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(School) visits by ambassadors

Our visits last about 1.5h and consist of a general part on mental health and the personal part where Ambassadors tell their own story. Our Ambassadors have all attended a workshop with Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schmidt, Professor of Clinical Psychology in Childhood and Adolescence at the University of Bern, and tell their story in a framework that is appropriate and adapted to the school level, age and story. Neither details nor exact descriptions of certain parts of the story, which could be chilling, traumatizing or disturbing for the students (adolescents), are mentioned. This is to protect our Ambassadors and the students. In addition, an expert always accompanies the school visit, who could also answer questions of the students that cannot or do not want to be answered by the Ambassador. Visits are carried out for young people from the age of 12 at all educational levels.


Before each school visit, there is a discussion between us and the person who requested the school visit to clarify if a school visit is possible. The Ambassador:in then also contacts the organizing person and the Expert:in to clarify organizational details. There is a contract between ZETA Movement and the school. However, this only serves to ensure that the school takes all (legal) measures so that such a school visit can be carried out. These vary from canton to canton.


Our school visits are free of charge, but donations are always welcome. It is best to request a school visit 4-6 weeks in advance, but it may also be possible to find an available Ambassador more spontaneously. It is not possible to "pick" a specific disease pattern, but if there are good reasons, it is possible to see together if it is possible to request someone with a specific disease pattern. Many visits back-to-back at the same school/organizatione are usually not doable and only possibly exceptionally.


For a visit request, this form can be filled out and sent directly to


“I think it's beautiful how, at the end of the day, any discomfort shared makes us feel less alone.

- Student

We have been active in the following cantons already (as of 15.04.2024):

Canton Berne
19 schools (Middle Schools)*
6 other organizations (Youth work)
9 presentations (University of Bern, Youth Session)

Visits in 
​​​February 21, March 21, May 21, June 21, September 21, November 21, December 21, February 22, March 22, May 22, June 22, October 22, November 22, January 23, February 23, May 23, August 23, October 23, November 23, December 23, February 24
Canton Ticino
25 schools (Middle Schools/High Schools)
7 other organizations (e.g. Scouts)
6 presentations (e.g. Teachers, youth parties)

Visits in 
March 21, April 21, October 21, February 22, March 22, April 22, August 22, October 22
, December 22, January 23, February, March 23, May 23, October 23, November 23, January 24, March 24
Canton Zurich
5 schools (Middle Schools)
2 other organization (Durchstart, MOVE)
3 presentations (Unicef, Pro Juventute)

Visits in 
November 21, April 22, October 22
, May 23, November 23, December 23, January 24, March 24
Canton Uri
1 roundtable (Health Promotion Uri)

Visit in
October 22
Canton Aargau
4 schools (High Schools)
1 other organisation (Youth Work)

Visits in
January 22, May 23, June 23
Canton Basel-City
1 school (High School)**

Visits in
January 23
Canton Nidwalden
1 school (High School)
1 other organization (Hospital)

Visits in
June 23, February 24
canton Lucerne
4 schools (High Schools)
1 other organizations (Church classes)
5 presentations/event (Job fair, conference)

Visits in
November 21, November 22, January 23, August 23, November 23, February 24
Canton Solothurn
3 schools (High Schools)
2 other organizations (SoOdA)
1 presentation (Job fair)

Visits in 
November 21, February 22, August 22, September 22, November 22
, September 23, November 23
Canton Thurgau
1 presentation (SODK)

Visits in
​​​September 22
Canton St. Gallen
2 schools (High Schools)
1 presentation (podium discussion)

Visits in
February 22, October 23
Canton Vaud
1 other organization (Scouts)
1 presentation (Apprentices)

Visit in
November 22, January 24
Canton Obwalden
1 school (High School)

Visits in
April 23
Canton Basel-Country
1 school (High School)

Visits in
January 24

* The school visit took place together with our partner organization "Berner Bündnis gegen Depression". The BBgD works in the Canton of Bern to improve the care and living situation of people with depression and their relatives and to prevent suicide.

** The school visit took place together with our partner organization "Health First". Health First offers mental and physical health courses to schools and companies in English. 

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