the Psychological Counseling Services, students receive rapid support. The advisory center is open to all students and PhD candidates at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. The sessions are free of charge, confidential and can be held in different languages.
Website Psychological Counseling Services

Protection Against Sexual Harassment

Any behavior that injures or demeans a person on account of their gender, and that the targeted person finds uncomfortable, will not be tolerated at UZH. The University of Zurich has a set of regulations to ensure protection against sexual harassment, applicable to all staff and students at the University of Zurich. The fact sheet "Protection against sexual harassment" sets out the most important points.
Information leaflet "Protection against sexual harassment"

What can affected parties do?

Have you been affected by sexual harassment? Are you unsure if something that took place at university was sexual harassment or sexist behavior? The contact persons of the RSB commission and the investigating person are there for you. Do not hesitate to contact us for a confidential and uncomplicated initial chat.
Contacts and Investigating Person


Fed up with the daily grind? Stressed out about your upcoming exams? Or stuck with a feeling of aimlessness? Nightline is an independent helpline run by students for students that offers confidential and anonymous late-night listening and information services over the phone or via chat function. If required, they can refer you to a specialist.
Website Nightline Zurich


Mindful[L] is a student association that aims to promote dialogue on the topic of mental health and wellbeing. Mindful[L] combines existing services with new ideas, committed people, affected people and their loved ones. An action week featuring lectures, discussions and workshops on the subject of mental health is carried out once a year.
Website Mindfull