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Counseling Service

Student Service Center

Student Service Center: Hotline

Mental Health Services

Subject list at JGU

Departmental study advisors (in German)

Conflict Counselling (in German)

Equal Opportunity Commissioner

Family Services Center

Help Against Sexual Harassment

Accessible Apartments

Some student dorms have fully accessible rooms and apartments equipped with fully accessible bathroom, kitchen and furniture. For detailed information please contact the "Studierendenwerk" as they manage the dorms and allocate the apartments.

Contact: Abteilung Studentisches Wohnen des Studierendenwerks MainzAddress: Staudingerweg 21, Studentenhaus, Eingang C
Telephone: +49 613139-24904

Should you prefer living in a private appartment, they also offer a page with a search engine for available appartments in and around Mainz.

Public Adminstration


Tourist Information City of Mainz

City of Mainz official site (in German)

City Administration (in German)

District Administration Mainz-Bingen (in German)

Information on elegibility for subsidized apartments (in German)

Social and psychiatric support Mainz-Bingen (in German)

Leisure and Sport (in German)

Association for Sports for the Handicapped (in German)


State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Provisions (in German)

State Department for Social Affairs, Work, Health and Demography (in German)

State Representative for Inclusion and State Participation Council (in German)


Federal Representative for the Interests of People with Disabilities  (in German)
Information in English
Mauerstraße 53
10117 Berlin
Servicenumber: 030 - 221 911 006

Federal Labour Court
Telephone: 0361 2636-0
Fax: 0361 2636-2000

Federal Employment Agency
Untere Zahlbacher Straße 27
55131 Mainz
Telephone: 06131/248-0
Fax: 06131/248-248

Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Issues
Wilhelmstraße 49
10117 Berlin
Telephone: 03018 527-0
Telefax: 03018 527-1830

Federal Ministry of Health

German Pension Insurance
Free Servicenumber 0800 1000 4800


Federal Working-Group of Integration Offices - Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Integrationsämter (in German)

State Integration Office - Integrationsämter Rheinland-Pfalz (in German)

Service for integration by the Registered Society for Integration and Participation in Life e.V. (in German)
Job-finding-assistance, extra-occupational service and assistance with the transition from school to workplace
You can find the specific contacts for Alzey, Bad Kreuznach, Idar-Oberstein, Mainz and Worms here:
Service for Integration - extra-occupational office
Contact person is Frau Evelyn Reuße-Weber

Service for Occupational Work and Integration by the Evangelischen Heimstiftung Pfalz (in German)
Service for Occupational Work and Integration (Integrationsfachdienst)
Consultancy and assistance on the subject of disability and vocation
Wredestraße 19
67059 Ludwigshafen
Telefon: 0621 / 51 00 11
Telefax: 0621 / 621676

Rehadat / Information system for vocational rehabilitation (in German)

Registered Societies, Foundations and Interest Groups


Driver's License for People with physical impairments

On the Website of TÜV-Süd (in German) you can find a lot of useful information on how to attain a driver's license, the driver's exam and converting vehicles.

On the information site MPU  you can find everything you need to know about attaining a driver's license with a neurological disease (site only in German).

At EnableMe (formerly MyHandicap) you can find information and chatrooms on drivers' licenses and possibilities on how to convert vehicles.

Financial Aid to buy and convert vehicles

Especially in rural regions having a driver’s license, owning a vehicle and converting this vehicle to suit ones individual needs may be necessary to having a work life or being able to study. You can apply for financial aid at different institutions (Berufsgenossenschaft, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of State Welfare and Department of Social Services). On the sites of and Rehadat vehicle adaptation (in German) you can find extensive information on these topics.

Transportation for disabled and sick people

A lot of local authorities (mostly social services) offer transportation for people with disabilities and ambulance service. Because these offers and agreements to cover costs vary regionally, please ask your local authorities.
Apart from that local providers and Taxi companies offer vehicles for wheelchairs. Please ask providers directly as they don't always advertise this fact.
The costs of an ambulance service may partially be covered by your health insurance. Please ask your insurance for more detail.

Johanniter transportation for the handicapped (in German)

Arbeiter Samariter Bund transportation for the handicapped (in German)

Life, Leisure and Travel

On the Internetseite der Stadt Mainz you can find extensive information and links on accessibility in Mainz and the region, as well as tips for trips and outings in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz and Hessen.

