As with the first confinement, psychologists at Aix-Marseille University are facing an upsurge in calls from students in distress. Since the re-containment, a unique emergency number has been set up to oversee this strong demand. Currently two weeks of waiting are necessary to obtain a telephone appointment with one of the three professionals on the phone. A massive influx of calls that no longer surprises Cécile Lopez. The SIUMPPS clinical psychologist responds every hour to young women and men, some of whom are faced with anxiety disorders triggered by the anxiety-provoking atmosphere, uncertainty about their future but above all their isolation.
Since October 30, lectures and tutorials take place remotely. Estelle, a master’s 2 student, follows her lessons by videoconference, not without difficulties. For the vice-president of Aix-Marseille University responsible for health, the isolation of students would increase the risk of dropping out. A risk of failure that could be avoided with the resumption of face-to-face lessons. In a forum broadcast last Wednesday, ten university presidents including Éric Berton, president of AMU, ask for the reopening in January, instead of early February, with a 50% gauge.
Contact details of SIUMPPS Aix-Marseille:
04 13 94 24 58 – [email protected]