MeWell (Mental Wellbeing Community)We are a community of students and staff members from Zürich universtities that seek to improve mental wellbeing in academia.
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The Mental Wellbeing Community is a non-profit organization (Verein). Its members are friends, colleagues, and activists trying to bring about positive change in how academia interacts with mental health. We want to achieve this by focusing on 3 projects:
Increase the awareness and importance
We continually strive to host events and initiatives for the academic community. From relaxing events to guest talks to panel discussions with field experts, we want to engage our local academic community.
Provide a strong peer-support community
We are creating an ever-growing community of friends in which we promote a safe space for people to feel welcome and to discuss topics that may be on our minds. The goal is to have frequent, healthy interactions between peers.
Become the on-campus hub for all information
We provide information about helpful events and resources to those in need and to those who are generally interested. Our partnership with local organizations facilitates the transfer of this information.
Mental Health WeekDetails will follow end of September
1 in 3People experience mental illness in their lives.
1 in 2PhD students experience psychological distress.
1 in 5young Swiss adults with mental illness currently receive treatment.
(Levecque et al., 2017 and Werlen et al., 2020)
Information hubWe are currently working on collecting, summarizing and visualizing information about mental health as well as corresponding services and contact points in and around Zürich.
Meet the team
We have a lot of fun at our internal Meetings, Even online!
Miguel Ángel QueroPresident
Dr. Natacha Van GroeningenVice President
Dr. David NeubauerTreasurer
Anastasia TaranovaEvents Team Co-Coordinator
Tiyam NikrayEvents Team Co-Coordinator
Amanda CaracasPublic Relations Coordinator
Lorraine MadurEvents Team Member
Events Team Member
Stella BrognaEvents Team Member
Public Relations Team Member
Cedi XuEvents Team Member
Akanksha KumarPublic Relations Team Member
Jonas PasswegPublic Relations Team Member
Dr. Eric BurnsEx-President