Spiritual Welfare

Spiritual Welfare for people with a disability by the Diocese Mainz and the Protestant Church Hessen-Nassau (both in German)


Addiction and Self-Help-Forum (in German)

Addiction Support for the Employees of the University Mainz (in German)

Blind and Partially Sighted

German Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (DBSV)

German Society for the blind and partially sighted in education and the workplace (DVBS) (in German)

Bowel Disorders and Metabolic Disorders

German Society for Gastroenterology and Metabolic Disorders (DGVS) (in German)

German Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Society - DCCV - e. V.  (in German)

German ILCO - Self-Help-Organisation of Stomawearers und People with intestinal Cancer  (in German)


Cancer Center Unimedizin Mainz - here you will find a list of contacts, information and self-help-groups for all the different types of cancer. (in German)

German Cancer Society

German Cancer Aid (in German)

German Leukemia and Lymphoma Aid (in German)

Self-Help-Group for Women after Cancer (in German)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Regional Deaf Association (in German)

Specialized Services for the Deaf by the city of Mainz (in German)

Specialized Services for Integration by the City of Mainz and the Regional Deaf Association RLP (in German)

Sensor-Magazine "the-sound-of-silence" Mainz / Wiesbaden

Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

Federal Association for Dyslexia and Dyscalculia (in German)

Institute for Dyslexia Therapy (in German)

EBD and Mononucleosis / Glandular Fever

Information by ENT-specialists (in German)

Independent Patient Advisory Services (available in German, Russian,Turkish)


Center for Epilepsy Mainz (in German)

Out-Patient Department of the Center for Epilepsy Mainz (in German)

German Society for Epileptology (in German)


German Fatigue Society (in German)

For Women

Working Group for Women's Health in Medicine, Psychotherapy and Society (in German)

German Society for Senology  (in German)

Women's Self-Help-Group after Cancer (in German)

Lymphatic System

Self-Help-Group for People with Lymphatic-System-Disorders (in German)

German Leukemia and Lymphoma Aid (in German)

Multiple Sclerosis

German federal Multiple Sclerosis Association e. V. (in German)

Regional Branch of the German Federal Multiple Sclerosis Association RLP e. V. (in German) and a list of affiliated regional Self-Help-Groups (in German).

Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychosomatic

As the "umbrella organization" Psychiatry-Net (in German) offers extensive information on psychiatric illnesses and treatment possibilities and further links to separate organizations like the German Association for Social Psychiatry e.V. (in German), The Federal Association of Families of People with Mental Illness, the Umbrella Association Communal Psychiatry e.V. (in German) and the Psychiatry-Publishing-House (in German).

German Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy e.V. (DGKJP) (in German)

German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics

German Association for Psychosomatic Medicine and Medical Psychotherapy (DGPM)


Self-Help for Family Members to cope with Suicide e.V. (AGUS) (in German)

German Association for Suicide Prevention (in German)

Friends for Life (in German)

National Suicide Prevention Program (in German)


Patient Protection Association e.V. (in German) supports patients suffering from malpractise

The Federal Association "Self-Help" (in German) supports people seeking to establish a self-help-organization and is politically active for the rights of people with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses

The Advisory-Service-Net (in German) offers links, chats and contacts to advice and info centres for all manner of topics.

Interest Group for a Self-Determined-Life in Germany e.V. (in German)

KISS - Mainz (in German) (Contact- und Information Center for Self-Help by the "Paritätischen Wohlfahrtsverbandes - Landesverband Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland" e.V.)

Self-Help-Groups in Mainz (in German)

Sozialverband VdK Rheinland-Pfalz (in German) is a social community for social equality and against cuts to social services

Interesting Links

Aktion Mensch (a charitable lottery / in German) (information on social and handicapped law / in German)

Handicap-Info (in German)

BM-Online (People with handicaps on the internet / in German)

Federal Association Dyslexia and Dyscalculia (inn German)

Pfennigparade Foundation (in German)

Wheelmap (Map of accessible places in Germany)

Journal for people with disability (in German)

Gateway (accessible multimedia information and communication platform for blind, visually impaired, deaf and hearing-impaired students and academics)

SPIEGEL ONLINE (Survey by the Studierendenwerk on studying with a handicap / in German)

EnableMe (formerly MyHandicap) (The meeting place for people with disabilities and chronic illness)