Health Management

The MPG is actively working to promote the individual physical and mental health of all employees, as well as to develop an organizational culture at its institutes that promotes health and resilience. On this page, employees will find some references to programs and/or positions that support them in this respect.


The occupational medical service advises both employers and employees not only on occupational medicine, but also provides support for better preventive care and on the subject of reintegration. Occupational medical examinations are carried out at the Health Center in Garching.



Employee and Manager Assistance Program

If you need assistance in dealing with professional or personal problems and issues that impact your well-being at work, an immediate counseling service (EMAP) is available through pme: by phone, online or in person. This counseling service is free of charge to MPG staff.
Relatives living in your household can also use this service free of charge.

Immediate counseling by telephone at 0800 80 100 70 70 (free of charge within Germany) or +49 69 25738395 (from abroad to Germany).


Mental Health Initiative

The goal of the MHI is to establish a long-term cooperation network for mental health between the Max Planck Society (MPG), universities, clinics, and other initiatives and institutions, both within and outside of the MPG. Professionals and non-professionals will come together benefiting everyone equally. Participation is open to the general public.

The list of public events on the MHI website is constantly updated. The English-language lectures are generally held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and the English-language TeaTimes (which are informal and online exchange sessions) are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Mental Health

In addition to the services listed above, the following centres are available to you in case of an acute crisis:


Disclaimer: please note that most of these services cater predominantly to German speakers, although we know of useful experiences with all of them in English.



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