Working at the University of Bern

Mental Health

Mental health affects all spheres of life – from home to work. That is why mental well-being and mental strength are at the heart of our occupational health promotion. Because mental health stability is essential for our employees to develop their full potential, both in their private and their working lives. Find out more about how we promote mental health at the workplace on this page. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as a “state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community” (WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2019).


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Your own resources, your knowledge, your personality and your relationships can help you manage stress. Having said that, there are situations that can throw you off balance – and this happens to many of us. In the following, we share how important it is to look more closely, to take your own well-being seriously, and to react.


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Physical activities have a positive effect on our mental health and help alleviate stress. Discover and take advantage of our wide range of courses, including yoga, Pilates and meditation.