Online resources to keep mind and body active

Support programs

Since the Beginning of April, the EPFL proposes a support program for all staff members: Self Care, consisting of one-on-one external and confidential coaching sessions in which you can speak freely, get the support you need and alleviate feelings of loneliness.
Each EPFL staff member can benefit from two one-on-one coaching sessions lasting 45 minutes each, in English or French. No need to submit a request.

The external professional coaches are bound by strict confidentiality requirements. No information you disclose will be shared with EPFL.

The Self Care program is also open to team leaders.
Please feel free to get in touch with a coach now: [email protected]

We’ve also set up a website where you can view a series of videos created by the same coaches based upon the most frequent subjects addressed during the individual discussions. For the login details, please refer to the e-mail from DRH sent on 4 May 2020.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Staff Training Service.

Since the Beginning of April, the EPFL proposes a specific support program for team leaders called Team Care.

In these unsettling times, team leaders must be particularly attentive to their team members’ needs. This involves keeping in contact with each person despite the distance, identifying individuals who may be at risk and making the most of the management tools available to you.

With Team Care, each team leader is entitled to three one-on-one professional coaching sessions lasting 90 minutes each, in English or French, for help with situations they face in their day-to-day work.

The external professional coaches are bound by strict confidentiality requirements. No information you disclose will be shared with EPFL.

Please feel free to get in touch with a coach now: [email protected]

You also have access to a series of webinars and a number of resources provided by the same coaching service. For the login details, please refer to the e-mail from DRH sent on 4 May 2020.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Staff Training Service.

Note that support measures are also available for students.

Cultivating body and mind

While research work has been gradually resuming since Monday 4 May, students are still not allowed on campus and teleworking remains the rule for all activities that do not require coming to campus.

Wondering how to fill your time? Here, you’ll find some ideas on how to keep your mind and body active while working or taking classes from home.

Now is your chance to turn uncertainty into productivity. All EPFL Extension School courses are 100% online and entirely self-paced, taking you from little or limited knowledge to mastery of foundational digital, data or coding skills.

During this exceptional time of confinement and disruption, EPFL employees will enjoy a significant discount on Extension School courses.

Even if the Library is only partially open, you can still access the online collections. Browse and read thousands of documents online, from the comfort of your couch!

Detailed information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) information at the Library page.

EPFL’s Science Outreach Department has put together a collection of activities to keep your budding scientists’ and engineers’ minds active.

Check out the activities (French only)

Head to the Lausanne University Sports Facebook page and website for links, tutorials and advice on staying in shape during this period of confinement, with twice-weekly updates. You’ll find tips on keeping fit, relaxing your body and mind, eating well, and more.

A weekly programme of LIVE courses is also available here.