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Irrsinnig Menschlich e.V.

Study mentally fit

Counseling centers and support services

The General Student Advisory Service provides information and advice on all questions related to studying. They provide support in orientation and decision-making for the appropriate study path and offer help for self-help in individual study situations in the further course of studies.

For an initial consultation about psychological impairments in your studies, you are welcome to contact the General Student Advisory Service at any time. If necessary, the advisors will refer you to other appropriate counseling centers.

All consultations are of course confidential and anonymous upon request.

Ansprechpersonen und weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Website der Studienberatung.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ines Dragon is the point of contact for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

  • Advice on hardship applications/compensation for disadvantages in examinations, internships, study organization (special study plan)
    Assistance for prospective students and students with disabilities in complex problem cases during their studies and examinations

Impairments may include:

  • Mobility impairments
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing impairments
  • Speech impairments
  • Mental illnesses (e.g. eating disorders, depression)
  • Chronic diseases (e.g. rheumatism, Crohn's disease or diabetes)
  • Partial performance disorders (e.g. dyscalculia, dyslexia)
  • room: H 10

  • phone: +49 351 462 3654
  • E-Mail

Psychosocial counseling deals with issues related to dealing with stress and difficult situations in studies or everyday life.

Areas of psychological counseling need may include:

  • Doubts about continuing studies
  • Work difficulties
  • Test anxiety
  • graduation problems
  • Lack of self-esteem
  • Problems in the social environment
  • problems with alcohol, drugs, online addiction
  • depressive moods

Couples counseling is also available for partnership problems.

Contact persons and further information on the counseling services can be found on the website of the Psychosocial Counseling Center.


The Social Counseling Service is the contact point for all students with questions concerning studies, money and family.

Social counseling advises, among other things:

  • on how to secure your livelihood during your studies
  • pregnancy and childcare during studies
  • general information on life planning during studies
  • studying with a handicap (compensation for disadvantages)

For more information, visit the Social Counseling Center website.

Nightline Dresden e. V. is a listening phone from students for students and offers the possibility to talk anonymously about various worries and problems.

Contact persons and further information can be found on the website of Nightline Dresden e. V.

HOPES Dresden is an open self-help group for students with psychological problems. This offers a space for exchange and support.

Contact persons and further information can be found on the website of the self-help group HOPES Dresden.

Offers and events on the topic of "mental well-being

In the course of a lifetime, a wide variety of testing situations must be overcome.

It is normal to feel tension or even anxiety before an exam situation. Exams are challenging situations in which the human organism should be activated in order to perform optimally. Nervousness and tension are necessary and helpful in order to cope well with exam situations. However, it becomes problematic when there is an excess of arousal, which impairs the ability to cope with the exam situation.

We offer you the opportunity to take the PAS-F test (test anxiety questionnaire). This test uses thirteen items to assess five areas that limit the quality of life in people with panic disorder. The self-test takes about 10 minutes. On the basis of this self-reflection, you will not only receive detailed feedback from Mr. Benjamin Pause, graduate psychologist and head of the Institute for Diagnostics, Prevention and Mental Health, about the extent of your anxiety in relation to examination situations, but also concrete recommendations for action and further helpful information.

More in OPAL



Self-management and /organization is a lifelong learning task.
We would like to support you to improve your personal self-management. In the online tutorials on OPAL we offer some learning strategies and methods and also many mindfulness, martial arts and breathing exercises.

Each semester there are further courses on the topics of stress, self and time management. These teach, among other things, what stress and one's own stressors are. In addition, students learn about and practice their own stress reactions/stress avoidance strategies. Registration takes place via the HTW calendar of events.