Receive free psychological care with the “Santé psy étudiant” platform

On The January 5, 2022

With the end-of-year holidays closing, the santepsy.etudiant.gouv.fr platform, which was set up by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation earlier this year, remains fully operational, particularly for students in precarious or isolated situations.

To address the increase in psychological issues among students during the health crisis, the Student Psychiatric Health program (Santé Psy Étudiants) provides free psychological services to help these students.

Developed in collaboration with the French Federation of Psychologists and Psychology, this online platform is open to any student who would like to contact a psychologist, as close as possible to their home or place of study.

The program involves nearly 1,300 volunteer psychologists from around the country who are available to meet with students for a series of three free sessions, which can be extended to six, if necessary.


HOW CAN STUDENTS ACCESS THIS SERVICE?

  1. Referral
    Students should go to their institution’s health service or to a general practitioner and present their student card (or any other equivalent document). They will then receive a prescription or a letter referring them to the program’s partner psychologists, if necessary.
  2. Choosing a psychologist
    Students can choose their psychologist from an approved list on the ministerial platform. They can then make an appointment with the psychologist of their choice via the usual channels.
  3. Sessions
    Students will receive six to eight free sessions with a certified psychologist. These sessions are completely free of charge and students do not have to pay anything in advance.

To learn more, please visit santepsy.etudiant.gouv.fr (FR)