Support and help

Need help ?

In a situation of conflict, crisis or any kind of personal distress, the first important action is to talk about it with someone supportive and non-judgmental. A colleague, a friend, or a professional counselor can listen and advise you on your situation, and on the next steps.

At UNIL, you can contact one of the following services or persons:

The Graduate Campus: or 021 692 21 29

The Association of PhD and intermediate staff ACIDUL, or one of the faculty associations listed here.

The Equal Opportunities Office (Bureau de l’égalité), Vieux Pressoir, 1015 Lausanne, or 021 692 20 59

Contact the Mediation Office Tel 021 692 22 22

Ask for a psychotherapeutic consultation

Contact Human Resources

Seek help

Read the well documented young academics portal



External resources

The professor is in, by Karen L. Kelsky, PhD.

Alan Percy, "Studying a PhD: don't suffer in silence", The Guardian. Higher Education Blog, 25 March 2014.

James Hayton PhD: blog. Articles on Writing, Academic Literature and Lit Reviews, Happiness and Mental Health.

Cathy Sorbara, PhD, "7 Ways PhD Students And Academics Can Deal With Stress, Anxiety And Depression", Cheeky Scientist. Remember Your Value As A PhD.

David Gooblar, PhD, "4 Ideas for Avoiding Faculty Burnout", The Chronicle of Higher Education, Pedagogy Unbound, 3 April 2018.


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