According to the WHO, “Mental health is a state of mental well-being that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to their community. It is an integral component of health and well-being that underpins our individual and collective abilities to make decisions, build relationships and shape the world we live in. Mental health is a basic human right. And it is crucial to personal, community and socio-economic development.”
Source : OMS, 2022. Mental health : strenghtening our response. World Health Organization [online]. 17 June 2022. [Accessed on 18 October 2022].
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Support and Resources
Get help and support in the event of a threat to physical or mental health, or report mobbing, harassment or other issues.
If you’re an EPFL student and need to talk to someone, you can contact our counselors or set up an appointment with a professional psychotherapist. The Health Point nurses are also available to the whole community.
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.