"WeCare@LMU"

The "WeCare@LMU" initiative supports students and employees to cope with crisis situations as well as psychological and personal challenges.

About the initiative

The „WeCare@LMU“ initiative was launched by Professor Francesca Biagini, Vice President for International Affairs and Diversity with the support of Professor Oliver Jahraus, Vice President for Teaching and Studies and aims to provide support for students and employees at LMU. The initiative comprises counselling services as well as information and events on various topics relating to wellbeing as well as psychological and personal challenges.

The site "WeCare@LMU" contains detailed information about further counselling services and events in German.

Numerous faculties, institutions, and service points at LMU have contributed to provide services for international students and employees. Thank you to all participants!

International students

General advice and social counselling

Counselling services for female students

  • The Women's Representative offers counseling for female academics, students, faculty women's representatives and women's representatives at Bavarian universities.

Counselling services for students with disabilities

Special counselling services for international students

Counselling services for student parents

Counselling services in crisis situations, psychological and personal challenges

The site "WeCare@LMU" contains detailed information about further events in German.

  • Assistance in case of financial difficulty (LMU Nothilfe).
    International students and doctoral candidates at LMU, who face unexpected financial need, can apply for one-time financial assistance (650 euros) at the International Office at LMU. The assistance is funded by the State of Bavaria.
  • Dynamic support fund for Ukraine.
    International students, doctoral candidates and researchers at LMU, who have been financially affected by the war in Ukraine, can apply for financial assistance at the International Office.The assistance is funded by LMU.
  • Emergency fund for international students.
    For further information please contact Dr. Friedemann Steck via E-Mail.

International Employees

  • Center for Leadership and People Management telephone consultation

    You have got a work-related question? Is there a challenging situation at your workplace you have to deal with?
    We are pleased to offer telephone consultation sessions, which are held on the first Wednesday of every month (10-12am). In a short telephone call (10-15 minutes) you can ask individual questions.

    If you are interested in this service, please contact Dr. Irmgard Mausz.
  • The site "WeCare@LMU" contains detailed information about the events as well as the contact details (German).

  • Assistance in Case of Financial Difficulty (LMU Nothilfe).
    International students and doctoral candidates at LMU, who face unexpected financial need, can apply for one-time financial assistance (650 euros) at the International Office at LMU. The assistance is funded by the State of Bavaria.
  • Dynamic support fund for Ukraine.
    International students, doctoral candidates and researchers at LMU, who have been financially affected by the war in Ukraine, can apply for financial assistance at the International Office.The assistance is funded by LMU.

Psychotherapy and help in crisis situations

If you have psychological symptoms or feel restricted in your daily life you should contact a psychotherapist.

General contact points:

In acute mental crisis situations, you can contact the emergency department of psychiatric clinics directly:

  • Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy: LMU Hospital, Nußbaumstraße 7, 80336 Munich, Tel. 089 4400 - 55511.
  • Psychiatric Crisis Service: People in mental crises and relatives receive qualified counselling and support. Tel. 0180 - 655 3000. Daily. 0-24 h, website.
  • Telephone counselling: The telephone counselling service offers advice on problems and crises in every life situation, Daily. 0-24 h. Tel. 0800 - 111 0 111 or 0800 - 111 0 222. Daily. 0-24 h.

Helpful online resources have been developed by various institutions and professional societies over the past 18 months during the pandemic and are freely available. The resources are diverse and in particular provide information on possible challenges and how to overcome them:

  • Information and useful facts on coping with pandemic-related challenges from a psychological perspective are available on this page.

More specific material is also still available online, which provides concrete exercises.

  • A working group of the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich has developed a short self-help programme for dealing with social distancing, quarantine and exit restrictions that is scientifically sound and based on practically tested concepts.

Emergency numbers and contact points

Mental crises

Lebenskrisen

Questions or suggestions?

Alejandra Riedmiller

LMU Diversity Management

Diversity Management Coordinator, Germany Scholarship Program Coordinator

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+49 89 2180-1263

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