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Psychological counselling and pastoral care for students

Stressful situations while studying, anxiety, or depression? Psychological challenges do not pass unnoticed in times of Corona. Therefore, our psychological counsellors are still available. While face-to-face exchange is pausing until further notice, telephone and email services can still be contacted.

Psychological counselling at the Viadrina

The psychological counselling center is currently available. Appointments can be made by email via zoom or telephone. The consultation hours by telephone are Tuesdays 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please send requests via email to

On a regular basis the Central Student Advisory Service publishes information on a balanced lifestyle and on mindfulness in its blog "Mindful Monday”.

Student counselling in the twin city

The student pastors are also available via email and telephone. In addition, the Ecumenical Student Community (ÖSAF) in Frankfurt (Oder) and the Catholic student community PARAKLETOS in Słubice are developing an online program to bridge the corona pandemic. Further, the community intends to cooperate with the Protestant student communities in Berlin, Potsdam and Cottbus.

Evangelical contact person
Rev. Reinhard Menzel: +49 (0) 171 207 03 44,

Catholic contact persons
Rev. Dr. Rafał Mocny: +48 698 429 211,
Rev. René Pachmann: +49 (0) 335 400 899 07,

Orthodox contact person
Rev. Georg Langosch: +49 (0) 335 533 711,

Muslim pastoral care is currently not offered at the Viadrina. However, the Germany-wide Muslim counselling telephone is available at +49 (0) 30 443 509 821 (Tuesdays also in Turkish).

External help
Telephone emergency services: 0800/111 0 111 or 0800/111 0 222, 24 hours a day
Berlin crisis service: +49 (0) 30 3906300, 24 hours a day