Dealing with stress during your studies

We’ve all been there. Presents have to be bought before Christmas, not enough has been learnt for the exam, little time for friends or family and no idea how to change that. That’s stress. Every person deals with it differently and some cope better than others.

If you know this from yourself or from friends and haven’t really known how to give them tips yet, then we have listed a few groups and places here that can give you some ideas.

It almost always pays off to talk to someone who deals with this kind of thing a lot. You’ll get ideas faster and save time in the end because you’ve got a second opinion.

HereForU - A dialogue offer from students for students

Do you want to sort out your thoughts? Do you need new ideas because you’ve got stuck? Do you need someone to just listen to you during a stressful phase?

Then get in touch with HereForU. You can get an appointment easily and at short notice. To the appointment overview

You can find more information here:

The Central Student Counselling Service (ZSB)

The Central Student Advisory Service will help you with questions and problems that can affect your studies and doctorate, such as problems with your ability to work and learn, motivation problems, exam and presentation anxiety and many other issues.

You can specify whether you would prefer to receive counselling from a woman or a man, and also whether you would like to receive counselling in German or English.

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The student counselling service

The Student Counselling Service supports you with all questions relating to your studies – from deciding on a course to starting your career. There you will find an overview of all counselling services, which can also refer you to psychological counselling, for example.

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The Centre for Mental Health for Students and Doctoral Candidates (ZPG):

We have already informed you about the ZPG in a separate post. There, a team of experienced psychologists provides more specific help with problems such as mood swings, addiction, anxiety and compulsions, sleep disorders and exhaustion. Counselling is offered in German, English, Dutch or Arabic and there is also an emergency number!

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Psychological counselling - Emergency plan RWTH

On this page you will find the most important telephone numbers of the first points of contact: Aachen University Hospital, the Alexian Hospital and the telephone counselling service. If you don’t know what to do, you can call them first.

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Finding a therapist

Do you think you’d rather have regular appointments to talk to experts about the things that concern you?

Yes, you’ve probably heard it before. Few therapy places available, waiting times etc. But you don’t have to go through it alone. Many people have already thought about how to get a place in the shortest possible time. We have collected a few places here that have already optimised this.

Appointment service centre of the KV Nordrhein

The Appointment Service Centre (TSS) of the KV Nordrhein supports people with statutory health insurance in arranging appointments with doctors and psychotherapists. The service centre is available around the clock every day. This service is the right one for you if, for example, you would like to have an initial consultation with a psychotherapist.

Link to the website:
Phone: 116117

Chamber of Psychotherapists

You’ve come to the right place if you want to find out more about psychotherapy. It offers help in finding a psychotherapist, shows ways and information about psychotherapy and also provides a lot of information about everything else.

Link to the website:
Phone: +49 211 5228470

Finding a therapist

This is where you can get support if you are looking for a psychotherapist. It’s not just limited to Aachen. You can simply enter your postcode and then see which psychologists and psychotherapists are in your area. There you will also find information on specialisations, languages and waiting times.

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Psychological counselling at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

This is the psychological counselling service of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The counselling service can take place in person, by telephone or online. You will be supported with a lot of worries and problems, so have a look around the site.

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Psychology and health

Here you can get support in finding a psychotherapist specifically in the Aachen area. There is also a crisis service for people who are currently or have recently been exposed to traumatising events. Here you can find out which psychotherapist is offering an appointment as immediate help at short notice in the current week.
Phone: +49 241 505356

Ambulatory contact points

If you would like to arrange a consultation with the experts at an outpatient centre, we have also listed a few options in Aachen here.


PIA Alexianer

At the Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic in Aachen, you can make appointments from Monday to Friday to talk about addiction and trauma. There is an open addiction consultation hour in the outpatient addiction clinic from Monday to Thursday from 2.00 to 3.00 pm. The offer includes initial counselling, further diagnostics and information, individual therapy planning.
Tel.: (0241) 47701-0 



PIA Aachen University Hospital

The Institute Outpatient Clinic of the Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics is the central outpatient counselling and treatment centre for people with mental illnesses who are referred by registered doctors. Appointments for consultations can be made by telephone.

Tel.: +49 241 80-89