The Counselling Centre offers support – especially in the 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 (Erlachstrasse 17). The Counselling Centre will be closed for renovation work from 29 November to 3 December 2021. During this time, enquiries and appointments can only be made by telephone: 031 635 24 35. Appointments that have already been made will take place as planned.

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

Older events and notes

Graduates’ Fair Bern – The personal fair for your career entry

Thursday, 21 October 2021, BERNEXPO, Hall 1.1., 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

At the Graduate Fair Bern, you can find out from top employers about their internships, trainee programmes, entry-level and career opportunities. There will also be an exciting supporting programme with presentations, free CV and career checks, application photos and much more.

Register on the Graduate Fair website (in German) by 14 October 2021 at the latest and receive free entry:

Due to the current situation, the Graduates Fair Bern will again be held using a protection concept this year (Covid certificate and mandatory masks).

Short consultations at the beginning of the semester

The Counselling Centre offers short counselling sessions without prior appointment so that you can quickly and easily clarify your questions about the start of the semester/studies and about studying in general. The short counselling sessions will take place from 20 to 24 September 2021, every day between 12 and 15 at the Universities of Bern Counselling Centre (Erlachstrasse 17, Bern).

Like all other services offered by the Counselling Centre, the short counselling sessions are free of charge.

“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