University is a special stage in a person’s life which presents not only a lot of opportunities but can also be very stressful. Difficulties with studies and personal crises are therefore nothing unusual.
A university course places many different demands on a student and can therefore also lead to various problems such as exam nerves, fear of public speaking, difficulties with learning, self-esteem, pressure to perform or stress. Vice versa, personal problems can also be so stressful that the student finds it difficult to concentrate on his or her studies over the medium or long term.
According to reports, about every fourth or fifth student suffers from serious mental problems. These occur independently of gender, intellect or ability.
Since such crises cannot always be mastered alone, the counsellors of the Psychological Counselling Service are there to help in the framework of personal consultation or targeted workshops and training measures.
All services are confidential and free of charge for HSD students. The counsellors are sworn to secrecy. Personal appointments are generally arranged by email. Consultation in English is also possible.
Further information can be found in our flyer.
Should you have a specific time preference, please state it in your email. You do not have to give a reason for requesting an appointment.
Materials and information provided by the Psychological Counselling Service:
Anxiety and stress are normal responses to an infectious disease outbreak. The following article helps you to recognize your stress signs and offers strategies to relieve the stress and cope with the impact of this outbreak on your mental health and wellbeing. PDF 'Corona Anxiety'
Staying mentally healthy during social distancing, quarantine and lockdown
The following short programme that you can do on your own aims to help you during the coronavirus pandemic. It was put together by Prof. Dr. med. Leonhard Schilbach, specialist for psychiatry and psychotherapy, and Marie Bartholomäus, psychological psychotherapist. The programme helps you find answers to questions such as 'What can I do?', 'How can I structure my day?', 'How can I organise my social life?', 'How can I deal with stressful thoughts and feelings?‘. Staying_mentally_healthy_during_corona_160420.pdf