At the University of Ljubljana we know that there is no health without mental health. Good mental health enables us to study, learn, work and deal with stress. But when we get into trouble, it is good to know that we are not alone and where we can find help.

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Psychosocial counselling service for students and employees at UL

Psychosocial counselling for students and employees facing various difficulties related to different study and life situations.


Trusted persons

Individuals for UL students and employees who face any form of violence, harassment or abuse in the academic environment.

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The Student Ombudsman's office

Contact point for issues related to the implementation of the principles of equality and integration.


Help in a serious emergency

  • Emergency services (112);
  • Ljubljana: Psychiatric Emergency Clinic, Njegoševa 4, Ljubljana, (01) 4750 685 (daily, 8.15 am to 2.45 pm)
  • Ljubljana: Crisis Intervention Unit, Grablovičeva 44a, Ljubljana, (01) 5874 922 (after-hours service)
  • Ljubljana: Dežurna psihiatrična služba – Centre for Mental Health (afternoons, evenings and nights), Zaloška 29 (01 5874 900)
  • Ljubljana: Psychiatric University Hospital, Centre for Clinical Psychiatry, Studenec 48 (psychiatric hospital, doctor on call: 01 5872 112)
  • Maribor: Psychiatric Emergency Clinic, University Medical Centre Maribor (from 8.00 to 8.00 next day), Ob železnici 30 (02 321 11 33)
  • Regional Centre for Adult Mental Health

Other sources of support and assistance

Help, support and information are also offered by the following organisations:
- The OMRA programme raises awareness of mental disorders and offers various free workshops.
- POSVET: The Posvet Psychological Counselling Centre offers free psychological counselling at various locations in Slovenia.
- The counselling service of the Association Youth Help Centre in Ljubljana and Maribor (free counselling).
- The Counselling Centre for Children, Adolescents and Parents (website in English) offers counselling by a clinical physiologist to students until they complete their studies.
- The Altra Association (website in English) offers programmes that include residential groups, self-help groups and a free counselling service
- Ozara Slovenija, the National Association for Quality of Life, provides professional help and support to people with mental health problems and emotional distress through various programmes.
- The National Institute of Public Health raises awareness with the programme "Nisi okej, povej naprej" (If you are not well, say so).
- National programme for mental health MIRA.
- To sem jaz - kam po pomoč? This is me – where can I get help? - This website contains a list of counselling centres, crisis centres, psychologists and psychiatrists, telephone and online counselling services, eating disorder support services and other information relevant to young people throughout Slovenia.
- Website ŽIV? ŽIV!  ALIVE? ALIVE! – This website serves as a platform where experts and people with personal experience of mental illness and suicide share their feelings and experiences. It is a platform that provides information, research results and details on prevention programmes.
- DAM: Depression and Anxiety Disorder Support Association - On the DAM website you will find a list of psychiatrists and therapists in Slovenia, additional literature on depression and anxiety, various self-help tools and support groups.

Emergency helplines

Mental health helpline 00386 1 529 99 00 Every night between 7 pm and 7 am.
Samarijan confidential telephone helpline 00386 1 116 123 24 hours a day (free of charge)
TOM helpline for children and teens 00386 1 116 111 Every day between noon and 8 pm (free of charge)
Helpline for victims of domestic or intimate partnership violence (Association for Nonviolent Communication) 00386 31 770 120 (Ljubljana), 00386 31 546 098 (Koper) Every day, 8 am to 4 pm
The “SOS” helpline for women and children who are victims of violence 00386 80 11 55 24 hours a day(free of charge)
Safe house (the Association SOS Helpline for Women and Children Who Are Victims of Violence) 00386 80 11 55 SOS shelter, 24/7
SOS counselling (the Association SOS Helpline for Women and Children Who Are Victims of Violence) 00386 31 699 333 Every workday from 9 am to 3 pm (they can call you back so you do not have to pay for the call, you can also talk to a psychotherapist); counselling by email:
The Moste-Polje Friends of Youth Association (you can talk to someone to manage your stress or receive psychosocial counselling) 00386 1 544 30 43 Also available by email: