Our counselling service is free of charge and addresses students of the universities in Leipzig that are assigned to Studentenwerk Leipzig.
The psychosocial counselling service by the Studentenwerk is realized in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine of the Leipzig University, represented by the head of the Clinic and Policlinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy of the Leipzig University Hospital. This ensures high counselling standards as well as the integration of the latest therapeutic developments.
Where We Help
Studying itself as well as student life may involve great demands and challenges. It is therefore not uncommon that one has difficulties studying, personal conflicts, or is mentally stressed. You can reach out to us anytime for professional guidance and individualized support in resolving your personal challenges.
Center for Social Services
Gutenbergplatz 404103 Leipzig
Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie
(gegenüber der Russischen Gedächtniskirche)Semmelweisstr. 1004103 Leipzig
The counselling team consists of licensed psychological psychotherapists and individuals in advanced postgraduate training to become psychological psychotherapists.
M. Sc. Psych. P. P. Kilian
Psychosocial Counselling · Director of Psychosocial Counselling
Dipl.-Psych. Christiane Bach
Psychosocial Counselling · Counsellor
Dipl. Psych. Wiebke Rahmlow
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Ph.D. rer. nat. Maria Sehm
Psychosocial Counselling · Counsellor
M.Sc. Psych. Carolin König
M.Sc. Psych. Nora Schuhmann
M.Sc. Psych. Isabel Afflerbach
M.Sc. Psych. Ramona Wimmer
M.Sc. Psych. Jana Bolemant
M.Sc. Psych. Elena Lüken
Dr. rer. nat. M.Sc. Psych. Anne Sibilsky
M.Sc. Psych. Adam Kropidlowski
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Counselling services for HMT students
The Student Service Center of the university offers low-threshold, promptly usable psychological counseling services at no charge three times a week. You need to make an appointment. For more information, please refer to this page.
In addition to Studentenwerk, the student organizations (StudentInnenRäte) of Leipzig University, HTWK Leipzig and HTM provide counselling services for students in problematic situations as well. Further they provide help and assistance in organizing and handling everyday student life.
Students participating in the teacher training programme can make use of the psychological counseling office at the Zentrum für Lehrerbildung und Schulforschung of Leipzig University. In addition to counseling interviews, Annett Ammer-Wies, licensed psychologist and systemic therapist and counselor (SG), offers workshops on various issues like examinations and postponing. For information and contact, please refer to http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~zls/psychologischeberatungsstelle.html
Students of all universities can talk about their worries on the phone at night. Trained persons, students themselves, are on the other end of the line, listening actively and forwarding the student to the appropriate counseling service, if necessary.
You can reach the Nightline in Leipzig during semesters every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9.00 p.m. to midnight by calling 0341/973 7777. For further information, refer to the Facebook page “Nightline Leipzig”, leipzig.nightlines.eu or write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The self-help group geist:reicht is an offer especially for mentally ill students suffering from work disruption. This group is a university group of the HTWK Leipzig and a work group of the student organization of the Leipzig University: www.geistreicht.de
Crisis call center, help hotline, social-psychiatric service, or Samaritan telephone line – on the page of the City of Leipzig you can find all telephone numbers and contact details at a glance.
The self-help contact and information office (SKIS – Selbsthilfekontakt- und Informationsstelle) of the City of Leipzig provides information on self-help and support groups in Leipzig. You can get advice; will be placed in a self-help group, if possible, or get support in establishing a self-help group yourself.
As many international health insurances and travel cancellation insurances exclude mental disorders from insurance coverage, we recommend paying close attention to possible exclusion clauses and reading the General Terms and Conditions carefully.
On this account, the “Irrsinnig Menschlich e.V.” association has prepared an overview on the subject of travel insurances for mentally ill persons, which you can read here.
If you have any questions, ideas, or criticism on the counselling services offered by Studentenwerk Leipzig, please contact the consultants or Hannah Cremer, provisiona head of Social Services.