Advice and Support in Times of the Corona Crisis

The current situation is not easy for anyone. Especially psychologically, the corona pandemic is an enormous burden for many people. We are not only worried about our own health and that of our loved ones, many are also afraid for their jobs or struggle with financial difficulties. In general, we are plagued by many uncertainties and many of us have to restructure our everyday lives. In addition, the measures implemented to contain the coronavirus mean that we spend the majority of our time in our own homes, and some of us have been doing so for weeks.

Especially the isolation at home causes many problems. In families the stressful situation can lead to conflicts such as quarrels between siblings or with parents, while many who live alone suddenly have to struggle with loneliness because they lack direct social contacts.

There are, however, numerous organisations that offer advice and support in times of the corona crisis – mainly by telephone, but also online and by e-mail. Many have even extended their office hours to be able to support those seeking help in this special situation. We have compiled a list of counselling services at the University of Jena, in the city and throughout Thuringia. Nationwide hotlines can also be found here. Please do not hesitate to contact the following organisations if you are looking for advice or need help.

Counselling services at the University of Jena

Counselling services in Jena and Thuringia

Nationwide counselling services