Emergency counsellingWhen swift action is needed.
The Psychosocial Counselling and Intervention Office (FHS PSI) is a service provided by the FHS St.Gallen University of Applied Sciences for any of its students or employees who are faced with:
- an acute crisis or
- an emotionally-challenging emergency situation
When a person is faced with a personal crisis, swift action is needed. The FHS St.Gallen Psychosocial Counselling and Intervention Office offers help in such cases.
The primary objective of the FHS PSI is to provide emotional relief so that the person affected is once more able to consider potential solutions. After the initial meeting, either short-term counselling will be arranged, or a decision will be reached during the meeting and if necessary the person seeking advice will be referred to triage for further support. If greater discretion is required, it is possible to hold counselling sessions away from the FHS.All contact with persons using the service is confidential.
The Psychosocial Counselling and Intervention Office also acts as a confidential point of contact in cases of:
- sexual assault and
- the bullying of students or employees at the FHS St.Gallen
The FHS PSI complies with the principles set out by the University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland Institute for Gender and Diversity (IGD) and is staffed by a male as well as a female contact person.
* SBAP: Swiss Association of Applied Psychology