Mental Health

Studying can pose many challenges, whether content-related, organizational or emotional. Psychologically difficult situations can arise at any stage of your studies. No matter whether you are dealing with study-related stress (e.g. coursework overload), with problems in your family or social life, or with economic or medical issues that may affect your mental health – the university offers you support through preventative services, counseling options, and competent contact points that you can turn to in situations of crisis.

In acute emergency situations (e.g. suicidal tendencies), please contact the Emergency Outpatient Department of the University Hospital in Tübingen ( 07071 29-82311) or the general emergency services ( 112).

Contact points

Here we would like to introduce you to some contact points and persons to talk to. If you are not sure who could best address your concerns, please contact the General Study Counseling Service (ZSB), who can either help you directly or else refer you to the appropriate contact point.

General Study Counseling Service (Advice for students in all situations)

The General Study Counseling Service is there for you throughout your studies. We support you in the transition from school to university and in planning, organizing and managing your studies. In addition to various events and guidance materials, we offer you individual counseling in all phases of your studies, on topics such as study organization, changing study programs, motivation, personal difficulties, study-related stress, medical or psychological issues, corona-related problems, exam preparation, etc.

The ZSB is a neutral service and will always treat your concerns and your personal situation as confidential.

You can get in touch with us easily. Information on daily consultation hours (without appointment) and appointment-based counseling can be found here: https://uni-tuebingen.de/zsb

Services for students with a disability or (chronic) illness

Contact persons: Katrin Motta and Carmen Schüßler

General Study Counseling Service
Wilhelmstraße 19, 3rd floor,
72074 Tübingen
Phone: +49 7071 29 72555

Make an appointment via e-mail: zsbspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Website: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/89
Information for teaching staff: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/178479

Counseling for students in teacher training degree programs (TüSE)

Students in teacher training degree programs can also contact the counseling service at the Tübingen School of Education (TüSE). Contact details and information on making an appointment can be found here (in German): https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/60902

Nightline Tübingen - Anonymous phone helpline by students for students

During the lecture period: Mon-Thu & Sat 21:00 - 24:00h
Phone: +49 7071 8895440 or via chat
E-Mail: tuebingenspam prevention@nightlines.eu
Website: https://nightline-tuebingen.de

Student Health Management BeTaBalance (SHM)

According to the motto "Healthy studying between hill and dale", our goal at SHM BeTaBalance is to strengthen your bio-psycho-social health so that you can find your healthy balance in your studies. Information about the wide range of offered courses, workshops and events can be found here: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/183172

Active against stress - Consultation hour (SHM)

Learn practical relaxation and mindfulness exercises tailored to your individual needs, with which you can overcome everyday hurdles in your study routine.

Place: Online
E-Mail: betabalancespam prevention@ifs.uni-tuebingen.de
Website: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/183259

Psychotherapeutic Counseling Center of the Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim (PBS)

The Psychotherapeutic Counseling Center of the Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim offers psychotherapeutic counseling for students. Further information and the possibility to make an appointment can be found here: https://www.my-stuwe.de/en/advice/psychotherapeutic-counselling/

Centre for Mental Health of the Emergency Outpatient Clinic of the University Hospital

The Mental Health Center of the Emergency Outpatient Clinic offers advice on all aspects of mental health. In acute emergency situations, there is also the opportunity to speak to medical and psychological psychotherapists.

Further information is available here:

All relevant emergency phone numbers can be found on this website:

Arbeitskreis Leben - Help with life crises and suicidal tendencies

Arbeitskreis Leben
Österbergstr. 4, 72074 Tübingen
Crisis helpline: +49 7071 19298
General phone number: +49 7071 922 10
Tue, Thu & Fri: 10:00 - 13:00h
Wed: 15:00 - 17:00h
E-Mail: akl-tuebingenspam prevention@ak-leben.de
Website: https://www.akl-krisenberatung.de/

Searching for doctors and psychotherapists

Psychotherapist online search engines for Baden-Württemberg
(both of these have the option to specify the language of counseling):

Psychotherapist database of the Landespsychotherapeutenkammer:

Doctor and psychotherapist database of the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung (KVBW):

116117 - Nationwide patient service center for Germany
Search for English-speaking specialist doctors/psychotherapists:
https://www.116117.de/de/englisch.php (under "English speaking medical practices")
After entering your location and clicking on "Suchen", you can select "Weitere Suchkriterien" > "Fremdsprachen" for other languages.

Psychotherapeutic University Outpatient Clinic at the University of Tübingen

The Psychotherapeutic University Outpatient Clinic at the University of Tübingen, located in the Department of Psychology, offers diagnosis and treatment or psychotherapy in the case of mental disorders. A waiting list is available. Further information can be found online: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/120738

Refugio: Contact point for refugees with traumatic experiences

Target group: Refugees with traumatic experiences (and their family members)

  • independent of internationality
  • even without health insurance
  • even without knowledge of English or German (Refugio works with language mediators)

Kohlplattenweg 5, 72074 Tübingen
Phone: +49 7071 99046-20
E-Mail: tuebingenspam prevention@refugio-stuttgart.de
Further information: https://www.refugio-stuttgart.de

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

This Mental Health First Aid program is the German version of the Australian "Mental Health First Aid" program. In a 12-hour course, first aiders for mental health are given specific training. The content includes both knowledge transfer and practical first aid measures for mental health.

Our first aiders are available to advise you in acute mental health crises and will refer you to the right contact point if necessary.

Further informationen can be found on the program website (in German): https://www.mhfa-ersthelfer.de/de/

First aiders for students at the University of Tübingen

General Study Counseling Service (ZSB):

Katja Grathwol, Dipl. Päd.
Phone: +49 7071 29 77719
E-Mail: katja.grathwolspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Birgit Grunschel, Dipl. Soz.wiss.
Phone: +49 7071 29 74204
E-Mail: birgit.grunschelspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de