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 couples consultations, as well as weekly Mindfulness groups on the Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses. We also run workshops on various psychological issues for MBA students.
Appointments are completely confidential and free of charge.
All psychologists available for remote sessions
Need help now?
If you are in urgent need of speaking with a clinician:
Fontainebleau - Cercle Ecuries, room CE 0.04
If unable to reach us by email, call: Virginia Picchi, +33 6 75 68 51 01 and leave a message. She will call you back.
In an immediately urgent situation, call the SAMU (dial 15), or take the person to emergency room at the Fontainebleau hospital:
Centre Hospitalier de Fontainebleau
55 Blvd Maréchal Joffre
+33 1 60 74 10 10
Singapore - Office 613
They both have 24 hour hotlines.
DO NOT CONTACT THE POLICE OR FIREMEN IN CASE OF A MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY IN SINGAPORE.
If you need help, but it is not a life-threatening emergency, contact:
American Center of Psychiatry and Neurology
Mari Babous, clinical coordinator
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.
DO NOT CONTACT THE POLICE OR FIREMEN IN CASE OF A MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY IN ABU DHABI
How to help someone
- 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.
We offer remote mindfulness classes, twice a day, accessible on all campuses:
06:30 - 07:00 CET
08:30 - 09:00 Abu Dhabi
12:30 - 13:00 Singapore
10:00 - 10:30 CET
12:00 - 12:30 Abu Dhabi
16:00 - 16:30 Singapore
Facilitator: Toby Ouvry
Exam stress workshops
These workshops are co-run by a clinical psychologist and a Mindfulness teacher on both campuses (Fontainebleau and Singapore) at INSEAD. We offer the workshops before the exams in the first period, offering practical ways for you to manage your stress, so that you are better able to learn and focus.
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 psychological challenges of the job search.