CONTACTS FOR THOSE SEEKING HELP AT IU INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
In general, the Equal Opportunities Office is available to all employees, teachers and students of IU International University of Applied Sciences for advice. It shows possibilities on how and where help can best be given. The Equal Opportunities Officer and her staff are sworn to secrecy and are not bound by instructions in their function. The contents of conversations are treated confidentially and are not passed on to third parties without consent.
This applies to all occasions such as:
threat or use of (virtual) violence
general violations of the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) of any kind
In addition, the Equal Opportunities Office advises all instances in all units on discrimination issues, including perceived discrimination and/or threats of violence by third parties against our students. The Equal Opportunities Office can be consulted in the event of acute problems.
The Equal Opportunities Officer offers mediation talks and support in conflict resolution upon request.
Equality and Diversity Officer
OTHER COUNSELLING CENTRES
The following counselling centres are available outside the university:
Caritas Online Counselling
Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency
Social Psychiatric Service
The Social Psychiatric Service offers free counselling and help for adults with mental problems, mental illnesses, in acute crisis situations, suicidal thoughts, addiction problems, age-related mental disorders and mental disabilities, also for relatives and the social environment.
Addresses in other federal states: https://www.psychiatrie.de/kommunale-psychiatrie/sozialpsychiatrische-dienste.html
Psychosocial contact and counselling centres
Addresses of psychosocial contact and counselling centres in major German cities:
Psychosocial Contact and Counselling Centre in Berlin
Hamburg Psychosocial Counselling Centre
Berlin Crisis Service
Apps (partly chargeable, but nationwide)
Immediate help for psychological stress
You'll find all of the important information about your study programme and IU International University of Applied Sciences in your personal brochure.