Center for Mental Health for Students (ZPG)

Dear undergraduate and graduate students,

Emotional crises and psychological problems can affect anyone at anytime in life. If you are in distress or need to talk to someone you should first contact the psychological care services provided by your university (RWTH Aachen student counseling service and FH Aachen psycho-social counseling center). The teams of experienced psychologists working here will usually be able to help you.

Sometimes, however, persistent problems and even serious mental illnesses can lie behind psychological crises. In these cases, our team of psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers are there to offer help and advice. They consult on the following problems (amongst others):

  • Mood swings
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety problems and compulsion
  • Sleep disturbances and states of exhaustion

The Center for Mental Health for undergraduate and graduate students as well as PhD-candidates (ZPG) is a collaboration between RWTH Aachen and FH Aachen at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA). The center complements the psycho-social support services provided at both institutions. Undergraduate, graduate students and PhD-candidates from all faculties of both institutions are entitled to consultations free of charge. The content of what is discussed will of course remain confidential.

To make an appointment
Phone: +49 241 80-80827

Consultations can take place in presence, via video call or telephone. You can make an appointment by email or by telephone. If you prefer to have a consultation in English, Arabic or Dutch, please let us know so that we can accommodate your wish.

In case of emergency, a hospital psychiatrist is on duty and contactable at any hour via the University Hospital switchboard (+49 241 80-0).

The ZPG is located in the Ambulance of the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Kullenhofstr. 52, 52074 Aachen

The Center of Mental Health for undergraduate and graduate students is a joint cooperation project between the RWTH Aachen University and FH Aachen, affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen. It is a complementary service to the established psychosocial counselling centres at both institutions. Please watch the video for more information.

The german version can be found here.