The Counselling Centre is still there for you – especially in the current Corona crisis!

We support you in times of crises, anxiety, depressive moods, difficulties with your home office, social isolation, conflicts and questions of personal development, career planning and professional cooperation. Consultations will be provided online, by telephone or on site by arrangement (Erlachstrasse 17).  Appointments for all forms of consultation must be arranged in advance by phone during office hours with the Office (Secretariat). For on-site appointments, we ask you to note the general corona protection measures. Masks are compulsory in all publicly accessible interior rooms of the Counselling Centre. 

Further support services:

Specific offers (websites mainly in German or French) for coping with the current Corona crisis

Platform „dureschnufe“ (translated literally: “take a breath”)
Platform of the Federal Office of Public Health, health promotion and other important players around the new coronavirus with numerous tips for mental health care.

Corona – Psychological support services
Listing of various offers and contact points by the Federation of Swiss Psychologists FSP.

ROCO self-help programme
Programme against mental stress related to COVID-19 as part of a study by the Psychological Institute of the University of Bern. Participation includes working through the 3-week online self-help programme and completing four online questionnaires.

Mental Health Factsheet (PDF)
Tips from UniBE International on dealing with isolation and studying/working from home.

Information of the University of Berne about self-organisation and assistance
With tips on dealing with domestic isolation and home office.

General offers to improve well-being

Science of Happiness (PDF)
A 6-week evidence-based programme for students who want to increase their mental well-being and resilience in challenging times.

You can also find more tips for strengthening your well-being on our website (in German):
Wohlbefinden stärken

Spiritual and religious support

“Absolventenmesse” (Graduate Fair) Online – the virtual fair for your career

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 11:00 – 15:00, online

At the Graduate Fair Online, you can find out about internships, trainee programmes, entry-level and career opportunities from numerous top employers in the Swiss economy in 1:1 chats and at live booths. The fair also offers you a varied supporting programme with top-class specialist presentations (sessions) and CV checks.

Register online for free:

Brief consultations at the beginning of the semester from 14 to 18 Sept. 2020

The Counselling Centre of the Universities of Bern offers students short consultations without advance registration in order to be able to clarify questions in a fast and uncomplicated way about the beginning of semesters/studies and about studying in general. The short consultations will take place from 14 to 18 Sept. from 12 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Counselling Centre of the Universities of Bern (Erlachstrasse 17, Bern).

The brief consultations – like all consultations at the Counselling Centre – are free of charge and confidential. They can be provided in English (or other selected languages) if required.

“Forum Berufseinstieg” (Career Entry) at the University of Bern

Coffee, Cake ‘n’ Coaching of the Counselling Centre

Let yourself be inspired for your professional future. For your questions regarding your studies, career entry and career, the Counselling Centre of the Universities of Bern offers you coaching with Coffee ‘n’ Cake.

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

EG UniEss Bistro
UniS, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, Bern

Programme of the “Forum Berufseinstieg” (in German):

Beratungsstelle der Berner Hochschulen Erlachstrasse 17 CH-3012 Bern Tel. +41 31 635 24 35