The University of Warsaw opened its Psychological Counselling Center. UW students and employees can get there psychological support. The centre also provides psychoeducation and diagnosis.
– Our university has been eliminating obstacles for many years. Psychological problems belong to these barriers – said Prof. Jolanta Choińska-Mika, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Quality of Teaching, during the ceremony of opening of the unit. – We are a community and we want to help each other.
The Psychological Counselling Center provides professional counselling services for students and employees of the University of Warsaw. It offers support, diagnosis, psychoeducation, and crisis intervention.
Consultations have individual character and are free of charge. Each student is entitled to have three individual meetings in a semester.
During the openig ceremony the head of the Psychological Counselling Center dr Szymon Chrząstowski explained an iinitiative of the walk-in clinic:
– Following the example of other university centres, we offer a very short consultation in an emergency situation. Students can come to us without prior registration. This service will last about 20 minutes.
This year, it will be possible to get help via Skype. It is dedicated to students and employees of UW who stay abroad, are in hospitals, or are not able to leave their apartments.
The centre will also provide, in cooperation with the UW Office for Persons with Disabilities, initial diagnosis for people who have psychological problems.
The centre is located on the first and second floor at the Faculty of Physics (Pasteura Street 7).
Read more about psychological and psychiatric assistance at the UW: here.