According to WHO, “Mental health and well-being are influenced not only by individual attributes but also by the social circumstances in which people find themselves and the environment in which they live. These determinants interact dynamically, and may threaten or protect an individual’s mental state.”
Source: OMS, 2019. Organisation mondiale de la santé . Aide mémoire [en ligne]. 17 juin 2022. [Consulté le 18 octobre 2022].
Disponible à l’adresse: www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/404852/MNH_FactSheet_FR.pdf
The UNIL-EPFL Sport and Health Center runs free (30-minute) mindfulness, outdoor training and physiotherapy sessions, both on campus and online.
EPFL provides to its community mindfulness sessions free of charge with the purpose to strengthen their inner balance and well-being. This mental training produces a large variety of benefits.
The spiritual care service holds guided mediation sessions every Wednesday. The sessions are open to all members of Lausanne’s university community, of all faiths (or none).
How do you identify and manage stress? What mechanisms are involved? EPFL offers a variety of resources and methods to help you prevent stress from affecting your mental and physical health.
From 21 to 25 November 2022, EPFL organised a mental health and well-being week. All conferences and round tables were recorded. They will provide you with useful resources and information.
Students, PhDs and Postdocs
In order to succeed at EPFL, it’s important to take good care of your mind and body every step of the way. The self-care wheel we’ve developed shows the seven interconnected components you need to focus on to achieve balance in your life as a student.
PhDs or postdocs who need support, advice or simply to discuss around professional and/or private issues can contact the volunteers team of the Peer2Peer Counselling Center. The three pillars of the center are: confidentiality, personal well-being and de-escalation.