Health and Well-being
The Student Health works preventively and with issues related to health and well-being and offers courses, workshops, lectures and individual counselling.
Stress is a feeling that arises when you feel you have too much to do and too little time, or excessive demands and expectations for yourself. In small amounts stress can be positive as it can make us perform better. But stress that lasts for a long period of time can have negative mental and physical impacts. Stress is one of the most common reasons why students contact the Student Health and we offer seminars, workshops and individual counselling where you can discuss stress.
You can also order a presentation or workshop for your class, student group or student organization.
More information on stress, health and wellbeing
- Stress and Health Advice (SAHA) - free online self-care program for those with mild to moderate problems who want to feel better
- About student stress, including some self-help tips from NHS
- Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing from NHS
Low mood, sadness, anxiety or depression
Feeling low, sad or depressed is a natural part of life and is a normal reaction to grief, stress, conflict, breakup or failure. Exhaustion, which is caused by unadequate recovery, as well as anxiety can also lead to depression. Anxiety and depression can mean that your studies suffer. Anxiety is a feeling of intense fear or worry, and you feel it very distincly in your body. It can be unpleasant, but is not dangerous. At the Student Health, there are various opportunities for support, individual counselling or group activities free of charge to deal with anxiety, worry and negative thoughts.
Alcohol, drugs and tobacco
Another important part of the Student Health preventive work is on alcohol, drugs and tobacco. We meet students who want to change their own use and students who are worried about someone close to them. You can book an appointment for individual counselling when your own or one of your friends' alcohol habits become worrying.
Last updated: 2021-06-21