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Whether in person, over the phone or online, take care of your mental health

Because taking care of your health involves much more than simply taking care of your body...

A few ideas to keep your spirits up during the lockdown

Stay on track

Even if it is not always easy, it is important that you maintain a sense of daily routine:
  • Avoid sleeping in on weekdays and set an alarm clock.
  • Wash, dress and get ready as if you were going to class.
  • Eat as normally and healthily as possible at regular meal times and avoid snacking.
  • In the evening, do something you enjoy before going to bed and avoid staying up late into the night.
In short, stay on track!

Take care of yourself and make time for yourself

Alternate resting, eating and working periods with time to relax:
  • Make time for your own well-being. Many breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation techniques, yoga routines, etc. can be practiced in small spaces. You will find some of them on the Université Lumière Lyon 2’s website and on the UCLy’s website.
  • Stay active. Exercise whenever possible (in accordance with the current regulations). Don’t forget to visit your sports department’s web page. Some schools, such as the École Centrale de Lyon or the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, have prepared free online programs for you! Make the most of them!
  • During the day, get up every two hours and walk around your room, house or apartment.
  • Spend some time in natural daylight, get some fresh air, even if only through an open window.
  • If you are feeling inspired, get creative.

Stay informed but not overwhelmed: do keep up with the latest lockdown information, but not all day long

  • Seek information from reliable sources.
  • For reliable Covid-19 information, simply click here or here.
  • Just as you have scheduled specific times for work and rest, set a time in your day (or week) to research the latest information and stick to it.
  • To avoid disrupting your sleep, try to avoid the news just before going to bed.

What if you have already tried all of the above, but something is still not quite right? Please remember that healthcare professionals are there to help you.

Your institution’s health services continue to provide support

During this particular period, our member and associate institutions' health services are here to help, now more than ever. A number of healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, psychologists, etc.) are available to help you take care of your general health as well as your mental health.

Find all the contact details for your university health services here!

In Lyon

A number of services in Lyon remain open to students during the lockdown:

Depending on the reason for your call, you may be offered a teleconsultation with a healthcare professional.

In Saint-Étienne and Roanne


During the lockdown, the St-Etienne University Preventive Medicine Service (MPU – Médecine Préventive Universitaire) maintains all its activities, during normal hours. A weekly service is also available in Roanne.

Appointments will be mainly scheduled in person, but you can request a teleconsultation if necessary. During this difficult period, the MPU service is here to help you depending on your specific problems: concerns about your health, loneliness, stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, difficulties managing your emotions, etc.

Find out more

The ENISE nurse remains available, and can be contacted by e-mail and by phone, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.


There is no right or wrong reason to ask for help with your mental health

Is your question not in this list? Note that this is not exhaustive.
Whatever your question, healthcare professionals are here to discuss it with you.

Help lines available around the clock

At any time, if you need to talk to someone, you can contact:

Nightline Lyon

  • Help line, support and information, run by and for students
  • Everyday from 9 PM to 2:30 AM
  • 04 85 30 00 10

Fil santé jeunes

  • Answers questions from young people aged 12 to 25
  • Everyday from 9 AM to 11 PM
  • 0 800 235 236

Listening and support system for Lyon students

  • Free and individual interviews with a psychologist (online or by phone)
  • From Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 8 PM
    And Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM
  • Registration online or by phone: 07 64 42 92 59

Help scheme from SPS association

  • An anonymous and confidential helpline managed by psychologists who offers to find "listening, support, guidance"
  • Usually reserved for health personnel, the aid system is extended to the entire student population during the health crisis
  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • +33(0) 805 23 23 36, free national line from a landline
  • Help and support mobile application: ASSO SPS available on App Store and Google Play

SOS Amitié

  • Intended to welcome the words of those who, at some point in their lives, are going through a difficult period
  • 09 72 39 40 50 (FR) – 01 46 21 46 46 (EN)
  • 24/7

Suicide Écoute

  • For those who plan to end their life, have decided to do so, or for their loved ones
  • 24/7
  • 01 45 39 40 00

SOS Suicide Phénix

Psychological support platform for students from Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

  • A psychologist is at your disposal for personalized advice
  • Available 24/7
  • Call 04 26 73 32 32
Find out more

In any case, do not remain silent and do not hesitate to contact a health or listening service.