MeWell –
    Mental Wellbeing Community

    We are a community of students and staff members from Zurich universities that seek to improve mental wellbeing in academia.

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    Our community

    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.

    Want to find out more? Most information can be found in the annual report and bylaws on your right. If you still have questions, always feel free to drop us a message through our contact form.

    Mental Health

    1 in 3

    People experience mental illness in their lives.

    1 in 2

    PhD students experience psychological distress.

    1 in 5

    young Swiss adults with mental illness currently receive treatment.
    (Levecque et al., 2017 and Werlen et al., 2020)

    Information hub

    We are currently working on collecting, summarizing and visualizing information about mental health as well as corresponding services and contact points in and around Zürich.