You will find below some useful documents, videos and links on different issues related to health topics.

CORONA VIRUS and wellbeing

The Corona Virus situation may bring a lot of uncertainty and stress. To help focus on more positive things, here are some everyday tips to keep well.

Just as sport helps strengthen the body, meditation helps to maintain the mind. This popular wellbeing approach can help to free the mind from stressful thoughts. The following guided meditations have been introduced during our collective medition sessions on Fridays.

17.04.2020 Positive Energy, Focused & Productive Day (Mindful Movement, Sarah Raymond)

24.04.2020 Mindfulness meditation (Jason Stephenson)

08.05.2020 Let Go of Worry and Fear and Cultivate Peace (Mindful Movement, by Sarah Raymond)

14.05.2020 Let Go of Anxiety, Fear and Worries. Cultivate Harmony, Inner Peace & Emotional Healing (Powerful Thoughts Mediations, by Kenneth)

29.05.2020 Cultivate an attitude of Gratitude (Mindful Movement by Sarah Raymond)

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20.03.2020 Claudia Seymour, senior researcher at the CCDP and privately vinyasa yoga teacher shares her passion and offers a 10 minutes daily yoga and mindfulness sequences.

09.06.2020 Claudia proposes a new mini-flow series on self-care for students and colleagues working from home. Two minute breaks to remember posture and movement; here is the first one

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If you are looking for a dynamic exercise, join Laura's Zumba class via the following invitation URL IHEID alumna and Zumba instructor, Laua will lead you through an hour of Latin-inspired dance fitness to help you feel energized and refreshed. To feel comfortable in your movements, wear clothes

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Santépsy (french website) and this flyer offer useful tips and recommendations related to Mental Health during Covid-19.


Mental Health


Mental Health

A selection of articles on issues related to mental health:


A 2017 World Health Organization campaign about depression: "Depression: let’s talk". Published resources include:



Tips and tools to help you manage stress:

How to prevent stress?

How to cope with stress?



Recommendations on how to detect a person at risk and what you can do:

Violence and Harassment


Geneva counseling centre for victims of criminal offences - LAVI (in French):

Drugs, alcohol, addictions


Presentation addressing safe ways to enjoy yourself while taking into account the risks associated with certain party habits (in particular the abuse of alcohol and/or other substances): 

  • How to party safely! by Geneva University Hospital Specialists, Dr. Thomas Pernin, MD, MPH, Head of General Internal Medicine Consultations for Students and Young Adults and Dr. Stéphane Bernard, Chief Resident - Primary Care Division

medical Service Providers IN GENEVA


If you need to see a generalist or need a referral to a specialist, the following addresses may be helpful to you:

  • HUG (Geneva Hospital), Special Division for Students, 4 Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, Tel. 079.553.56.57. Make an appointment via this link

  • PSS (Pôle Santé Social), UNIGE, Monday to Friday, 9:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00, 4 Rue de Candolle (in Plainpalais), Tel. 022.379.77.79. Make an appointment for medical advise via this link (register with your student login)

Medical centres close to the Graduate Institute: