What we offer
We provide advice and assistance for psychological and / or legal problems and difficult situations in the workplace, and offer dialogue-based support to work through employment-related conflicts (for example in the form of mediation). We will work with you to analyze the situation, develop potential solutions, and if necessary point you toward other sources of support within and outside of UZH. Our services are focused on working with you to find solutions and boosting your own capacity to take action. Our aim is to prevent and de-escalate conflicts, encourage cooperative ways to work with others, and create win-win situations.
The service is open to all UZH employees, i.e. academic staff (at all career stages, including professors) and administrative and technical staff, as well as PhD candidates who are matriculated but not employed at UZH. The Employee Assistance Office complements and is independent of other advisory centers or support offices at UZH.
How it works
Our services are provided free of charge and participation is entirely voluntary. All conversations and sessions with us are kept strictly confidential, and we are subject to professional confidentiality rules. The Employee Assistance Office is operationally and organizationally independent: Other university units have no right to information or directive authority over the office. Equally, our office has no professional or disciplinary powers of authority over other units or people at UZH.
We offer honest, sincere, neutral, clear and straightforward advice.