Staff counselling Staff counselling is a free and confidential service for HSG staff. We support all staff in maintaining their psychological well-being and in coping with challenging professional situations. An outside perspective may often help when one is facing role conflicts or negative team dynamics. We can also help staff to deal appropriately with colleagues or students who are showing signs of a psychological crisis, mental illness or addiction. We offer one-to-one counselling (in-person, telephone and video consultations). We are also trained in moderating team discussions. To make an appointment, please e-mail or telephone us. We aim to provide appointments very promptly, as a rule within ten working days. Typical issues: Mental well-being and sustainable mental health Conflicts in your social environment, persistent mood swings, motivational difficulties, gruelling stress, burdensome life events, anxiety or sleeping problems can significantly reduce your professional and personal quality of life. Consultations are designed to identify ways of improving your mental health and professional performance by activating your resources in a solution-oriented way. Professional role conflicts Professional life sometimes involves uncomfortable situations: You may have to fail a student or tell a colleague that their social behaviour sometimes lacks respect. The workplace involves different interests and roles, which may cause feelings of ambivalence and inner conflicts. If you are worried or keep pondering how best to approach such situations, we can support you by reflecting on and prioritising your interests, obligations and tasks. Mobbing and team conflicts Do you feel anxious about going to work or sense that your colleagues feel like this? Are professional or personal issues creating unbearable tensions in your team? Are conflicts gaining the upper hand? Does finding common ground seem almost impossible? We encourage you to contact us to consider such situations from an outside perspective and to work out an appropriate course of action. One-to-one and team discussions serve to consider the underlying, often structural, factors which are creating these tensions and to develop possible solutions together.