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Psychological Services

Psychological Services

Insead has an international team of psychologists to work with students, staff and faculty in times of personal challenge or crisis. We offer individual and couple consultations, as well as Mindfulness groups, on the Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses. We also run workshops on various psychological issues for MBA students.

We work both in-person and remotely.

Appointments are completely confidential and free of charge.


Schedule Appointment in Fontainebleau.         Schedule Appointment in Singapore

Appointments with Psychological Services are available on campus and via Zoom for staff, faculty, and enrolled students on all campuses. If you are unable to find a time that suits your schedule, you can contact the psychologist directly for an appointment by clicking on his or her email address.




In an immediately urgent psychiatric situation:
Call the SAMU (dial 15), or go to emergency room at the Fontainebleau hospital:
Centre Hospitalier de Fontainebleau
Pavillon Seramy
55 Blvd Maréchal Joffre
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 60 74 10 10

If you are a victim of an assault:
Get to a safe place and either call the police or go directly to the nearest police station (« commissariat de police »).
The police station in Fontainebleau
11 bis place de la République
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel : +33 1 60 71 58 00

If you are in urgent need of speaking with a psychologist:
Contact Virginia Picchi ([email protected] or +33 6 75 68 51 01)



In an immediately urgent medical or mental health situation, call:

Samaritans of Singapore
1-800 221 4444 (24 Hour Hotline)

Institute of Mental Health Emergency Helpline
+65 6389 2222 (24 Hour Helpline)

National University Hospital
+65 6772 5000  (24 Hour Hotline)

Mount Elizabeth
+65 6731 2218 (Orchard)
+65 6933 0100 (Novena) 

Emergency Ambulance

If you are in urgent need of speaking with a psychologist:
Contact Gisela Guttmann ([email protected] or +65 9459 2311).


Abu Dhabi

If you need help, but it is not a life-threatening emergency, contact:
American Center of Psychiatry and Neurology
+971 2697999

In a life-threatening situation, or a medical or mental health emergency, go to the emergency room:
Sheikh Kalipha Medical City
Al Karama Street,Tibbiyya
+971 2 819 0000

Make sure that you are with someone who speaks Arabic.


  • Speak directly to him/her about your concerns. People in distress are almost always receptive to an expression of genuine interest, caring, and concern.
  • Be discrete. Talk to the person in a confidential and private setting
  • Be specific about the behaviors you've observed that have caused your concern (e.g., falling grades, drinking too much, crying a lot, withdrawing from friends, statements about suicide, etc.). Clearly stating your observations makes it more difficult for the person to deny that a problem exists and also lets him or her know that you care enough to notice.
  • Let your friend/fellow student/colleague know that counseling at Psychological Services is free, voluntary, and confidential.
  • Assist in making an appointment. Although individuals have to make the appointment for themselves it is possible to bring people you are concerned about directly to Psychological Services when that level of support is necessary.
  • Make an appointment yourself with Psychological Services to discuss ways to most effectively support your friend/fellow student/colleague.


To help a person in an emergency situation:

If the person is expressing a direct threat or acting in a disruptive, a bizarre, or a highly irrational way, and you consider it to be an immediate emergency:

In Fontainebleau:

Call the police (17 or 112) or the SAMU (15)

If you have more time, accompany the person to the emergency room at the Fontainebleau hospital:

Centre Hospitalier de Fontainebleau
Pavillon Seramy
55 Blvd Maréchal Joffre
77300 Fontainebleau
+33 1 60 74 10 10

In Singapore:

National University Hospital
+65 6772 5000

They have a 24 hour hotline.

We offer remote mindfulness classes, twice a week.

To sign up for a class, use the link below

Sign up

Wednesdays & Thursdays: 13:00 - 13:45 SGT

In person on Asia Campus (restricted to 5 participants) or via this Zoom link

Mondays: 12:00 - 12:45 and 13:00 - 13:45 CET

In person on Europe Campus, at the Meditation Room, Euro Asia Centre,  or via this Zoom link
No need to sign up. Please just come on over.

Let’s talk workshops

These workshops are being offered in P1 as a forum for you to share experiences in these unprecedented and challenging times in a non-judgemental and confidential space. They will take place remotely, on Zoom.

Exam stress workshops

These workshops are offered on both campuses (Fontainebleau and Singapore) before P1 exams., They are designed to provide you with practical ways to manage stress, so that you are better able to learn and focus.

P1 class of 23J

Europe Campus
Friday 16 September
9:15 and 14:00 - Amphi Maag

Asia Campus
Thursday 29 September
10:15-11:45 Amphi Mork
15:45-17:15 AMPHI 102

P4 resiliency workshops

These workshops are a joint offer of Psychological Services and the Career Development Center. They are oriented to help students understand and manage the particular challenges of recruitment and the job search.

P5 Support Groups

  • Thursday 27 October: 12:00 – 13:00 CET/ 18:00 – 19:30 SGT
  • Thursday 3 November:  12:00 – 13:00 CET/ 19:00 – 20:30 SGT
  • Thursday 10 November: 12:00 – 13:00 CET/ 19:00 – 20:30 SGT
  • Thursday 17 November: 12:00 – 13:00 CET/ 19:00 – 20:30 SGT

The P5 sessions will take place on the Fontainebleau campus in room NW0.20 and on zoom (link to be sent prior to the session to signed-up students only).

To sign up for a group, use the link below

Sign up