Mental health support

Everyone needs support some time. There are many different types of support and ways to access this support. We hope the links below will show you what is available. Please tell us if you have updates and improvements. You may find this guide helpful, especially if you are new to Germany: A guide to psychotherapy in Germany: where can I find help?

SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYEES – UNIVERSITY OF GÖTTINGEN

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS – UNIVERSITY OF GÖTTINGEN

OTHER SUPPORT

  • The Welcome Centre of the University of Göttingen has lists of therapists and medical specialists who speak English and other languages, for information email here
  • Many services will be accessed via your General Practitioner (GP or Family Doctor) and it is recommended that you sign up with a GP early on.  More advice is here under Doctors in Göttingen.

SUPPORT FOR STAFF AT THE MPI BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

  • Corporate Health Management (Betriebliches Gesundheits Management) – email here

FURTHER SUPPORT AVAILABLE IN GÖTTINGEN

HELPLINES

  • In German – TelefonSeelsorge – 0800 111 0 111 or 0800 111 0222 (no charge) telephone advice as well as online services in the German language.
  • Other countries offer helplines in different languages (note that charges apply) – the list is here.
  • In English – a number of countries offer helplines in English but note that telephone charges apply, eg the Samaritans in the UK - +44 116 123 or Lifeline in Australia – 13 11 14
  • Muslim telephone advice service – Muslimisches Seelsorgetelefon (German, Turkish, Arabic, Urdu available) - 030 443509821

SUPPORT SERVICES AVAILABLE IN HANNOVER