There are several services you can use if you find yourself in a difficult situation:
In case of emergency, there are two walk-in medical help centers in Prague that are ready to help you in a mental crisis.
Both FSV UK and Charles University offer short- and long-term counseling and therapies to help you with problems concerning your mental health and study, family, personal, or other problems.
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EMERGENCY PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP CENTRES
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1. Crisis Intervention Centre of the Psychiatric Hospital Bohnice
2. Diaconia SOS Centre
Affordability and Payment Methods: The service is covered by Czech public health insurance. If you have private health insurance, it depends on the contract conditions. Usually, you will receive an invoice for the provided service and it will be up to your responsibility to deal the payment with the insurance company.
GOOD HINT: If you prefer the help over the phone call, you can try to contact your national helpline service. Many of them offer help over zoom call or chat.
PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP AT FSV UK
You may find yourself in a problematic situation, but you do not have to deal with it alone. FSV UK offers students consultations in the form of therapies and psychological counseling.
If you are not sure that you want to turn to an expert with your problems, you can arrange a free consultation. This will help you decide whether therapy may be suitable for you, OR you can get recommendations for other forms of services that may prove to be beneficial.
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Anna-Marie Pospíšilová gained her professional experience mainly during her three-year tenure at the Safety Line (hotline for children and students) and also as a lecturer on mental health programs at NGO Nevypusť duši that focuses on mental health awareness. She offers psychological counseling and relaxation techniques practice, including mindfulness. When working with clients, she focuses on finding their internal resources and understanding their own needs. The topics that are close to her include high sensitivity, study-life balance, and self-care. She provides counseling service within the Carolina Center of Charles University, but there are counseling sessions reserved directly for FSV UK students.
Vlaďka Janoušková (Šnoblová) has been working within the field of psychological counseling since 2015. She works in accordance with the principles of Gestalt Psychotherapy, psychological counseling, and therapy. She attempts to look at the situation from the perspective of the client experiencing it. She employs various projective techniques, therapeutic cards, or experiments in her sessions to delve deeper into the clients' world experience.
HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
It is possible to arrange a personal or online consultation via sending email to one of our therapists. The length of one session is 50-60 minutes.
Consultations can be canceled 24 hours in advance by email. If a student does not attend the session without a timely cancellation, the session will be forfeited. If the student does not repeatedly come to the agreed session, he/she may not be offered another date.
PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING PROVIDED BY CAROLINA CENTRE OF CHARLES UNIVERSITY
Carolina Centre offers counseling in English, FREE of charge for all UK students and employees. Should you need help to deal with your study, family, personal or other problems, you are welcome to come to the Counselling Centre for International Students.
The consultations take place mainly at Školská 13a, Prague 1, sometimes at the offices of individual counselors. You can arrange an appointment via sending an email to a particular counselor or via registration in the login application (the interface is available only in Czech, the English version is under construction).
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