Calm Through the Crisis

Strengthen your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The Corona crisis is taking a lot out of all of us. Most of us suffer from additional psychological stress in unusual and unforeseen situations and therefore we struggle with the current situation. To address this problem, we offer you free psychological services to help you get through difficult time.

How our online course works

Our effective online courses are carefully structured and combined with useful features to give you the best possible support.

  • Dashboard Get a comprehensive view of the major components of your course and track your progress.
  • Diary Keep track of your mood in your mood diary and get feedback on your entries. Example content With texts, videos, audio content and exercises, the course holds plenty of variety, as well as being effective.
  • Sample content Texts, videos, audios, exercises – the training is not only effective, it also provides variety.

Psychological Online Course

Learn and practice self-care and cope better with tension, worry, and fear around the coronavirus.

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  • Who is this course suitable for?


    The course is suitable for you if…
    • the current restrictions are making you feel lonely and disoriented
    • the sudden changes have created unexpected professional or private challenges for you
    • you are generally concerned about your mental health during the coronavirus crisis and want to do something for your long term wellbeing.

    The course is packed with engaging content that will be useful beyond the coronavirus crisis: solving problems successfully, consciously shaping media consumption, maintaining social contact, relaxing body and mind, and dealing with difficult thoughts and feelings.
    With, videos, audio content, and exercises, the course is fun as well as effective. Through a variety of methods, you’ll learn how to:

    • identify the causes of tension and stress
    • identify what is challenging you personally during the coronavirus crisis
    • effectively solve existing problems
    • cope better with unsolvable problems
    • identify and harness sources of strength
    • face difficult thoughts and feelings, and emerge from the crisis psychologically stronger

  • Is the online course based on any scientific evidence? 


    The course content is based on the world’s most scientifically proven online stress management course.
    In 6 randomized controlled studies, this course was proven effective in reducing stress long term, with half of all participants completely stress-free!

    You will learn proven strategies from the field of cognitive-behavioral therapy in 8 online course units of about one hour each.
    We have adapted our scientifically based course specifically to the current crisis.
    The new changes in our lives and the associated tension, worry, and fear pose new challenges.

  • What can I learn in this course?


    The course is packed with engaging content that will be useful beyond the coronavirus crisis: solving problems successfully, consciously shaping media consumption, maintaining social contact, relaxing body and mind, and dealing with difficult thoughts and feelings.

    With articles, videos, audio content, and exercises, the course is fun as well as effective. Through a variety of methods, you’ll learn how to:
    • identify the causes of tension and stress
    • identify what is challenging you personally during the coronavirus crisis
    • effectively solve existing problems
    • cope better with unsolvable problems
    • identify and harness sources of strength
    • face difficult thoughts and feelings, and emerge from the crisis psychologically stronger

  • How long does the course take and can I do it at my own pace? 


    Over 8 weeks, you’ll learn not just how to maintain your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also how to strengthen it long term.
    You can study at your own pace whenever suits you, and access the course for a whole year after signing up.

  • Further information

    Read more information about our Corona online course

Media Library

Here you will find articles and videos from psychologists and psychotherapists that present coping strategies and support mechanisms that can help you deal with the fallout of the Corona crisis.

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The initiative “Calm through the crisis” is supported by Ulla Schmidt, former Minister of Health and current member of the German Bundestag.

“The current situation puts a lot of people under enormous pressure. Therefore I am happy to support the “Calm through the crisis” initiative. I believe that it is vital that there are no barriers to access to comprehensive, high-quality mental health support for everyone in Germany.”

Ulla Schmidt

Member of Parliament
Former Minister of Health

About the initiative

Many people are worried at the moment. How should we deal with the new challenges? What about my relatives, friends and colleagues? How do I organise childcare? Care for the elderly? What about my finances? My workplace? These questions cause stress and anxiety for many people. Therefore we are offering free mental health support.

This initiative has been selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s most outstanding initiatives in grappling with the pandemic’s aftermath.

Initiator
Psychologische Unterstützung
mit der kostenlosen Telefon-Hotline:

Sie können Sie sich anonym und kostenlos telefonischen Rat bei unseren Psycholog*innen und Psychotherapeut*innen holen, wenn Sie mit der Bewältigung der Corona-Krise Schwierigkeiten haben.

Telefon: 0800 000 33 45 * (täglich 8 – 20 Uhr)

* kostenlos aus dem deutschen Fest- und Mobilfunknetz, 100% anonym: Ihre Telefonnummer wird nicht gespeichert

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